Legal services reform

As part of our strategy “Leading Legal Excellence”, we set out our ambition to secure a modern, flexible and enabling legislative framework for our work.

Most of the legislation covering the operation and regulation of the legal market is over 35 years old. It's increasingly out of date and unfit for purpose.  Whilst some reforms were brought in 2007 and 2010, the whole framework can be confusing and, in some cases, contradictory.

That is why we believe new legislation is needed to better protect consumers and allow the Scottish legal services market to thrive.

You can read our detailed submission to the Scottish Government and other consultation responses here.