The Scottish government plans to bring forward legislation to reform and update the regulation of legal services in Scotland.
The proposed legislation comes on the back of a consultation undertaken in 2021 to identify areas of improvement in a regulatory system largely written in the 1980s. The consultation ran between October and November 2021, with the Scottish Governments formal response coming at the end of 2022.
The consultation itself followed the 2018 Roberton Report which made 40 recommendations to reform and modernise the regulatory framework.
One of the key provisions is the continuing independence of the Law Society of Scotland as the regulatory body.