Clementi invites comment on regulatory changes

David Clementi, the Prudential chairman appointed by the Government to overhaul legal services in England and Wales, is to issue a consultation document early next year seeking responses on the future of regulation for the profession. “I really want to hear what people have to say on the issues. This is an opportunity to contribute to a root-and-branch review of regulation of legal services. I’d encourage all to engage in the process,” he said on Monday 20 October. Clementi is embarking on an 18-month review of the regulatory framework, which could see changes to the regulatory powers of the Law Society and the Bar Council. First reported on www.thelawyer.com 21 October