Legal Services Board appoints new member to the Legal Services Consumer Panel

26 Feb, 2013

The Legal Services Board (LSB) – the independent body responsible for overseeing the regulation of lawyers in England and Wales – has announced the appointment of Frances Harrison as member of the Legal Services Consumer Panel.

Frances has been appointed for the period 1 March 2013 to 31 March 2016. The vacancy on the Consumer Panel arose as a result of the appointment of former Panel Member Elisabeth Davies as interim them permanent Chair, following the resignation of former Chair Baroness Hayter.

LSB Chairman, David Edmonds, said: “I am delighted that Frances will be joining the Consumer Panel. The Panel, under Elisabeth Davies’s leadership, plays a unique and important role in making sure the interests of consumers are put right at the heart of the legal services sector.

They’ve set themselves a challenging work programme ahead and Frances’s contribution will be vital.”

Chair of the Legal Services Consumer Panel, Elisabeth Davies, said: “It’s a privilege to have Frances join the Panel. We’re now in a period of rapid policy change combined with economic uncertainty and changes to the consumer landscape. This is set to continue, raising significant issues for consumers of legal services.

“I know that Frances’s appointment and the range of consumer experience she brings will help us continue to respond to these changes, building on what the Panel has already achieved and maximising our impact on behalf of consumers.”

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