Reports

Regulation


2015

Cost of Regulation In-depth Research

A study to establish the incremental cost of regulation in the legal sector. Click here to see the report.


2015

Views on the cost of regulation

An analysis of a survey of the regulated communities views on the cost of regulation, covering those regulated as entities and those regulated as individuals. The report and annexes can be found here.


2013

The Cab Rank Rule: Its Meaning and Purpose in the New Legal Services Market

Literature review considering the case for the BSB’s ‘Cab Rank Rule’. Click here to see the report.


2013

Consumers Value of Regulation

Quantitative survey testing the contingent valuation methodology in the legal services context, to support cost benefit analysis of regulation. The main report along with a technical report can be found here.


2013

The Proportionality of Legal Services Regulation

Report summarising a review of the key areas of legal services regulation as implemented by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Bar Standards Board (BSB). Click here to see the report.


2013

Understanding Barriers to Entry, Exit and Changes to the Structure of Regulated Law Firms

An economic analysis of the regulatory barriers to entry, exit and merger in the solicitors market. The report, executive summary and annexes can be found here.


2013

Understanding Decision Making in Legal Services: Lessons from Behavioural Economics

literature review exploring the lessons from behavioural economics for legal services, from both the consumer and provider perspectives. The report can be found here.


2012

Diversity initiatives of approved regulators

LSB review of diversity initiatives used by approved regulators’ to address concerns with the diversity of the profession. Click here to see the report.


2012

Legal Education in the Global Context

Academic analysis of the legal education framework and emerging trends in countries across the world. Click here to see the report.


2011

First-tier Complaints Handling Report

YouGov research presents feedback of legal services users who were dissatisfied with their experience. Read the full report here.


2011

The smaller approved regulators: a research report

An independent report into the capacity and capability of the smaller approved regulators to meet the requirements of the Legal Services Act 2007. Click here to see the report.


2011

Regulation of city law firms

Qualitative investigation into large commercial solicitors firms, the market segments they operate in, and interactions with regulation. Click here to see the report.


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