The future of legal services in England and Wales – reviewing regulation, consumer protection and responding to innovation

Tuesday, 15th September 2020

Leader of the review Professor Stephen Mayson, Centre for Ethics & Law, UCL is a keynote speaker at this conference.

The report makes recommendations for the future of legal services, including:

  • a single independent regulator for the legal sector – the Legal Services Regulation Authority – to replace the current arrangement of ten front-line regulators with additional oversight by the Legal Services Board regulator
  • replacing the current reserved legal activities, by categorising all legal services and regulating them to different degrees according to the risk to public interest of the work
  • all legal services providers being registered and regulated – thereby moving away from regulating lawyers by their professional title and, instead, towards the work they undertake
  • measures for ensuring those who are unable to afford a regulated lawyer are not left without access to legal advice
  • the provision of a single point of entry for all consumer complaints

Also making keynote contributions are: Clare Hayes, Deputy Director of UK Legal Services & Innovation, Ministry of Justice; Peter Rowlinson, Head of UK Legal Services Policy, Ministry of Justice; and Rachel Wood, Executive Director of Regulation, Law Society of Scotland.

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