Regulatory Committee

Regulatory Committee

Carol Ford - Convener

Phillip Yelland - Secretary (philipyelland@lawscot.org.uk)

The aims and functions are:

  • ensure that standards for the profession are set by way of making relevant and appropriate rules, to be applied in a uniform and consistent way and regularly reviewed
  • ensure on an ongoing basis that the internal processes, policies and procedures adopted by regulatory sub-committees are effective, appropriate and proportionate in order to ensure the making of consistent regulatory decisions for the protection of the public and the profession
  • where any policy, process or procedural changes are not in the authority of the Regulatory Committee, to change, make recommendations for any changes to the appropriate governance group in the Society (eg Council, Board, Finance Committee, chief executive)
  • build and develop relations with all stakeholders to ensure confidence in the work of the profession and the Society's regulatory regime
  • contribute to the Law Society of Scotland's overall strategy and corporate plan, including assisting the chief executive; Board and the Council in making resourcing decisions
  • create a plan of work for the Regulatory Committee based on the strategy and corporate plan and report progress on this to the Board
  • provide a written annual report to the Council and Board on the work of the committee and key regulatory issues
  • submit all minutes of its meetings to the Council on a timely basis
  • delegate regulatory functions to relevant sub-committees, having created and sought approval for the remits of those committees from the Council