There is one week left to share information in our call for evidence on ongoing competence, which closes on 26 June 2020. Anyone with an interest in this work can submit information by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting our ongoing competence pages.
We thank those who have already submitted evidence and those that we have met since launching the call for evidence in January 2020. They have shared their views and valuable insights into different approaches to ongoing competence. We will continue to hold meetings in the coming months as we prepare to share our findings later this year.
The call for evidence is a key milestone in our project to understand how legal regulators ensure the professionals they regulate remain competent throughout their careers.
We are asking respondents to consider four themes:
- Defining competence and competence assurance
- Consumer expectations of competence
- Competence assurance in the legal services sector
- Competence assurance in other sectors
We want to hear from people and organisations both within and beyond the legal services sector with any relevant information on existing competence assurance practices and whether these practices protect the public and promote consumer interests. The insights will help guide our thinking on whether a different approach is needed.