New Year, New Direction, New Team

2016 brings many exciting changes for us all - personal resolutions or business plans. We in the Risk Centre are no different, and have had a few changes of our own! We have been working alongside our colleagues in the Policy Directorate, led by Crispin Passmore, and have evolved into the Research and Analysis Team.

One of our main roles is to deliver risk analysis and market intelligence to give the SRA the evidence to fully understand the legal services market and make informed decisions. You can read more about our ambitious research programme for 2016. Highlights include research on the personal injury market, criminal practice and vulnerable consumers.

The Team also supports regulatory policy making by providing the evidence base to evaluate the impact of our regulation and find new ways to improve and refine what we do. The team is working on high profile projects such as our Looking to the Future reforms of our regulation and Training for Tomorrow our programme of education and training reform.

We will continue to encourage and support firms to manage their risks through our Risk Outlook and other Risk Resources.

And finally, the new team is under new management! I joined the SRA last year and have experience in scientific research and educational assessment. I am looking forward to updating you each month on our exciting programme of research and analysis throughout the year.

Watch this space!

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