The Legal Services Act reforms the way legal services in England and Wales are regulated and puts the consumer interest at the heart of the regulatory framework. It received Royal Assent on 30 October 2007.
The Legal Services Act sets out the framework for reform, which include setting up a Legal Services Board and an Office for Legal Complaints and enabling legal services to be provided under new business structures.
Legal Services Act 2007
The Bill, supporting documents and progress through parliament
- Regulatory impact assessment: 29 November 2006 [PDF 0.43mb, 86 pages]
- Supplement to the regulatory impact assessment: June 2007 [PDF 0.13mb, 10 pages]
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