Law Clinics in England and Wales: A Regulatory Black Hole

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Colleges, School and Institutes

Abstract

There has been very limited consideration to date of how the regulatory environment in England and Wales impacts on university law clinics and the solicitors who run them. This paper sets out the current regulatory framework pertaining to university law clinics and explains the restrictions and limitations it poses. It highlights the current failure on the part of the regulators to meet their statutory duty to promote access to justice in relation to university pro bono services and sets out a series of recommendations as to how clinicians and regulators can secure a more certain and enabling future for clinics.

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Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Law Teacher
Early online date5 Jun 2017
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 5 Jun 2017