Regulation and ethics

The Law Society has just published a consultation with its members on proposals for independent regulation and appears to be seeking views on a situation where an independent regulator would set “minimum standards” while the professional body would be responsible for the ethical or professional standards.

It’s a really interesting debate and it may need some work to decide exactly where the boundary between the two lies.  There doesn’t seem to be a closing date, but solicitors are encouraged to contact their local Law Society regional managers or to send comments to an email address.