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2017

Date Title Description
27 April 2017 [Exemption Direction] 113 Alterations to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) regulatory arrangements Professional Indemnity Regulations - Run-off cover LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of alterations to the ICAEW's Professional Indemnity Regulations – Run off cover
19 April 2017 LSB responds to the CMA's legal services market study The Legal Services Board publishes its response to the Competition and Markets Authority's legal services market study.
4 April 2017 Legal Services Board publishes Business Plan for 2017/18 The Legal Services Board publishes its 2017/18 Business Plan.
31 March 2017 [Exemption Direction] Exemption direction 112 Alterations to the BSB regulatory arrangements regulated individual acting in judicial or quasi-judicial capacity LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of alterations to the BSB’s regulatory arrangements, which clarify the drafting in respect of a BSB regulated individual acting in judicial or quasi-judicial capacity.
29 March Legal Services Board confirms appointment of new Chair of the Office for Legal Complaints The Legal Services Board confirmed today the appointment of the new Chair of the Office for Legal Complaints. 
24 March 2017 [Exemption direction] Exemption Direction 111 Alterations to the BSB regulatory arrangements BSB Handbook - updated references to Qualifications LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of alterations to the BSB’s regulatory arrangements, Handbook removal of references to “Qualifications Committee” and the “Pupillage Funding Committee”; and updated reference to European Communities (Recognition of Professional Qualifications) Regulations
23 March 2017 Legal Services Board confirms appointment of new member of the Office for Legal Complaints The Legal Services Board confirmed today the appointment of a new, non-lay member of the Office for Legal Complaints.
22 March 2017 LSB outlines scope of formal investigation The Legal Services Board has written to the Law Society and the Solicitors Regulation Authority to outline the scope of the formal investigation announced on 17 February.
17 March 2017 [Exemption direction] Exemption Direction 110 alterations to the Bar Standards Board's regulatory arrangements - accepting instructions LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for alterations to the Bar Standards Board Handbook, Part 2, Section C, rC21 – accepting instructions
17 March Legal Services Board announces preferred candidate for Chair of the Office for Legal Complaints The Legal Services Board announced today the preferred candidate for the Chair of the Office for Legal Complaints.
08 March 2017 [Exemption direction] Exemption Direction 109 Alterations to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) regulatory arrangements Professional Indemnity Regulations LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of alterations to the ICAEW’s Professional Indemnity Regulations – Minimum Approved Wording
27 February 2017 [Exemption direction] Exemption Direction 108 Alterations to the BSB regulatory arrangements Handbook Conduct Rules LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of alterations to the BSB’s regulatory arrangements in respect of Part 2, Section C, Conduct Rules of the Handbook
20 February 2017 [Exemption direction] Alterations to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) regulatory arrangements Probate Regulations and Probate Compensation Scheme Regulations LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of alterations to the ICAEW’s regulatory arrangements in respect of probate regulations and probate compensation scheme regulations
17 February 2017 LSB opens formal investigation LSB opens a formal investigation into the governance arrangements between the Law Society and the Solicitor’s Regulation Authority
15 February 2017 Legal Services Board revises its diversity guidance The Legal Services Board issues its revised diversity guidance for legal service regulators
07 February 2017 [Decision notice] Master of the Faculties changes to regulatory arrangements The LSB approves changes to the Notaries Practice Rules and the Notaries Qualification Rules
27 January 2017 [Decision notice] Bar Council Practising Certificate Fee application 2017 The LSB approves the 2017 application made by the Bar Council under section 51 of the Legal Services Act 2007
19 January 2017 [Withdrawn application] Bar Standards Board application for the approval of changes to the BSB’s Disciplinary Tribunal Rules Changes to regulatory arrangements The application was withdrawn by the BSB on 19 January 2017 and is no longer under consideration