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LSB News

In this section you will find the latest news from the Legal Services Board.

Date Title Description
21 July 2015 LSB Chief Executive to step down in February 2016 The Legal Services Board Chief Executive Richard Moriarty will be stepping down from his role in February 2016.
12 March 2015 MoJ / LSB announces new Board member The Lord Chancellor has announced the appointment of a new member to the Board of the LSB.
25 February 2015 LSB publishes regulatory standards performance report 2014/15 Legal Services Board publishes its update report on the regulatory standards performance of the frontline legal services regulators.
22 May 2014 LSB publishes research looking at how do people resolve 'legal' problems? This research by Professor Pascoe Pleasence and Dr Nigel Balmer aims at providing a better understanding of how consumers’ demographics, attitudes, capabilities and beliefs impact on their responses to legal problems that they may face. This research builds on earlier research which showed that consumers respond to legal needs in a range of ways.
22 May 2014 LSB publishes research looking at how do we help legal services consumers make better decisions? This is an assessment of the most effective methods of supporting consumers to identify and respond to legal problems. Professor John Maule and Linstock Communications draw on experiences from the finance, health and other sectors to see whether or not existing experiences and tools can assist legal services consumers. It provides new impetus for the delivery of the regulatory objective of increasing public understanding of the citizen’s legal rights and duties.
09 April 2014 LSB and LSCP write to the legal regulators on open data The Legal Services Board and the Legal Services Consumer Panel have written to all legal regulators on access to data following their agreement at a recent roundtable to make a core and usable set of data openly and freely available to all interested parties.
08 April 2014 LSB publishes the results of its review of the current levy rules The Legal Services Board has published the results of its review of the current levy rules which concludes that there are no substantive points of argument or reasoning that warranted a change to the proposals as outlined in the December 2013 consultation document on the issue.
06 March 2014 LSB publishes assessment of sanctions and appeals processes The Legal Services Board publishes its assessment of the current regulatory framework for the administration of sanctions and appeals for those regulated by approved regulators.
7 February 2014 LSB writes to the Bar Council seeking clarification about undertakings it had previously given The Chair of the Legal Services Board’s letter to the Chair of the Bar Council seeking clarification about the implementation of undertakings given following the investigation by the LSB into undue influence in a regulatory decision in 2013.