Morning, Tuesday, 25th February 2020
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This conference focuses on the future regulation of legal services in England and Wales.
It will be an opportunity to discuss the recently published interim report of the Independent Review of Legal Services Regulation.
Areas for discussion include:
- The future regulatory framework and role of individual regulators,
- Protecting consumers and improving their experience and engagement with legal services,
- Challenges for the sector in adopting legal technology, and issues that its use raises for regulation, and
- The entry into the legal market of professional services firms, competition, and the future of reserved activities.
The Review’s lead, Professor Stephen Mayson, is a keynote speaker at the seminar, along with Chris Jenkins, Economics Director, Competition and Markets Authority.
The chairs are the former Lord Chancellor, Rt Hon the Lord Falconer of Thoroton and Lord Gold.
There will be further contributions from: the Bar Council; the Bar Standards Board; The Law Society; the Legal Ombudsman; Legal Services Board; and the Solicitors Regulation Authority - as well as from: CILEx Regulation; ICAEW; The Law Superstore; LEAP Legal Software; Legal Futures; Legl; London Economics; and Russell-Cooke.
The agenda in summary
- Key findings from the Independent Review of Legal Services Regulation;
- The state of the market - transparency, consumer engagement, and the Market Study;
- Next steps for policy development;
- Technology adoption and the changing shape of professional services firms;
- Regulation in the legal services market - structures, roles, and independence; and
- Public confidence, competition, and managing ‘unmet legal need’.