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Closed consultations

14 March 2016 - Consultation on updates to rules made under section 112 of the Legal Services Act 2007 [first-tier complaints handling]

Consultation document

This consultation closed on Wednesday 27 April 2016 at 5pm.

 

11 February 2016 – Changes to rules made under section 51 of the Legal Services Act 2007 [practising certificate fees (PCF)]

Consultation document

This consultation closed on 8 April 2016 at 5pm.

 

21 January 2016 - Consultation on Section 80 order on licensing authority appeal arrangements for the Bar Standards Board

Consultation document

This consultation closed on Wednesday 16 March 2016 at 5pm.

One response received from the Bar Council

Consultation response document

Recommendation to Lord Chancellor

 

20 January 2016 - Draft business plan 2016/17 consultation

Consultation document

This consultation closed on 19 February 2016 at 6pm.

Responses to consultation

Consultation response document

 

23 September 2015 - Draft statement of policy about the regulatory arrangements for in-house lawyers

Consultation document

Consultation closed on 18 November 2015 at 5pm.

Responses to consultation

Summary of responses and Decision notice

Statement of Policy

 

10 December 2014 - Draft strategic and business plan consultation document

Consultation document

Consultation closed on 20 February 2015

Responses to consultation

Consultation response document

The Strategy (2015-18)

Business plan 2015/16

 

21 July 2014 - Consultation on a section 69 order to enable the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) to amend its statutory framework

Consultation document

This consultation closed at 5pm on Monday 18 August 2014.

Update: 3 February 2015

Final decision: 8 July 2015

 

21 July 2014 - Consultation on a section 69 order to modify the functions of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

Consultation document

This consultation closed at 5pm on Friday 15 August 2014.

Consultation decision document

Recommendation to the Lord Chancellor

 

16 July 2014 - Consultation on a section 69 order to modify the functions of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) and the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA)

Consultation document

Consultation decision document

Recommendation to the Lord Chancellor

This consultation closed at 5pm on Wednesday 13 August 2014.

 

24 June 2014 - Consultation on a section 69 order to modify the functions of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives

Consultation document

This consultation closed at 5pm on Monday 21 July 2014.

Consultation decision document

Recommendation to the Lord Chancellor

 

27 May 2014 - Consultation on technical changes to some rules made by the LSB

Consultation document

This consultation closed at 5pm on Tuesday 24 June 2014.

Consultation decision document

Errata sheet

 

16 April 2014 - Consultation on a section 69 order for the modification of the SRA regulation of sole practice

Consultation document

This consultation closed at 5pm on Wednesday 28 May 2014.

One response received

Consultation decision document

 

19 March 2014 - Consultation on ICAEW and IPReg licensing authority appeal arrangements

Consultation document

This consultation closed at 5pm on Thursday 17 April 2014.

One response received

Consultation decision document

 

20 February 2014 - Consultation on amendments to the Internal Governance Rules relating to the processes for appointing and reappointing regulatory board members and their chairs

Consultation document

Consultation closed at 5pm on 3 April 2014.

Responses to consultation

Summary of responses to consultation and decision document

 

18 December 2013 - Review of the levy rules consultation

Consultation document

Consultation closed on 18 February 2014.

Responses to consultation

Summary of responses to consultation and decision document

 

05 December 2013 - Draft business plan consultation

Consultation document

Consultation closed on 30 January 2014.

Responses to consultation

Consultation response document

 

08 October 2013 - Consultation on lay chairs for front line legal regulators

Consultation document

Consultation closed on 19 November 2013.

Responses to consultation

Summary of responses and lay-chairs decision document

 

18 September 2013 - Proposals for draft guidance on education and training

Consultation document

Consultation closed on 11 December 2013.

Responses to consultation

Summary of responses and education and training decision document

Statutory guidance on education and training

 

13 December 2012 - Draft strategic and business plan
Consultation document

Consultation document

Consultation closed on 4 March 2013.

Responses to consultation

Summary of consultation responses

 

27 September - Enhancing consumer protection, reducing regulatory restrictions: will-writing, probate and estate administration activities

Consultation document (including Provisional Report and draft section 162 guidance)

Impact assessment and equalities impact assessment

Consultation closed at 5pm on 08 November 2012.

Responses to consultation

Summary of feedback

 

14 June - consultation paper on extending the SRA’s compensation fund for ABS beyond the end of the year

Consultation (also included in the document is a draft Order published in accordance with section 70 of the LSA)

Consultation closed at 5pm on 13 July 2012.

Responses to consultation

Summary of responses to consultation and decision document

Recommendation to Lord Chancellor

 

23 April - Enhancing consumer protection, reducing regulatory restrictions: will-writing, probate and estate administration activities

Consultation document

Errata sheet

Impact assessment and market picture

Consultation closed at 5pm on 16 July 2012.

Responses to consultation

Summary of responses received

 

23 April - Regulation of special bodies/non-commercial bodies

Consultation document

Impact assessment

Equality impact assessment

Consultation closed at 5pm on 16 July 2012.

Responses to consultation

Summary of responses received and next steps

 

13 March 2012 – Approaches to quality

Consultation document

Consultation closed on 1 June 2012.

Responses to the consultation

Summary of responses received and LSB response

 

01 March 2012 – Regulation of immigration advice and services

Consultation document

Consultation closed on 24 May 2012.

Responses to consultation

Summary of responses received and LSB response

 

15 December 2011 - Draft strategic and business plan

Consultation document

Consultation closed on 9 March 2012.

Responses to consultation

Summary of responses received and LSB response

 

15 December 2011 - Equality report and proposed equality objectives

Consultation document

Consultation closed on 9 March 2012.

Responses to consultation

Summary of responses and LSB response

 

05 September 2011 - Call for Evidence: investigation into will-writing, estate administration and probate activities

Call for evidence

Consultation closed on 4 November 2011.

Responses to call for evidence

 

28 July 2011 - Enhancing consumer protection, reducing regulatory restrictions

Discussion paper

Discussion paper closed on 4 November 2011.

Responses to consultation

Decision document

 

03 May 2011 - Schedule 12 rules

Discussion paper

Consultation closed on 19 July 2011.

Responses to consultation

Decision document

 

26 April 2011 - Standards of regulatory performance

Discussion paper

Consultation closed on Monday 11 July 2011.

Responses to consultation

Decision document

 

05 May 2011 - Alternative business structures: appeal arrangements

Consultation paper

Consultation closed on 2 June 2011.

 

14 April - Draft Order to be made under section 69 Legal Services Act 2007

Consultation closed on Thursday 21 April 2011

 

15 December - Increasing diversity in the workforce

Consultation paper

Consultation Closed on Wednesday 9th March 2011

Responses to consultation

LSB decision paper

Equality impact assessment

 

08 December - Draft 2011/2012 Business Plan

Consultation paper

Consultation closed on Tuesday 8 March 2011

Responses to consultations

Decision document

 

06 December - ABS consultation - Further rules regarding licensed bodies

Consultation paper

Consultation closed on Monday 21 February 2011

Responses to consultations

Decision document

 

29 November 2010 - Rules for applications for Qualifying Regulator status

Consultation paper

Consultation closed on Friday 28th January 2011.

Responses to consultation

Summary of responses and LSB response

Questions and answers to the Commencement of Schedule 18 of the Legal Services Act 2007 (Immigration Advice and Immigration Services)

 

23 December - Setting the maximum financial penalty for ABS

Consultation closed on 24 January 2011

 

29 September - Referral fees, referral arrangements and fee sharing

 

27 September - Section 69 of the Legal Services Act: Consultation paper under section 70 of the Legal Services Act 2007 on proposals to modify the functions of two approved regulators

Consultation closed on 20 December

 

27 September 2010 - Section 69 of the Legal Services Act: Consultation paper on a draft Statement of Policy under section 50 of the Legal Services Act 2007 on the use of section 69 powers

Consultation closed on 8 November 2010

 

23 August 2010 - Alternative business structures: appeal arrangements

Consultation closed on 12 November 2010

 

29 October 2010 – Rules relating to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal

Consultation closed on 29 October 2010

 

11 October 2010 - The Levy: funding legal services oversight regulation

Consultation closed on 29 September 2010

 

Welsh Language Scheme / Cynllun Iaith Gymraeg

Consultation Closed 16th August 2010

 

16 December 2009 - Draft Equality Scheme

Consultation closed – 10 March 2010

 

16 December 2009 - Draft LSB Business Plan 2010-11

Consultation closed – 05 March 2010

 

10 December 2009 – Compliance and Enforcement – Statement of Policy in relation to cancellation of designation as a Licensing Authority

Consultation closed – Friday 12 February 2010

 

10 December 2009 – Designating Approved Regulators as Licensing Authorities

Consultation closed – Friday 12 February 2010

 

18 November 2009 – Alternative business structures: approaches to licensing

Consultation closed – Friday 19 February 2010

 

06 August 2009 – Consultation on rules governing the making of representations and the giving of evidence on the scope of the Reserved Legal Activities

Consultation closed – 5pm, 28 October 2009

 

03 August 2009 – Consultation on shaping a statement of policy on compliance and enforcement powers

Consultation closed – 5pm, 26 October 2009

 

16 September 2009 – LSB publishes supplemental consultation on proposed rules to be made under sections 30 and 51 of the Legal Services Act 2007

Consultation closed – noon, 30 October 2009

 

21 July 2009 – Designating new approved regulators and approving rule changes: Discussion paper on developing rules to approve applications for designation as an approved regulator and to approve changes to the rules of approved regulators

Consultation closed – 5pm, 13 October 2009

 

11 September 2009 – The Levy: funding legal services - Discussion paper on payment arrangements for the levy on set-up costs, with consultation on composition of statutory instrument

Consultation closed – 5pm, 9 October 2009

 

27 July 2009 – Consultation relating to an Order to be made under section 69(1) of the Legal Services Act 2007 on the scope of regulation by the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys

Consultation closed – 5pm, 17 September 2009

 

14 May 2009 – Wider Access, Better Value, Strong Protection: Discussion paper on developing a regulatory regime for alternative business structures

Consultation closed – 5pm, 14 August 2009

 

09 April 2009 – The Levy: funding legal services regulation. Consultation on proposed rules to be made under Sections 173 and 174 of the Legal Services Act 2007

Consultation closed – noon, 02 July 2009

 

25 March 2009 – Regulatory Independence: Consultation on proposed rules to be made under sections 30 and 51 of the Legal Services Act 2007 (c.29)

Consultation closed – noon, 26 June 2009

 

29 January 2009 – Consultation on draft Business Plan 2009/10

Consultation closed – noon, 13 March 2009

Submissions received to the consultation on the draft Business Plan 2009/10