- Friday, 8 July 2011
The board of the Solicitors Regulation Authority this month moved to parity between solicitor and lay ordinary members, ahead of introducing a lay majority in two years’ time. Shamit Saggar, the former chairman of the Legal Complaints Service, joined the board this month as part of a deal with the Legal Services Board.
Tags: bar standards board, ILEX Professional Standards, internal governance rules, Law Society, Legal Complaints Service, legal education and training review, Legal Services Board, Office of Fair Trading, Review 2020, Solicitors Regulation Authority
Posted in Legal Services Board, News, Solicitors
- Wednesday, 1 June 2011
Legal Services Board chairman David Edmonds is wrong to say there is a “disconnect” between legal education and legal practice, it was claimed last week by the man who has systematically reviewed the Bar’s education and training regime.
Tags: bar standards board, legal education, Review 2020
Posted in Barristers, hrtraining, Legal Services Board, News, Regulation
- Tuesday, 10 May 2011
A former Court of Appeal judge and the one-time senior partner of City law firm Simmons & Simmons have been appointed joint chairs of a new consultation panel to advise on the fundamental education and training review – now known as “Review 2020″.
Tags: bar standards board, ILEX Professional Standards, legal education, Review 2020, Solicitors Regulation Authority
Posted in Barristers, hrtraining, Legal Executives, News, Solicitors
If 2020 taught us anything, it is that lawyers will not disappear any time soon. Still, paper will gradually disappear in favour of digital tools, investment in technology and better ways of working.
Over the Christmas break while relaxing, I decided it would be a perfect time to catch up on a few stories from the legal sector to see how the profession was coping.