Law Soc regulatory arm seeks chief

The Law Society has started its search for a chief executive to manage its regulatory function when this becomes operational in the New Year.

The chief executive will report to Peter Williamson, a former Law Society president who is to head up the new Regulation Board, and will lead the team setting up the regulatory structure.

The society is splitting its regulatory and representative roles in response to Sir David Clementi’s review of the regulation of the legal profession. Clementi’s proposals are due to be implemented into legislation following the recent government white paper on the future of legal services.

Williamson said: “The new boards will need to quickly establish a good track record so that we will be able to demonstrate to the Legal Services Board how well our separate governance arrangements are working.”