SRA to end Law Society’s ‘Find a Solicitor’ monopoly

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is to end the monopoly currently enjoyed by the Law Society’s ‘Find a Solicitor’ website, by making the data behind it available to commercial comparison sites.

In a further step, the regulator said in its business plan, launched yesterday, that it would start work next year on its own “online regulatory register” for members of the public, which could include disciplinary sanctions.

Crispin Passmore, executive director at the SRA, said commercial comparison websites would be able to use its data “to deliver something comparable to Find a Solicitor, and might want to add extra information.”

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