No OLC barristers

The Legal Services Board has appointed solicitors but no barristers to the Office for Legal Complaints, the new consumer complaints body. The six successful candidates—three solicitors and three non-lawyers—will serve for three years.

An LSB spokesperson said: “The Legal Services Act has a complex set of requirements of skills and experience that board members need to have. There has to be a lay majority but there is nothing specific about which part of the profession the lawyers come from.”