The Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 – Disciplinary Procedures

The Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 establishes the new independent Legal Services Regulatory Authority to regulate all legal practitioners, along with the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal to hear disciplinary cases against barristers and solicitors. The Act makes radical changes to the manner in which legal professionals are regulated. This one hour lecture covers the main changes in terms of disciplinary and complaints procedures.

The content covered is set out below:

  • The end of self-regulation
  • Complaints and disciplinary proceedings under part 6 of the Act.
  • Misconduct under the Act
  • Referral of complaints by The Bar Council, The King’s Inns and The Law Society
  • Limitation periods
  • Preliminary review and admissibility
  • Inadequate services & excessive costs
  • The Review Committee
  • Mediation of complaints
  • The Complaints Committee
  • The Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal
  • Appeals to the High Court

Teaching methods:  

e-Lecture, PowerPoint;

Duration & pricing:

  • Net-Duration: 1 hour
    • Out-reach group bookings are available for this module

To review scheduled booking options, please refer to: 2019 LEGAL CPD programme

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