On 17 December, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) published a review of progress in the legal services sector, noting positive changes.

The solicitor profession has made great advances in transparency, but risk of consumer harm continues in the unregulated sector, said the Law Society, echoing findings of the CMA review.

“We’ve had very constructive engagement with the CMA during this review, they have clearly listened to us and recognise the progress made by law firms,” said Law Society president David Greene.

“The solicitor profession has made significant strides in providing more information for clients on their prices and services and we are pleased to see the CMA recognises this. Kite marks provide further useful indicators on solicitor expertise in specific areas of law.”