Regulatory crisis in the solicitors' profession

Davies, Mark (2003) Regulatory crisis in the solicitors' profession. Legal Ethics, 6 (2). pp. 185-216. ISSN 1460-728X

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Self-regulation and discipline by the solicitor's profession is in crisis. There is evidence of failure at all levels, from the efficient resolution of straightforward complaints, to ensuring the public is not exposed to dishonest solicitors. Changes by the Law Society in recent years have either failed to meet expectations or have diverted resources away from other problems. In this article I draw together a range of criticisms of the current approach to self-regulation and raise the question of whether or not the current regulatory model is sustainable. I will consider whether changes in the size and nature of the solicitors profession has resulted in the need for radical rethinking about the fundamental nature and structure of the regulatory system.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Depositing User: Mark Davies - Law School
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:50
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