Publication - FOI/EIR release

Report Regulation of Legal Services: preparation cost and pro bono contributors: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Report Regulation of Legal Services: preparation cost and pro bono contributors: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/18/03154
Date received: 28 October 2018
Date responded: 22 November 2018
 
Information requested
 
“With reference to the Report by Ms E.Roberton last week on Regulation of Legal Services in Scotland I have 2 questions: 
 
1. What costs have been incurred in the preparation of the Report up to its date of publication.
 
and 

2. Please advise of any pro bono contributors to the Report.”

Response
 
The answer to your question is that:
 
1. The total cost of the review to the publication date of the report on the 23 October 2018 totalled £56,550.61. This cost may be attributed across three areas.
 
(a) Review costs: £34,836.41.  This includes expenses and fees incurred by the Chair, panel members expenses and costs incurred in relation to stakeholder engagement.
 
(b) Research costs: £19,092.20
 
(c) Publication costs: £2,622.00 
 
2. Review group members provided their time free of charge, however were able to claim back travel and subsistence expenses.  Details of the review members may be found at the review webpage: 
 
About FOI

The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses

Contact

Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit 
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000 


The Scottish Government 
St Andrew's House 
Regent Road 
Edinburgh 
EH1 3DG