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CMA Legal Services Market Study – Consultation

CMA legal services market study – Consultation

The Master of the Faculties, in common with the other frontline regulators in the legal sector, has launched a consultation on the proposals contained in his action plan to deliver greater transparency for consumers.  This represents the next key stage in the implementation of the recommendations in the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) legal services market study report. The Consultation Document may be viewed here:Master of the Faculties CMA Consultation

This consultation sets out the Master of the Faculties approach to delivering the CMA recommendations. We welcome responses from members of our regulated community and other stakeholders including consumers of legal services, consumer organisations and any other interested parties.

The Consultation will close at 5pm on Thursday 30th November 2017

Competition and Markets Authority Legal Services Market Study

Competition and Markets Authority’s legal services market study.

The Master of the Faculties, in common with the other frontline regulators in the legal sector, has today published his action plan to deliver greater transparency for consumers.  This represents a key stage in the implementation of the recommendations in the CMA’s legal services market study report. The action plan may be viewed here:Master of the Faculties CMA Action Plan

The Faculty Office continues to collaborate with the other regulators via the Remedies Programme Implementation Group in order to maintain progress on this important issue.

The Legal Services Board will, in keeping with the CMA recommendations directed to it, assess all the action plans over the summer and continue to monitor progress on these reforms.

Consumer Survey

The Faculty Office has launched a Consumer Survey which is intended to help us better understand the needs of the users (consumers) of notarial services in England and Wales and to help us to develop policies and guidance to assist those we regulate to provide excellent service to consumers. If you have recently used the services of a notary public, please take a few moments to complete the survey. Create your own user feedback survey