Senior leadership team

Philip Yelland

Executive Director of Regulation

Philip joined the Society in 1990 having previously been a solicitor in private practice in Edinburgh. Initially he worked in the Complaints Department and took charge of that department in 1991. In September 2006 he took over as the Director of Regulation, which covers the teams dealing with complaints, financial compliance/Guarantee Fund, interventions, Regulatory Committee and related policy matters, and the Civil Legal Quality Assurance regime. Philip is also heavily involved in work relating to the implementation of the Legal Services Act around the creation of licensed providers. Prior to qualifying as a solicitor, Philip worked in the civil service for four years.’