The Lord Chancellor in consultation with the Lord Chief Justice today announced the appointment of Sir Michael Pitt as Chair of the Legal Services Board.
Public bodies, appointed by Government, take decisions on a daily basis which affect every aspect of our lives: the price of gas and electricity, the quality of our hospitals and schools, standards and ethics in public life; the quality and availability of sports, arts and culture. It is in all our interests, as citizens, that public bodies have boards which are skilled, experienced and understand the communities they serve.
THE CODE OF PRACTICE
The Code of Practice (April 2012) sets out the regulatory framework for public appointments processes within the Commissioner’s remit. The Code is based on three core principles – merit, openness and fairness – and sets out the essential requirements for meeting those principles.
The provisions contained in the Code of Practice (August 2009) apply to appointments processes which commenced prior to 1 April 2012.
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