Denmark ushers in radical Bar reforms

The Danish Bar and Law Society has changed a swathe of regulations, including making it easier and clearer for individuals to lodge a complaint about a lawyer, as part of a wider overhaul of the local profession. The move, effective from last month, has streamlined the complaints process and brought in more transparency. It centres on handing the local disciplinary board – the independent supervisory committee that handles complaints about the profession – exclusive power over professional complaints. As such, it means that any decisions by the board can no longer be subject to appeal to any other public authority.

Denmark ushers in radical Bar reforms Tue, Feb 26, 2008