Office for Legal Complaints seek new head

A new head of the body that handles complaints about lawyers will be in place by the end of March next year, the profession’s umbrella watchdog said on Friday.

The Legal Services Board kicked off a recruitment process to replace Steve Green, who finishes his five-year term as chairman of the Office for Legal Complaints on March 31 next year.

The office oversees the chief legal ombudsman, a post that has been racked by controversy. A year ago Adam Sampson was embroiled in a row with the Ministry of Justice over the circumstances of his departure. Sampson forced the Office for Legal Complaints to retract a statement that he had been sacked over irregularities over his expenses, and said that he had in fact resigned and served his notice period

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