While there is no provision, as yet, for continuing personal development (CPD) points to cover the activity pictured left, it is good to see the legal profession attracting this type of publicity in The Secret Diary of a Call Girl…soon to be on our screens. The Sun, inevitably, carried the story with the caption…”Billie Piper takes down her briefs”.
On the other hand, on a more serious note, Neil Rose, writing in The Guardian, suggests…
Why lawyers who fall foul of the legal watchdog should be named
The Guardian: Despite arguments for anonymity, telling the public which lawyers have been found to be at fault will help the profession
I have a feeling that The Legal Ombudsman may be biting off a lot of chewable litigation if he does decide to name and shame lawyers. The Law Society, not surprisingly, is against the idea of lawyers being named when customers complain. Mind you…. it could provide a fair bit of work for other lawyers do act for the lawyers being complained about?
Neil Rose states that 15-20,000 complaints are likely to flood through The Legal Ombudsman’s door this year. I suspect the naming and shaming issue – despite the value of transparency – may give Legal Ombudsman, Adam Sampson…pause for considerable thought?