Professional Regulation has become increasingly demanding in recent years. The number of cases has increased substantially, as has the number of appeals and other legal challenges. Almost all regulatory panels are assisted by an experienced Legal Assessor or legal adviser. The Legal Assessor performs a vital role in ensuring the panels act within the law, considering all legally relevant matters while disregarding the legally irrelevant, and explain their reasoning in a clear written determination. As the demands on panels have increased, the role of the legal assessor has become an increasingly important area of practice for many barristers and solicitors with advocacy rights.
Independent Legal Assessors Ltd (ILA) was formed to provide a first-class service both to Legal Assessors and to the professional regulatory bodies that appoint them.
For Legal Assessors, ILA's service recognises that their clerking and administrative needs are different from those required for conventional legal advice and advocacy. ILA can provide an efficient, focussed and cost-effective service tailored to their needs.
ILA has specialist knowledge and unsurpassed experience gained over many years working with a wide range of Regulators. Members of ILA are appointed as Legal Assessors or Legal Advisers to bodies including:
AAT The Association of Accounting Technicians
ACCA The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
CIMA The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
CIPFA The Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy
FRC The Farriers Registration Council
GDC The General Dental Council
GMC/MPTS The General Medical Council and the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service
Independent Legal Assessors brings dedication, understanding and unrivalled service both to its members and clients.
ILA is the only entity in the country that specifically caters for the needs of Legal Assessors and Regulatory Panels. Operations are conducted from central London, but with members based across the country, ILA is able to offer a nationwide service.
Internally, ILA manages the professional requirements of Legal Assessors giving a knowledgeable, dedicated, and personal service. Individual requirements can be tailored to each Legal Assessor’s specific needs to include diary bookings, diary management and fee billing/collection. With an extremely attractive fee structure, ILA provides a cost-effective alternative to the traditional Chambers structure.
Externally, Regulatory Panels receive an efficient and seamless service provided by way of knowledgeable and experienced clerking. They are able to deal directly with individuals who have built up an enviable level of trust and dependability over many years working in this specialised arena.