Legal Services Regulators

The UK has one of the world’s most dynamic legal services markets.  It is home to some of the largest legal services providers, many of whom have taken advantage of the liberal business structures available.  In contrast to other jurisdictions, England and Wales permits the external ownership of law firms and a wide range of practice structures regulated by ten front line regulators.

The statutory framework enables new regulators to enter the market and for existing regulators to change and develop their regulatory arrangements with the approval of the overarching regulator, the Legal Services Board.

We have extensive experience in advising the legal services regulators and supporting them in developing and operating their regulatory schemes; we have worked with seven of them in recent times.  Our expert support in this area has recently included: drafting codes of conduct and other regulatory rules, assisting with applications to become a licensing authority for Alternative Business Structures and preparing drafts of statutory instruments to extend or amend regulatory arrangements under Section 69 of the Legal Services Act .  Our clients also come to us for advice on the provisions of the Legal Services Act, policy development and other strategic issues.  We have also acted for legal services regulators in judicial reviews and other statutory challenges to their decision making.

Our expertise in this area has led to our advising legal regulators in other jurisdictions on their schemes in the light of our experience of the England and Wales models.

Nicola Hill

Partner and Head of Department

Melinka Berridge

Partner

Hannah Eales

Partner

Sarah Harris

Partner

Julie Matheson

Partner

Julie Norris

Partner

Shannett Thompson

Partner

Louise Hodges

Partner and Head of Department

Jill Lorimer

Partner

Emily Carter

Partner

Adam Chapman

Partner and Head of Department

Sophie Kemp

Partner

Sarah Atkinson

Senior Associate

Naa-Adjeley Barnor

Legal Assistant

Sophie Bolzonello

Associate (Foreign Qualified Lawyer)

Razneet Cheema

Legal Assistant

Jessica Clay

Senior Associate

Alfie Cranmer

Trainee Solicitor

Ellen Crow

Legal Assistant

Jane David

Associate

Simon Davis

Associate (Barrister)

Tommy Dominguez

Legal Assistant

Greg Foxsmith

Associate (Barrister)

Emily Halcrow

Legal Assistant

Emily Harman

Associate

Clare Hastie

Associate

Sian Marie Jones

Legal Assistant

Sian Jones

Associate

Charlotte Judd

Senior Associate

Amicie Knowles

Legal Assistant

Vicky Lankester

Associate

James Lloyd

Associate (Barrister)

Karlia Lykourgou

Associate (Barrister)

Mark Millin

Associate

Louise Murphy

Associate

Jim Olphert

Associate (Barrister)

Christina Orthodoxou

Associate

Claire Parry

Associate (Barrister)

Katie Richardson

Legal Assistant

Laura Ryan

Legal Counsel

Kathryn Sheridan

Associate (Barrister)

Lucinda Soon

Professional Support Lawyer

Joe Tarbert

Associate (Barrister)

Simran Tatla

Legal Assistant

Laura Vignoles

Associate (Barrister)

Lucy Williams

Legal Counsel

Sebastian Winnett

Associate (Barrister)

Michael Caplan QC

Consultant

Philip Salvesen

Associate

Sophie Mass

Associate

“The firm has strength in depth. It benefits from a stable of very effective and hard-working lawyers and a leadership team who are not afraid to innovate 

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession,  2017

 

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