CLC responds to SLC comments

Earlier this week we reported that a survey conducted by the Society of Licensed Conveyancers (SLC) has shown that Licensed Conveyancers do not support all of the Council of Licensed Conveyancers’ (CLC’s) regulatory expansion plans.

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The CLC have responded to the comments saying that they remain committed to specialising in what they do best: conveyancing, probate and other consumer legal services that people use on a relatively regular basis.

They do not believe that the application to regulate litigation and advocacy has changed that in any way. Instead they believe that their existing licence holders should have the opportunity to broaden their skill sets and to work within these specialist areas.

June Mulroy, interim Chief Executive, CLC, said: “As an innovative and independent regulator we are looking to the future and need to be responsive to the changes that are taking place in the legal services market and the opportunities that they present.

“It would be remiss of us as an organisation not to assess those opportunities to see if we can bring our expertise as a regulator to bear in other specialist areas.

“We see this as a positive step that in the longer term will benefit our regulated community as a whole as they would be able to extend their scope and range of regulated services to the public.

“The CLC has been at the forefront of activity based regulation since its inception and we will shortly be celebrating our 25th year of successful operation.”

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