§ 73. Mr. Cassells
asked the Lord Advocate the number of prosecutions raised under the Solicitors (Scotland) Act, 1933, to the last convenient date; the penalties imposed in each case; and also the number of cases where complaints of the infringement of the Act were tendered to his Department but no prosecutions eventuated?
§ The Lord Advocate (Mr. T. M. Cooper)
Since the Act came into force 12 cases of alleged contraventions have been reported, and in six of these cases proceedings were instituted. Five convictions were obtained, the penalties varying from an admonition to a fine of £5 with the alternative of 30 days' imprisonment.