Thursday, April 24, 2008

Law Society of Scotland consultation on standards - 'We never had any before so why start now ?'

To waste some time and justify its continued existence, the Law Society of Scotland has decided to hold a consultation on standards for solicitors in Scotland.

With there not actually being any standards in our sadly maligned legal profession, what on earth can we expect ? Even less standards and more bottom of the barrel leadership ?

Law Society of Scotland media release :

The Law Society of Scotland’s consultation into standards

The Law Society of Scotland’s consultation into standards for solicitors in Scotland is currently being developed and will be live on the website soon.

The consultation is aiming to clarify what those using legal services can expect from their solicitor both in terms of behaviour and service. Issues under consideration include a review of the current Code of Conduct and setting principles for service.

The Society has set up a reference group to help it develop the consultation.

The reference group representatives are from Women’s Aid, the Scottish Legal Services Ombudsman, the Scottish Consumer Council, the Equality and Human Rights Commission, the Scottish Legal Aid Board, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, the Citizens Advice Scotland and Children 1st.

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