15 September 2019

BSB statement on the QASA Supreme Court judgment

On 24 June our Director General Dr Vanessa Davies released a statement saying that the Supreme Court judgment brings to an end the legal challenges surrounding QASA:

"We are pleased that the final ruling has confirmed QASA as lawful and proportionate. Clearly we need to look carefully at the detail in the judgment, but the objective of providing a high level of public protection through a precautionary scheme has long been the underlying principle behind QASA.

"The Supreme Court has recognised this. Given the length of time that has passed since the scheme was approved by the Legal Services Board, we need now to consider the scheme's implementation and the likely timescales involved. We will make further announcements about this in due course."