We deliver effective regulation of specialist conveyancing and probate lawyers that protects consumers and fosters competition and innovation in the provision of legal services.
We do so by setting entry standards and regulating providers to deliver high quality, accessible legal services.
Our regulatory activities include:
Our approach to regulation is proportionate, risk-based and outcomes-focused. Licence holders are required to demonstrate that they:
act with independence and integrity
We have an exemplary record in regulation and we are committed to promoting the very highest standards in legal services.
The CLC was established under the Administration of Justice Act 1985 and we are bound by statutory regulatory objectives under the Legal Services Act 2007 which describe what we must aspire to achieve for the public, consumers and the regulated community.
As set out in Section 28 of the Legal Services Act 2007 the CLC must, so far as is reasonably practicable, act in a way:
which is compatible with the following regulatory objectives:
The principles under which regulatory activities should be transparent, accountable, proportionate, consistent and targeted only at cases in which action is needed, and any other principle appearing to it to represent the best regulatory practice.
The work of the CLC is overseen by the Legal Services Board.
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