Law Society of Scotland to deliver recommendations on services 'by February'

Changes in the way Scottish consumers receive legal services may take place following planned recommendations from the Law Society of Scotland, it has been reported.

Suggestions will be made by the Scottish solicitors’ governing body by the end of February, promised organisation president Richard Henderson.

Proposals will be made in response to pleas to overhaul the current system of legal advice provision in Scotland – the closed shop – which disallows businesses such as banks and supermarkets from offering such assistance to consumers, according to the Herald.

The recent event at the National Gallery called The Public Interest, Delivering Scottish Legal Services was acknowledged to be one of the most significant debates the law society has ever hosted, according to the publication.

According to the Scotsman, outcomes from the debate at the National Gallery are due to be published as part of a consultation paper that will be issued this month.