Tuesday 21 August 2012 by Michael Cross

The Legal Services Board (LSB) today announced the re-appointment of Elisabeth Davies (pictured) as chair of the Legal Services Consumer Panel. Davies's new appointment runs from 1 August 2012 to 31 March 2015. She has been interim chair following the resignation last year of Lady Hayter.

David Edmonds, chair of the LSB, said the panel 'continues to play a unique and important role in making sure the interests of consumers are put right at the heart of the legal services sector'. Davies is director of partner relations at charity Age UK and was previously deputy chair of Wandsworth Primary Care Trust.

She said in a statement: 'It has been a real privilege to lead the panel in recent months and over a period of such rapid policy change. This is set to continue and I know the unique role of the panel will be more important than ever. I'm very pleased to have a further opportunity to build on what the panel has already achieved, maximising our impact on behalf of consumers and ensuring they can access high-quality and affordable legal services which meet their needs.'

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