- Friday, 11 December 2015
In a further twist to an already complicated saga, the Legal Ombudsman has decided not to become a certified alternative dispute resolution body for the time being. Certification would double LeO’s deadline for complaints from six to 12 months.
Tags: ADR directive, Legal Ombudsman, OLC
Posted in Consumer panel, Latest news, Legal Ombudsman, Legal Services Act, Legal Services Board
- Wednesday, 30 September 2015
Confusion over law firm complaints and the new European directive on alternative dispute resolution is set to continue, the chair of the legal services consumer panel has predicted. Elisabeth Davies said the panel was taken by surprise by the Legal Ombudsman’s change of heart on the issue.
Tags: ADR directive, Legal Ombudsman, Legal Services Consumer Panel
Posted in Consumer panel, Latest news, Legal Ombudsman, Legal Services Act
Legal education and training is not fit for today, let alone the future, and the approach of the main professional bodies to the need for greater accessibility and flexibility could not have been more different.
Since abolition of the common renewal date, practices have been free to choose when to renew their professional indemnity insurance. We estimate that around 30-40% now renew between March and April.