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Remit of the Review

The remit for the Independent Review of the Regulation of Legal Services will be to review the regulation of legal services in Scotland and in undertaking this review, to:

  • consider what regulatory framework would best promote competition, innovation and the public and consumer interest in an efficient, effective and independent legal sector; 
  • recommend a framework which will protect the public and consumer interest, promote the principles of accountability, consistency, flexibility, transparency, cost-effectiveness and proportionality;
  • ensure that the regulatory framework retains the confidence of the profession and the general public;
  • undertake specific research into the extent of the unregulated legal services market in Scotland and investigate any impacts on consumers, as well as developing a better understanding of the structure of the legal services market.