Legal Services Regulation Reform Bill to be introduced in 2022 / 2023

The Scottish Government will introduce a Legal Services Regulation Reform Bill in the 2022 to 2023 parliamentary year. The Programme for Government 2022 to 2023 was announced by the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, on 6 September 2022. This includes 18 new bills. The Summary of Bills contained in The Programme [PDF] states that the Legal Services…

Legal Services Regulation Reform in Scotland: Consultation Analysis Reviewed – Part 5: Complaints and Redress

This post, on complaints and redress, is the fifth in a series of five blog posts, each one looking at different aspects of the Consultation Analysis on Legal Services Regulation Reform in Scotland. That consultation comes on the back of the ‘Roberton Review‘, which was an independent Review commissioned by the Scottish Government in 2017…

Legal Services Regulation Reform in Scotland: Consultation Analysis Reviewed – Part 4: Business Structures

This post, on business structures, is the fourth in a series of five blog posts, each one looking at different aspects of the Consultation Analysis on Legal Services Regulation Reform in Scotland. That consultation comes on the back of the ‘Roberton Review‘, which was an independent Review commissioned by the Scottish Government in 2017 and…

Legal Services Regulation Reform in Scotland: Consultation Analysis Reviewed – Part 1: Overview

Yesterday the Scottish Government published its Consultation Analysis [PDF] on Legal Services Regulation Reform in Scotland. It extends to 138 pages covering many aspects of possible regulatory reform of legal services in Scotland. It has been a long time in coming. Legal Services (Scotland) Act 2010 England & Wales have had fundamental regulatory reform since…

Debate on Legal Services Regulation in Scotland heats up on Twitter in advance of the live event in Glasgow

Legal Hackers Scotland are bringing together all the main players for a unique debate at the Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow next Wednesday (13 February) on the Independent Review of Legal Services Regulation in Scotland. Presentations and debate will be provided by a distinguished panel of speakers: Esther Roberton (Chair of the Review); Neil Stevenson (CEO of…

Blogging about the Law

… As 2016 comes to a close I post my first blog post on this blog this year. Yes… The last blog post on here (and that was a guest post) was posted just over a year ago on 27 December 2015. So why has it taken me a year to blog? Did I give…