Ten years on from the regulation revolution

In our latest podcast, we have the first of two episodes exploring how the law profession has changed since the Legal Services Act was implemented in 2007

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Dec 22, 2017
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Jonathan Ames speaks to Lord Falconer of Thoroton, who was secretary of state for constitutional affairs at the time, Sheila Kumar, who was part of the Clementi review that was the origin of the act, and Andrew Holroyd, who was president of the Law Society in 2007-2008.

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Ruth Deech 5 months ago

Other than separation, hardly any of the objectives of the reform have been achieved so far. Complaints are better handled, but legal advice is not cheaper or more accessible. UK legal regulation is overdone, expensive and complex, and is far from being the admiration of the world. Too many uninformed lay members of Boards who treat the legal profession as if it were a purely commercial enterprise. Ministry should listen to criticism and reform again, remove LSB. The Legal Services Act was a poor piece of drafting. Are ABSs a success?