THE government has ruled out immediate further changes to the framework for legal services regulation following the wide-ranging review launched by the Ministry of Justice last June.
In a ministerial statement today, justice minister Shailesh Vara said the consultation process 'did not reveal any options for government to reduce regulatory burdens on legal service practitioners or to simplify the regulatory framework that did not entail changes to primary legislation'.
Vara said there was 'no consensus on the longer term vision' for regulation among the 71 respondents to the consultation, which included the approved regulators, consumer bodies, practitioners, legal academics and the judiciary.
'In light of the above, the government has decided not to take forward any changes to the  statutory framework at this time,' he added.

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