April 2021

Cardiff and District Law Society has responded to the Legal Services Board's discussion paper on quality indicators. The LSB issued its discussion paper in February 2021, inviting responses on its proposals for improving transparency of quality in legal services, particularly those aimed at consumers.
 
The LSB proposed three indicators of quality - technical quality, service quality, and outcomes - and suggested various forms of information that would assist consumers in making informed choices about their legal services provider. These sources included objective data (such as disciplinary sanctions, complaints data and error rates recorded by public bodies), client reviews, and information about the size and shape of each legal services provider. The LSB suggested two options to publicise this information - (1) improving the information on digital comparison sites alongside a new centralised register of such information and (2) regulators developing a new comparison tool themselves.
 
Through its Regulatory Issues Sub-Committee, the Society has responded to the discussion paper, to argue that any approach to the provision of information on quality indicators should be market-led, that it is premature for the regulators to create additional structures given the continuing development of digital comparison sites, and that the likely additional burdens and cost to the profession of another layer of regulation are not justified. We are of the view that the LSB's proposals are not proportionate, as any centralised register will duplicate existing sources of information and may be little used by consumers.
 
The Society's response is available here.
 
The LSB's discussion paper is available here: Quality Indicators discussion paper (legalservicesboard.org.uk)

 


CDLS Responds to the SRA consultation on ‘Protecting the users of legal services: balancing cost and access to legal services

June 2018


To view this CDLS consultation response, sent to the SRA directly, please click here.

 

 


CDLS Responds to the SRA consultation on Corporate Strategy 2017 - 20

25 September 2017


Cardiff and District Law Society responded to SRA Consultation – ‘Corporate Strategy 2017’

To view this CDLS consultation response, sent to the SRA directly, please click here.


 

CDLS Responds to the SRA consultation on routes to qualification

04 January 2017


Cardiff and District Law Society’s response to SRA Consultation – ‘A new route to qualification: The Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE), October 2016’

The Incorporated Law Society for Cardiff and District trades under the name Cardiff and District Law Society (CDLS).  CDLS is the largest local law society in Wales.  It has a membership of over 1,000 people including solicitors, barristers, legal executives and academic lawyers.

CDLS appoints a number of specialist committees, including a Regulatory Issues Sub-committee.

Through these committees CDLS responds to a number of public consultations on matters which affect the professional lives of solicitors in the Cardiff and District area.  CDLS welcomes the opportunity to respond to the SRA’s Consultation:  ”A new route to qualification : the Solicitors Qualifying Examination”.

To view the CDLS consultation response, sent to the SRA directly, please click here.

 


 

CDLS Responds to the SRA 'Looking to the Future' Consultation 

21 September 2016


The Incorporated Law Society for Cardiff and District trades under the name Cardiff and District Law Society (CDLS). CDLS is the largest local law society in Wales.  It has a membership of over 1,000 people including solicitors, barristers, legal executives and academic lawyers.

CDLS appoints a number of specialist committees, including a Regulatory Issues Sub-committee. 

Through these committees CDLS responds to a number of public consultations on matters which affect the professional lives of solicitors in the Cardiff and District area.  CDLS welcomes the opportunity to respond to the SRA’s Looking to the Future Consultation.

To view the CDLS consultation response, sent to the SRA directly, please click here. Pleased be advised that this document is for CDLS Members only. 

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