It is alarming that those providing services that skirt around the substantive services offered by regulated professionals should be unregulated. This may be a problem for dentists in the US but it seriously affects the legal profession in the UK. We are heavily regulated yet unqualified "legal advisers" under cut our prices, dole out advice to the unsuspecting public, give the legal profession a bad name and are unregulated and uninsured. I believe this needs to be addressed very quickly.
Regulating the unregulated A US case involving dentists has refocused attention on that vexed question: how do we police unregulated providers? The US Supreme Court has issued a number of landmark judgments this year, on gay marriage and Obamacare for instance. Another of these judgments has begun to affect lawyers significantly, although I don’t think it has been reported much in this country, if at all. It does not concern lawyers directly – it arose out of something which we Europeans consider an American obsession, teeth-whitening.