The Law Society has today reiterated its opposition to the Legal Services Board’s proposed new Codes.
The Society has issued a briefing note and a formal objection to the LSB and is encouraging law firms to do the same (with a deadline of 4th September by which to do so):
The primary concerns of the Law Society are the proposals for:
* solicitors to deliver non-reserved services to the public from unregulated entities
* individual self-employed solicitors to provide reserved and non-reserved services without sole practice authorisation.
The Law Society has been vocal in recent months about its view that this is a loosening of the current regulatory regime and that this is not in the public’s best interest. What’s your view?