Organisation Description Year
Legal Services Policy Institute

Training for the future: the professional preparation of lawyers for the commercial and regulatory environment after the Legal Services Act 2007

Summary of reserved areas of practice (page 10).

Legal Services Policy Institute

Towards a new regulatory structure for corporate and commercial legal services

Summary of reserved acts (as taken from the LSA) page 12.

The Law Society

An investigation into the membership of the Children Panel

Summary of regime for acting for children (page 13). More on Children’s panel (page 23).

International Journal of the Legal Profession

Legal executives and the phantom of legal professionalism: the rise and rise of the third branch of the legal profession? Andrew M Francis

Research into Legal Executives in 2002 based on interviews with ILEX and Law Society representatives:
Reports that many non qualified fee earners call themselves legal executives devaluing ILEX. – Page 6
Reports that ILEX is seen primarily as a training institute – page 13

The Law Society

The solicitors profession in Outer London

Number of solicitors, including by highest borough, and small medium and large firms

The Law Society

The solicitors profession in Inner London

Number of solicitors, including by highest borough, and small medium and large firms

The Law Society

The solicitors profession in Large Cities

Number of solicitors, by 13 large cities, and small medium and large firms

Legal Services Institute

The regulation of legal services: what is the case for reservation?

No approved regulator is authorised to regulate all reserved activities (page 17) Difference between regulated activities and reserved activities (page 21). Page 29 onwards – discussion about which activities could be reserved, and why.

University of Manchester - Institute for Law, Economy and Global Governance

Liberalization of Legal Services

List of reserved activities (page 11), followed by a summary of how they have been liberalised in recent years.

Co-Operative Society

Co-operative legal services – consultation response Jonathan Gulliford Director Co-operative Legal Services

CLS believes that, as is currently the case, all reserved services should only be provided by solicitors in a regulated environment. Non-reserved services are not reserved because it is not necessarily felt that consumers should be prejudiced in their absolute choice of provider. CLS therefore believes that non-reserved services should only be regulated where the entity providing those services holds itself out as solicitors in order to attract business. If they do not hold themselves out as solicitors (in their trading name/legal name etc) they should be allowed to compete on a level playing field with all other providers. On the other hand, if they choose to hold themselves out as solicitors they should be regulated as solicitors. – Page 9

Legal Services Policy Institute

External ownership and investment – issues and challenges

Brief discussion on reserved and non-reserved activities (page 11). Discussed again page 19.

Ministry of Justice

Baseline survey to assess legal services reform: Consumers experience of using legal services for personal matters

Breakdown of service used by consumers in terms of reserved & unreserved activities – pages 10 & 11

Legal Services Policy Institute

The Regulation of Legal Services – Professor Stephen Mayson

Background to reserved activities
Rights of audience pages 6 – 17
Conduct of Litigation pages 17-21
Reserved instrument activities – pages 22 – 25 (including Farms exemption)
Probate activities – pages 26 – 28
Notarial activities – pages 28 – 30
Administration of Oaths – pages 30 – 33

Regulated but not Reserved activities – Immigration, Claims management, and Insolvency pages 34 – 35

Non regulated activities -
Activities that currently fall into this regulatory gap include those that could potentially seriously affect the lives of the people involved. Examples of work that does not have to be undertaken by a qualified and therefore regulated lawyer include: advice and representation provided at a police station; assistance with non-contentious employment issues such as discrimination in the workplace; and advice about mental health issues and detention. It is arguable that the consequences of incorrect or inexperienced advice in these situations could be equally as grave as in the improper provision of a reserved legal activity (and in some cases, even more so) – Page 36

Summary of origin of reserved activities – pages 46-47