July 19, 2021

The Law Society’s board has appointed Harry Cayton to conduct an independent review of Law Society governance and how it meets the needs and priorities of a diverse public and legal profession. Cayton’s review will examine the Society’s governance structure, how it assists or inhibits the delivery of the legal regulator’s core purpose and statutory functions, how it enables and supports equity, diversity and inclusion, and whether it achieves best practice in regulatory governance.

A former CEO of the UK’s Professional Standards Authority, Cayton is a leader in the field of professional regulation and has provided reviews and advice to a number of professional regulators around the world. In 2018, he completed a review of the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia which informed changes in the college’s governance that address the public interest.

Cayton has commenced his review and a final report is expected by the end 2021. Further information about the review’s terms of reference are available here.