Ministers eye making legal regulators independent from professional bodies – Local Government Lawyer

Posted December 1st, 2015 in barristers, consultations, legal profession, news, solicitors by tracey

‘The Government will consult by Spring 2016 on making legal services regulators independent from their representative bodies, ministers have said. The Treasury and the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills said in a 25-page paper, A better deal: boosting competition to bring down bills for families and firms, said the consultation would also cover the removal of barriers so that it becomes easier for alternative business structures, such as supermarkets and estate agents, to offer legal services like conveyancing, probate and litigation in England and Wales.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 30th November 2015