Ben "Bad Science" Goldacre has just blogged on the importance of randomised controlled trials in the development of policy and has co-authored a Cabinet Office paper which looks well worth a read. He has also written on paucity of RCTs in criminal justice policy to which I would add the situation is even worse in … Continue reading Testing Innovation in Legal Services: why not more RCTs?
The SRA have produced a very thoughtful paper on the LSB's approach to regulation. It advocates a halt to the proliferation of overlapping responsibilities of regulators and the reservation of all legal services, rather than the patchwork of reserved activities that currently exists. Points about complexity from the public's perspective, regulatory arbitrage (the risk that … Continue reading Competition vs Regulation
A very interesting Chatham House Rules seminar today at the LSB, gave me pause for thought. The vexed topic of consumer information sites popped up with the words Solicitorsfromhell ghosting across a few peoples lips. I’m reasonably sanguine about the evolution of consumer sites to help choose lawyers. Those who worry about clients flaming their … Continue reading Barristersaswell.com