18 January 2017

BSB statement on the CMA report into the legal services market

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has welcomed the Competition and Markets Authority's report following its market study into the supply of legal services in England and Wales.

BSB Director General, Dr Vanessa Davies said: "Improving access to justice, promoting the interests of consumers and promoting competition in the provision of legal services are key objectives for all legal regulators. The Bar Standards Board welcomes the CMA's report and looks forward to working with them and other legal regulators to take forward their recommendations."

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