Which? Legal Service chief quits over reformation

The head of legal at ­consumer body Which? has left the organisation, ­claiming it is unwilling to look at reforms to its ­services.

The Lawyer understands that Gordon Wilson left the organisation without ­another job to go to after ­disagreeing with finance and operations director Martin Webster over the future of Which? Legal Service.

A source close to Which? claimed Wilson wanted to make changes to the legal services provided, but ­Webster did not feel the same way.

“With the Legal Services Act coming in, Gordon thought Which? had a lot of potential to radicalise its service, but apparently Webster is happy for it to carry on ticking over,” said the insider. “For Gordon, being a caretaker was just not good enough.”

Webster was unavailable for comment, but a Which? spokeswoman said: “There was ;no ;longstanding ­disagreement between ­Martin and Gordon at all. Gordon had only been with Which? for a year, so that’s not the case. Martin ­Webster will continue to look at the direction of the legal services.

“We’re currently recruiting a replacement for Gordon, but in the meantime Martin continues to oversee the direction of Which? Legal Service and it is very much business as usual.”