- Tuesday, 30 June 2015
Will writers have become the first practitioners to sign up to a new register of paralegals, which is set to be launched next month as part of an effort to set standards for the non-authorised legal professionals.
Posted in Latest news, Market monitor, Other lawyers
- Friday, 2 December 2011
The Legal Ombudsman should have jurisdiction over non-lawyer employment advisers as part of work to improve consumer protection in the field, employment judges have suggested. Their primary concern was the lack of consistency in the redress available to claimants.
Tags: Legal Ombudsman, LeO, Regulation, reserved legal activities
Posted in Legal Services Board, News
- Wednesday, 3 March 2010
The Institute of Legal Executives is considering whether to become the first legal body to require newly qualified members to take a ‘lawyer’s oath’ equivalent to the Hippocratic Oath doctors take on qualification.
Tags: ILEX, oath, Regulation
Posted in Latest news, Legal Executives, Regulation
- Tuesday, 16 February 2010
Those of us with recent experiences of the Financial Services Authority’s changing approach to regulating its industry firms, should be forgiven a wry smile on reading SRA board chairman Charles Plant’s article on ‘outcomes-focused regulation’ which appeared in the Law Society Gazette on 11 February 2010.
Tags: FSA, outcomes-focused regulation, Regulation, SRA
Posted in Blog
- Monday, 8 February 2010
Seven in 10 Scots want independent regulation for lawyers, a survey by Which? has found. The Legal Services (Scotland) Bill – introducing similar reforms to the Legal Services Act 2007 south of the border – is in the early stages of its passage through the Scottish Parliament.
Tags: Regulation, Scotland
Posted in Latest news, Regulation
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