- Friday, 5 December 2014
The Legal Services Consumer Panel today expressed concerned that “the recent emphasis on deregulation… is being taken too far”, while also praising the innovation seen to date through alternative business structures.
Tags: ABS, Alternative business structures, deregulation, Legal Services Board, Legal Services Consumer Panel, Solicitors Regulation Authority
Posted in Alternative business structures, Consumer panel, Latest news, Legal Services Act, Legal Services Board
- Tuesday, 10 June 2014
The Legal Services Board has approved wide-ranging plans by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to deregulate training, including the delayed demise of the minimum salary.
Tags: deregulation, Legal Services Board, minimum wage, Solicitors Regulation Authority, trainee solicitors
Posted in hrtraining, Latest news, Regulation, Solicitors
- Wednesday, 7 May 2014
The Council for Licensed Conveyancers has become the first body to express disappointment with the Ministry of Justice’s announcement last week that it would not be making any major changes to the framework of legal regulation.
Tags: Council for Licensed Conveyancers, deregulation
Posted in Indemnity insurance, Latest news, Legal Services Act, Other lawyers, Regulation
- Monday, 28 April 2014
The Solicitors Regulation Authority is pushing ahead with its plans to deregulate the training of solicitors, despite objections from their professional body. They include scrapping the prescribed form of the training contract.
Tags: deregulation, Solicitors Regulation Authority, SRA
Posted in Latest news, Solicitors
Planning for retirement
8 July 2020
In 2006 I started thinking about retirement whilst founding a boutique practice specialising in partnership and employment law. Ten years later, a friend told me that I would never be able to retire.
Time for a new regulatory settlement
3 July 2020
The problem with reform based on a compromise with vested interests is that it ends up being more pig’s ear than silk purse and the Legal Services Act 2007 is no exception.