The past year has proved to be extremely busy for the Law Society. Its president, David McIntosh, takes a look at the work the society has done so far and explains that, although much has been achieved, there is still a long way to go
Last spring the Master of the Rolls, Lord Phillips, said he believed that “self-regulation is the best form of regulation; provided it was fair, transparent and relatively swift”. He acknowledged that the recent reforms at the Law Society were equipping it to do a good job of performing its dual functions of regulation and representation and said that he believed that breaking down its dual roles was not in the interests of the public.
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