非律師者之法律業務參與: 論英國 2007 年法律服務業法

Translated title of the contribution: Incorporating Non-lawyers into the Provision of Legal Services: The United Kingdom's Legal

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Abstract

The famous Legal Services Act 2007 of the United Kingdom dramatically rewrites the traditional rules of legal service and has profound impact to the Western countries. The law finds a balancing point between highly governmental regulations and free market competition and announces in the regulatory goals the determination to protect consumers, to promote competition, and to build up a legal service market with independence, integrity, diversity, and efficiency. The law is special in the approach of regulatory governance that it established Legal Service Board which is dominated by non-lawyer persons as the ultimate regulator, and leave the day-to-day activities to be monitored by approved regulators organized by professionals. The law creates Office for Legal Complaints to handle consumers’ complaints by administrative mediation. Although the new law brings more freedom to choose for consumers and creates great benefits for the legal service market, but there are certain legal ethics issues requiring attentions. This article analyzes the Legal Services Act and the empirical data of the law’s performance, discusses the potential ethical issues, and makes some recommendations for Taiwan’s policymakers in the hope to have more fruitful discussion in this area.
Translated title of the contributionIncorporating Non-lawyers into the Provision of Legal Services: The United Kingdom's Legal
Original languageChinese (Traditional)
Pages (from-to)71-117
Number of pages47
Journal交大法學評論 (原名稱: 科技法學評論)
Volume4
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2019

Keywords

  • the Legal Services Act 2007
  • Legal Service Board
  • Alternative Business Structure
  • Non-lawyers Ownership of Law Firms
  • Independence of lawyers

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