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  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
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This CPDcast explains the circumstances in which decisions of the Legal Ombudsman can be challenged.

It looks at the scheme itself, how it works, the procedure for challenging decisions and the effect of the recent judicial review of the Legal Ombudsman decision in R (Layard Horsfall Ltc) v Legal Ombudsman [2013] which was the first of its kind to reach a substantive hearing.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Know why now is an important time to look at the Legal Ombudsman Scheme;
  • Understand how the Legal Ombudsman Scheme works;
  • Be aware of the background in R (Layard Horsfall Ltc) v Legal Ombudsman;
  • Understand the grounds of challenge of the legal ombudsman’s decision in R (Layard Horsfall Ltc) v Legal Ombudsman [2013];
  • Have considered the jurisdiction of the Legal Ombudsman [2013];
  • Know the most important considerations to bear in mind in substantive and procedural challenges of the Legal Ombudsman’s decision.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Sources and References:
  • European Convention of Human Rights;
  • Legal Ombudsman Scheme Rules (1st February 2013);
  • Legal Services Act 2007;
  • R(Ashgar) v Law Society [2008] EWHC 342;
  • R (Layard Horsfall Ltc) v Legal Ombudsman [2013] EWHC 4137 (QB);
  • R (on the application of ABS Financial Planning Ltd and others) v Financial Services Compensation Scheme Ltd reported at [2012] 2 BCLC 267.
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In this CPDcast, Richard O’Brien from 4 New Square Chambers discusses the Legal Ombudsman Scheme – how it works and how to challenge it.

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Date Recorded: 3rd February 2014

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