Alan Kershaw set out his vision
It is fair to say that Alan Kershaw knows a bit about regulating professions. The new chairman of ILEX Professional Standards Ltd (IPS) has been involved in regulatory work at something like ten different organisations (see biography), and unsurprisingly describes himself as ‘passionate about professional standards’.
It is not his first involvement in the legal profession – he is a founder member of the board of the Solicitors Regulation Authority – nor his first involvement with ILEX, having spent six years as a member of the investigating committee. This experience has encouraged him. ‘What’s impressed me there is the thoroughness of the investigations and how few of them there are,’ he says. ‘It is always a great testament to a regulatory body because it means you are getting the education and standards right.’