Roberton Review

CMA recommends independent regulation of legal services in Scotland

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has recommended that an independent body regulate legal services in Scotland.

Published 24 March 2020

Scottish government response to polarising Roberton Review welcomed

The Law Society of Scotland, the Faculty of Advocates and the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission have welcomed the Scottish government’s response to the Roberton report on legal services regulation.

Published 25 June 2019

CMA research to support Scottish government response to Roberton Review

The Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) is to undertake research into the Scottish legal services market to support the Scottish government’s response to the Roberton Review.

Published 18 June 2019

Exclusive: Roberton Review a 'grand design' lacking in credibility and should form no basis for change

The Roberton Review fails to appreciate the separation of powers, proposes a regime that will effectively cost the consumer more and is so lacking in credibility that it should "form no basis for any changes" to the regulation of legal services in Scotland, solicitors have said.

Published 9 May 2019

Michael Sheridan: Lawyers must respond to seismic changes proposed by Roberton Review

Michael Sheridan reflects on the changes proposed by the Roberton Review and the urgent need for Scots lawyers to participate in the discussion on the future of legal regulation.

Published 8 May 2019

Esther Roberton to speak at SSC event

The Society of Solicitors in the Supreme Courts of Scotland (SSC) is delighted to announce that Esther Roberton, author of Fit For The Future, the report of the Independent Review of Legal Services Regulation in Scotland is to speak at an open meeting on Thursday 16 May.

Published 23 April 2019

Majority of solicitors back Law Society as professional regulator in face of Roberton Review

Scottish solicitors say the Law Society of Scotland should continue to regulate solicitors in Scotland, according to new research.

Published 13 March 2019

Lawyers debate Roberton Review in Glasgow

Lawyers gathered last week at the Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow to hear a debate on the merits of the Roberton Review. 

Published 18 February 2019

Roberton Review on regulation of legal services to be debated at free Glasgow event

Legal Hackers Scotland have brought together all the main players for a unique debate on the Independent Review of the Regulation of Legal Services in Scotland.

Published 7 February 2019