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Legal Services Board, Inns of Court and justice reform

3 July 2014

As our esteemed editor at large, Kevin Poulter, recently highlighted, the summer party season is upon us. This week alone, the SJ team has attended several ritzy gatherings: from the Legal Services Board's headquarters to various chambers in both Lincoln's and Gray's Inns. SJ has been cutting a swath through this season's social calendar, but don't think that we haven't at least kept one ear, and one eye, open for the stories that matter to our loyal readership.

On Tuesday, I was invited to the Legal Services Board to meet the regulator's new chairman, Sir Michael Pitt, for an informal roundtable. I asked Sir Michael whether the 70 days he was expected to work per year of his three-year tenure, and of which he is paid £63,000 per annum, was enough time for him to get the job done and finally implement the organisation's blueprint.

"I think we are going to...

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