Legal services bill promises fairer system

A new bill aims to rebalance the interests between consumers and the legal profession, writes Isolde Goggin.

4th December, 2011
Legal services bill promises fairer system
Alan Shatter's new bill is a radical overhaul. Photo: Collins

The government's Legal Services Regulatory Bill promises radically to overhaul how the legal profession is regulated. This is good news for consumers and for businesses.

The new system should make hiring a solicitor or barrister easier, more transparent and hopefully better value. These are some of the hallmarks of a legal profession that is regulated in the public interest.

We can expect the new bill to have a very positive impact on ordinary consumers. For...

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