Public Support for Independent Regulation
The Solicitors Regulation Authority has published details of new research which, it says, has revealed strong public support for Treasury proposals to fully separate legal regulators from professional bodies.
According to the research 82 percent of adults in England and Wales believe that solicitors should be regulated independently, whilst 86 percent believed that solicitors should be regulated more than for other professions such as dentists and accountants.
The research, which was carried out by ComRes, revealed that 68 percent of respondents said they were more likely to trust an independently regulated profession.
It may come as a surprise to many solicitors that 86% of the population realised solicitors were regulated, and even less likely, cared. However, backing up as it does the SRA’s assertion that they should be an independent regulator it no doubt will be relied upon heavily in the months to come.
Those who wish to find out more can do so on the SRA Web Site