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Chief executive Catherine Dixon comments on Legal Services Board (LSB) research into unregulated providers of legal services.
In the largest ever survey of legal needs in England and Wales, more than 8,000 people responded to Ipsos-MORI's questions about legal issues.
Our consultation response reflects solicitors' views on the likely adverse impact of the proposed closures.
The Law Society has launched its consumer campaign, reminding the public to use a solicitor for legal advice instead of unregulated providers.
Evidence that pay day lender Wonga sent bullying letters from fake law firms to threaten customers has emphasised the need for the public to check credentials when approached by what appear to be professionals.
The Law Society has warned that a proposal by the Legal Ombudsman to cover complaints about unregulated legal providers could be detrimental to consumers.
The Law Society has welcomed publication of the draft Consumer Rights Bill which will help reduce regulatory complexity.
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