The report of a Scottish Government-appointed review of legal services regulation, led by Esther Roberton, was published on 23 October.  In her report, Ms Roberton recommended creating a new single regulatory body and removing the regulatory role of the Law Society of Scotland in regulating Scottish solicitors. The Society strongly opposes the proposal, arguing that it has been made without any consultation with the legal profession and that it risks weakening public protection and increasing costs for those who pay for legal services. The Society has almost 70 years’ experience of successfully setting and enforcing standards in the solicitor profession.  For further information about our regulatory role as well as our own recommendations for reform, visit our website.