News UK Careers Law’s arch-regulator appoints first ever board By The Lawyer 17 July 2008 14:04 17 December 2015 16:04 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Anonymous 17 July 2008 at 16:48 Sector regulation Almost any change in the way the sector is regulated presently is worth a shot. The way it currently seems to work is that the Law Society fails, gets fined for its failure, pays the fine with my (and your) fee contributions then carries on roughly as usual. A bit of private sector experience added t the mix might just prove the answer. Reply Link City partner 17 July 2008 at 16:51 New board I have no reason to doubt the capability of the lawyers in question, but clearly any lawyer busy actually lawyering isn’t going to have time to add on a part-time role like this. Appointing people for £15k for one month a year might keep costs down, but could also be a false economy. Reply Link anonymous 17 July 2008 at 17:26 New Board What can I say a board that is to regulate activities of both the Bar and Solicitors Profession has a board overwhelmingly consisting of solicitors? Need I say more as to where the government believes the legal profession should be heading? Reply Link Anonymous 17 July 2008 at 17:28 New board Not a business person among them then? Boards direct, where are the experienced directors? Reply Link Christopher 17 July 2008 at 17:34 Board experience I think Terence has experience of quite a few boards (he was on the board at Mirror Group, for one), and some of the others could do too. Probably left out for the sake of brevity. Reply Link Anonymous 17 July 2008 at 19:55 Board So, as well as the Law Society, SRA, SDT and LCS, we now have another regulatory board – the LSB.How can this possibly be regarded as ‘simplifying regulation in the legal services sector’? Reply Link Anonymous 18 July 2008 at 17:32 Part time Has City partner not heard of the concept of a non executive role? And of people doing things *after* being a City partner? Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.