Crispin Passmore: On Loosening Legal Regulation in Utah Contrasted to the UK

Extract from Crispin Passmore’s article “Utah turns US reform party into a carnival”

Less than a year ago the Utah State Bar asked the State Supreme Court to charge two of the state’s leading thinkers on regulatory reform to organise a working group to make recommendations about optimising the regulatory structure for legal services in ‘the Age of Disruption’. The task force is jointly chaired by Supreme Court Justice Deno Himonas and John Lund (past President of the Bar). They pulled together an impressive group of public policy makers, academics and lawyers including Gillian HadfieldMargaret HaganLucy Ricca and Gordon Smith – the list goes on. With such an impressive cast list it is no surprise that the task force has produced properly radical reforms. I encourage everyone to read them.

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