As could have been predicted, there have been many diverse views expressed in relation to what is a once in a generation set of changes for the profession. The Board does not take these views lightly. Since the closure of the consultation, it has sought legal advice on some of the
points of law raised. To ensure regulation in the interests of the client and the rule of law it is also commissioning limited research, modelling the likely outcomes of its proposed reforms on the profession, on the provision of legal services and, most importantly, on the consumer’s ability readily to obtain affordable access to justice. It is anticipated that the results of this work will enable the Board to make its final decisions on reform in October".