Chief Executive, Legal Services Board
Chris Kenny is the inaugural Chief Executive of the Legal Services Board. The Legal Services Board is a new organisation, created by the Legal Services Act 2007. Its overriding mandate is to ensure that regulation in the legal services sector is carried out in the public interest; and that the interests of consumers are placed at the heart of the system. The Board itself is responsible for overseeing legal regulators in England and Wales. It is independent of Government and of the legal profession. It oversees ten separate bodies, the Approved Regulators, which themselves regulate the circa 120,000 lawyers practising throughout the jurisdiction. The Board will also oversee the new organisation being established to handle consumer complaints about lawyers, the Office for Legal Complaints.