Roberton Report published

23 Oct


THE report by Esther Roberton on her Independent Review of Legal Services Regulation in Scotland has been published.

The primary of 40 recommendations is for a new Regulatory Model and Single Independent Regulator. The review states: “There should be a single regulator for all providers of legal services in Scotland. It should be independent of both government and those it regulates. It should be responsible for the whole system of regulation including entry, standards and monitoring, complaints and redress. Regulation should cover individuals, entities and activities and the single regulator should be a body accountable to the Scottish Parliament and subject to scrutiny by Audit Scotland.”

Gordon Jackson, QC, Dean of the Faculty of Advocates, said: “We have received the report by Esther Roberton and will carefully consider her recommendations with our members. We look forward to further contributing to what is an important discussion about the provision of legal services in Scotland.”