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New Members Join Legal Services Consumer Panel for Improved Access to Justice

New Members Join Legal Services Consumer Panel for Improved Access to Justice


LSB welcomes Liz Coll and Adhir Ramdarshan to enhance legal service accessibility and quality

The Legal Services Board (LSB) recently welcomed Liz Coll and Adhir Ramdarshan to the Legal Services Consumer Panel (the Consumer Panel). Liz Coll will start her three-year term from January 1, 2024, while Adhir Ramdarshan will commence his term from April 1, 2024. They replace Mark McLaren and Adam Cooper, whose terms end at the close of 2023 and March 2024, respectively.

Alan Kershaw, Chair of the LSB, commended Liz and Adhir, highlighting their diverse experience across various sectors as invaluable for the Consumer Panel's crucial work. He also expressed gratitude to Adam and Mark for their six years of service.

Sarah Chambers, Chair of the Consumer Panel, recognized the significant roles Mark and Adam played in the Panel's growth. She welcomed Liz and Adhir, anticipating their contributions to the Panel's important tasks ahead.

Liz Coll expressed her excitement in ensuring legal services benefit consumers, leveraging her expertise in digital service delivery to address challenges arising from technological advancements.

Adhir Ramdarshan emphasized the urgency of improving legal service access for vulnerable consumers and small businesses, underscoring the need for affordable, high-quality services. He expressed pride in joining the experienced Consumer Panel and aims to utilize his regulatory expertise to drive forward this crucial agenda.

The appointments signify a commitment to addressing issues in legal service accessibility and quality, marking an important step in enhancing justice for all.

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