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Scotland launches McClementi review to promote innovation and competition in legal market

The Scottish government has launched its own version of the Clementi review by appointing a panel of non-lawyers and lawyers to examine the regulation of the profession, with a particular focus on unregulated providers and their impact on consumers.

April 26th, 2017 | No Comments »

Let lawyers control supply of electronic legal documents, report says

Lawyers should control the supply of “so-called standard electronic documents”, such as confidentiality deeds or contracts, a report has suggested. The report also highlighted the ethical and regulatory issues raised by artificial intelligence.

April 11th, 2017 | No Comments »

Unregulated firms are the future, says high-profile struck-off solicitor as he sets one up

The former chair of the Law Society’s land law and conveyancing committee, who was struck off last summer, has helped his wife set up an unregulated law firm, it has emerged. Richard Barnett, former senior partner of Southport firm Barnetts, is a consultant at Legal Heroes.

February 1st, 2016 | 2 Comments »

Separate business rule reform will “unlock” competition and innovation in legal market

The Legal Services Consumer Panel has given “qualified support” to plans by the Solicitors Regulation Authority to rewrite the separate business rule. The panel said the existing rule had “fallen into disrepute”.

February 16th, 2015 | No Comments »

LSB aims to present new government with “range of options” on future of regulation

Sir Michael Pitt, chairman of the Legal Services Board, said yesterday that he wanted to present the new government after next year’s general election with an agreed “range of options” for the future of regulation.

December 11th, 2014 | No Comments »

New Legal Ombudsman chair pushes for jurisdiction over all legal services providers

The new chair of the Office for Legal Complaints – which oversees the Legal Ombudsman – has outlined his ambition for the service to cover unregulated providers of legal services and those offering legal advice as part of a wider package.

July 22nd, 2014 | No Comments »

Consumer confusion boosts case for strict controls over unreserved work

New consumer research from the Solicitors Regulation Authority has strengthened the case for stringent controls of law firms and alternative business structures which seek to hive off unreserved legal work to an unregulated business.

March 14th, 2011 | 1 Comment »

Scotland to regulate will-writers

The case to regulate will-writers in England and Wales is likely to strengthen with moves by the Scottish Executive to introduce regulation north of the border.

February 9th, 2010 | No Comments »

Survey: public thinks all will-writers are solicitors

Two in three members of the public believe that all will-writers are trained solicitors, research by the Fellowship of Professional Willwriters and Probate Practitioners has shown.

February 9th, 2010 | No Comments »