- Tuesday, 26 April 2016
Only a change in the law would allow the Legal Ombudsman to cover complaints from consumers of unregulated law firms, the chair of the organisation’s governing body has said as he called on paralegals to campaign for access to the redress scheme.
Tags: Legal Services Act, LeO, OLC, unregulated firms
Posted in Latest news, Legal Ombudsman, Legal Services Act, Regulation
- 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
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.