Faculty backs quest for Roberton consensus

20 Jul


THE Faculty has welcomed an announcement by the Scottish Government that it will issue a public consultation on the Roberton Review of legal services regulation.

Ministers say they will ”seek to build consensus, where possible, on the way forward prior to deciding on a course of action.”

Gordon Jackson, QC, Dean of the Faculty of Advocates, said: “We welcome and support the Scottish Government’s commitment to work towards building consensus on the future shape of the legal sector’s regulatory framework.

“The Faculty will be delighted to take the opportunity provided by the planned consultation to put forward proposals.

“Pending the consultation, the Faculty will be pleased to continue working with the Scottish Government and others to identify immediate improvements which can be made to the process for making and handling legal complaints.”

The Scottish Government’s response to the Independent Review of Legal Services Regulation in Scotland is here