Edmonds reappointed for second term at helm of Legal Services Board


Edmonds: maintaining momentum of reform is crucial

David Edmonds was today reappointed as chairman of Legal Services Board (LSB) for a second three-year term.

Mr Edmonds, who is paid £63,000 a year for a minimum of 70 days’ work, will now be in post until 30 April 2014.

The reappointment was made by Lord Chancellor Ken Clarke in consultation with the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Judge, in accordance with the Legal Services Act 2007.

Justice minister Jonathan Djanogly said: “I am very pleased that David Edmonds has accepted a further term of appointment as chairman of the LSB. There are vital and exciting challenges ahead for the legal profession and I believe the leadership displayed by David will provide a steady foundation for ensuring the legal profession of England and Wales remains world leading well into the future.”

Mr Edmonds said he was delighted to be reappointed. “Maintaining momentum in the modernisation and reform of both regulation and service delivery is crucial for lawyers and the clients they serve. I look forward to leading the LSB over the next three years as we help to bring about that change.”

The reappointment was expected given that alternative business structures are to be due to be introduced in seven months.

In addition to his role at the LSB, Mr Edmonds is chairman of both supply chain solutions provider Wincanton PLC and NHS Shared Business Services, as well as a non-executive director of property company Hammerson PLC and of William Hill.

He is also a board member of Olympic Park Legacy Company.

Mr Edmonds will be interviewed by Legal Futures Editor Neil Rose on stage at the Legal Futures Conference on 11 April.

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