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Quality marks must not ?usurp? regulators

PUBLISHED November 23, 2011

The legal sector?s consumer watchdog has today warned that voluntary quality marks should not be made mandatory to access part of the market as this could ?usurp? the role of regulators.

In a new report, the Legal Services Consumer Panel also called for such schemes to be strengthened if they are to gain full public confidence.

The watchdog?s report assesses 13 schemes, including the Law Society?s Conveyancing Quality Scheme, other Society accreditation panels and similar schemes run by professional associations in areas such as personal injury, family law and will-writing.

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