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LSB Framework Document

The Legal Services Board (LSB) is accountable to Parliament through the Lord Chancellor and is sponsored by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). The LSB Framework Document details the relationship between the LSB and the MoJ and sets out their respective responsibilities to enable both parties to fulfil their legal duties.

Subject to the Legal Services Act 2007, the Document sets out the broad framework within which the LSB operates. It describes, in particular:

  • the LSB’s role, within statutory parameters and with the regulatory objectives as the over-riding framework, supporting the MoJ’s overall aims and objectives
  • the rules and guidelines relevant to the exercise of the LSB’s functions, duties and powers as an Executive Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB)
  • the conditions under which any public grant funds are paid to the LSB
  • how the LSB will account for its performance.

The MoJ, in consultation with the LSB, will review the LSB Framework Document immediately after each tri-annual review of the LSB’s status. The first review is scheduled for January 2012.

LSB Framework Document

If you require more information about the LSB Framework Document, please contact our Board Secretary on 020 7271 0070 or .