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CILEx Regulation welcomes new Chair

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Jonathan Rees, new Chair of CILEx Regulation

Jonathan Rees [1] has been appointed Chair of CILEx Regulation [2] (CRL), the independent regulator of CILEX members, firms and specialist lawyers authorised for independent practice.

Jonathan will oversee the work of CRL as it embarks on a new three-year strategy, working alongside existing Board members Alice Belcher [3]Nick Hanning [4] and Andrew Donovan [5]. He will officially take up his post as Chair of the Board on 1 September 2021.

Jonathan said:

“I am delighted to have been appointed as Chair. In my short time as a Lay Director on the Board [6], I have already been hugely impressed by the commitment and expertise of Board colleagues and the executive team, and our focus on constantly providing a better service to those we regulate.

I am joining at an exciting time in CRL’s development as we work on a new three-year strategy, seek to improve outcomes for consumers, and help reshape legal services better to meet society’s needs. I am particularly committed to championing equality, diversity and inclusion both for those who work in the sector and for consumers of legal services. I want to uphold high standards while pursuing innovative models to improve access and minimise the regulatory burden. I also look forward to working in partnership with CILEX, fellow regulators, the Legal Services Consumer Panel and many others – it is only by pooling resources and expertise that we can deliver fairer outcomes and better services for all.

Finally, may I pay tribute to the current Chair, Sam Younger, under whose wise and determined leadership CRL has made huge progress in the last six years.”