Although it was “certainly for the regulators to take the lead on this ... our involvement should continue until we are confident that the necessary standards are in place to assure the quality of services on which clients depend,” she added.  Speaking also about the warnings of “a looming crisis in the legal professions” she said: “We are told, for example, that changes which would open up the legal services market to other providers to deliver more flexible services for clients at an improved cost for the taxpayer, threaten the future of the Bar. At the same time, we know that the Bar’s vocation course was oversubscribed last year.”