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Chair of CLC to step down

3 February, 2015

After five years driving change as Chair of the Council for Licensed Conveyancers as Chair of the Council, Anna Bradley is stepping down to make time for other roles.  Recruitment of a new Chair has begun and is being supported by Saxton Bampfylde. Read more.

Anna’s work with the Council and staff over the past five years leaves the CLC with a clear strategy focused on the strengths of its specialisation in property law. 

The CLC is currently a regulator of conveyancing and probate services as well as other closely allied non-reserved legal services such as will-writing.  30 years after its foundation, the CLC’s strategy is to build on the expertise it has in these fields and which has delivered high levels of consumer protection while fostering innovation and growth in the provision of legal services. CLC-regulated firms have out-performed the market after 2007 and during the recovery.

To ensure that it is able to meet the demands of its new strategy and the evolving framework for regulation, the CLC is changing its internal structure.

Chief Executive Sheila Kumar is leading a reorganisation to deliver sharper focus and improved performance.  The senior management team of the Chief Executive and Directors is being reduced from five at the beginning of 2014 to three by the end of 2015.  Now changes are underway to the teams reporting to that senior management team with changed roles being advertised for which both internal and external candidates may apply. Read more.

Chief Executive Sheila Kumar said: “The staff and Council of the CLC are very sad to see Anna Bradley leave.  She has been an excellent chair of the organisation through a period of change and as a new Chief Executive I have found her support and challenge invaluable. The work that she has led to settle a new and focused strategy for us as a specialist regulator gives us a clear direction, building on our achievements in the regulation of property law. We are now working to ensure that we have in place the right people and tools to deliver that strategy without increasing the financial burden on the regulated community.”