Legal Disciplinary Practices
Lord Falconer, the UK Lord Chancellor,announced on 21 March 2005 plans to give consumer greater choice in legal services. The Financial Times reported that he will go further than Sir David Clementii and propose that a new legal regulator be given tough new powers and leaving the door open to "multi-disciplinary practices" which will allow lawyers link up with other professions like accountants.
Sir David Clementi, head of a UK Government- commissioned review of legal services, unveiled a consultation paper in March 2004, outlining options for a new regulatory structure and ways to liberalise the strict ownership rules governing law firms. These images depict the proposed abolition of the rules which separate solicitors and barristers from practicing within the one firm, highlighted by David Clementi's Consultation Paper.