In January 2017 the Department of Health sought views on proposal for a mandatory system of fixed recoverable costs for lower value clinical negligence claims in England and Wales.
In January 2017 the Ministry of Justice published a consultation setting out proposals for the reform of the funding scheme which pays advocates to defend clients in the Crown Court.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is carrying out a market study into the supply of legal services in England and Wales.
In May 2016 the Department for Business Innovation and Skills published a consultation on non-compete clauses.
The JLD has responded to the consultation as there are clear implications for those considering a career in law.
The Legal Services Board, the independent body responsible for overseeing the regulation of lawyers in England and Wales, released a draft strategic plan for 2015-2018.