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Directions to Exempt

Under Part 3 of Schedule 4 to the Legal Services Act, the LSB has the power to exempt certain general or specific changes to the Regulatory Arrangements from the approval process by issuing a direction.
All directions will be issued directly to the Approved Regulator concerned. Copies will also be published here.

Exemptions

Date Title Description
19 September 2017 Exemption Direction 118 Alterations to CILEx Regulation Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) Minimum Terms LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of alterations to CILEx Regulation’s rules in respect of technical changes to its PII Minimum Terms.
19 September 2017 Exemption Direction 117 Alterations to the Bar Standards Board (BSB) regulatory arrangements Duty to report serious misconduct LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of alterations to the BSB’s regulations in respect of duty to report serious misconduct.
06 September 2017 Exemption Direction 116 Alterations to the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) regulatory arrangements Compensation Fund LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of alterations to the CLC’s Compensation Fund contributions for 2017/18.
11 August 2017 Exemption Direction 115 Alterations to CILEx Regulation's Regulatory Arrangements: Associate Prosecutor Rights of Audience and Litigation Certification Rules LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of alterations to CILEx Regulation's regulatory arrangements Associate Prosecutor Rights of Audience and Litigation Certification Rules: Associate Prosecutor Level 1 Qualifications
10 July 2017 Exemption Direction 114 Alterations to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) regulatory arrangements Professional Indemnity Insurance Regulations - Review of dispensation decisions LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of alterations to the ICAEW's Professional Indemnity Insurance Regulations - introduction of right of review for dispensation decisions
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
30 March 2017 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.
22 March 2017 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
16 March 2017 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
7 March 2017 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 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, Part 2, Section C, Conduct Rules of the Handbook
20 February 2017 Exemption Direction 107 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 Probate Regulations and Probate Compensation Scheme Regulations
12 December 2016 Exemption Direction 106 Alterations to BSB Regulation regulatory arrangements Membership and Procedures of the Inns’ Conduct Committee Rules LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of alterations to the BSB Membership and Procedures of the Inns’ Conduct Committee (ICC) Rules in respect of the ICC membership Panel Pool
06 December 2016 Exemption Direction 105 Alterations to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales regulatory arrangements - disciplinary bye-laws LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for alterations to regulatory arrangements made by ICAEW to its disciplinary bye-laws.
20 October 2016 Exemption Direction 104 Alterations to CILEx Regulation regulatory arrangements Compensation Fund contributions 2017 LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of alterations to CILEx Regulation regulatory arrangements in respect of its Compensation Fund contributions for 2017
4 October 2016 Exemption Direction 103 Alterations to CILEx Regulation regulatory arrangements Application for Fellowship Rules LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of alterations to CILEx Regulation regulatory arrangements in respect of paragraph 11 of its Application for Fellowship Rules
23 September 2016 Exemption Direction 102 Alterations to the Master of the Faculty's regulatory arrangements Code of Practice LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of alterations to the Master of the Faculty's regulatory arrangements in respect of the introduction of its Code of Practice
6 September 2016 Exemption Direction 101 Alterations to the CLC's regulatory arrangements Compensation Fund Contributions 2016/17 LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of alterations to the CLC's regulatory arrangements in respect of contributions to its Compensation Fund for the practising year 2016/17
12 August 2016 Exemption Direction 100 Alterations to the SRA's regulatory arrangements Compensation Fund Contributions 2016 LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of alterations to the SRA's regulatory arrangements in respect of contributions to its Compensation Fund for the practising year 2016/17
5 August 2016 Exemption Direction 99 Alterations to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) regulatory arrangements Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) Minimum Wording LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of alterations to ICAEW regulatory arrangements in respect of its PII, updating the minimum wording to take account of the requirements of the Insurance Act 2015 which comes into force on 12 August 2016
21 July 2016 Exemption Direction 98 Alterations to the SRA’s regulatory arrangements Participating Insurer’s Agreement LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of alterations to the SRA’s regulatory arrangements in respect of its Participating Insurer’s Agreement, which forms part of the SRA’s Indemnity Insurance Rules
01 July 2016 Exemption Direction 97 Alterations to the SRA's regulatory arrangements Indemnity Insurance Rules LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of alterations to the SRA's regulatory arrangements in respect of The Minimum Terms and Conditions of its Indemnity Insurance Rules, to give effect to the provisions of the Insurance Act 2015, which comes into force on 12 August 2016.
24 November 2015 Exemption Direction 96 Alterations to the Insititute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) regulatory arrangements Disciplinary Byelaws LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of alterations to ICAEW regulatory arrangements in respect of its Disciplinary Byelaws to come into effect from 1 January 2016
7 September 2015 Exemption Direction 95 Alterations to CILEx Regulation regulatory arrangements Compensation Fund contributions 2016 LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of alterations to CILEx Regulation regulatory arrangements in respect of its Compensation Fund contributions for 2016
21 August 2015 Exemption Direction 94 Alterations to the CLC's regulatory arrangements Compensation Fund contributions 2015/16 LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of alterations to the CLC's regulatory arrangements in respect of its Compensation Fund contributions for 2015/16
14 August 2015 Exemption Direction 93 Alterations to the SRA's regulatory arrangements Recognised Sole Practices LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of alterations to the SRA's regulatory arrangements in respect of the Recognised Sole Practices Rules 2015
12 August 2015 Exemption Direction 92 Alterations to the SRA's regulatory arrangements Compensation Fund Contributions 2015 LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of alterations to the SRA's regulatory arrangements in respect of contributions to its Compensation Fund for the practising year 2015/16
24 July 2015 Exemption Direction 91 Alterations to the CLC’s regulatory arrangements to reflect the Deregulation Act 2015 LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for alterations made by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers to the CLC’s Handbook and Frameworks to reflect the statutory provisions in the Deregulation Act 2015, sections 86-89 and Schedules 19 and 20
10 June 2015 Exemption Direction 90 Alterations to the BSB’s regulatory arrangements Handbook Part 6, Definitions LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of alterations to the BSB’s regulatory arrangements, Handbook Part 6, Definition of "complaint"
22 April 2015 Exemption Direction 89 Alterations to the SRA’s regulatory arrangements Sole Practitioner (No2) Rules LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of the removal of transitional provisions relating to the SRA’s regulation of sole practitioners
31 March 2015 Exemption Direction 88 Alterations to the SRA’s Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (Crime) Regulations (QASA) LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of minor administrative process alterations made by the Solicitors Regulation Authority to its QASA regulations
24 March 2015 Exemption Direction 87 Alterations to the SRA’s regulatory arrangements for Higher Rights of Audience LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for alterations made by the Solicitors Regulation Authority to its Higher Rights of Audience regulations in respect of expired transitional arrangements
18 March 2015 Exemption Direction 86 Alterations to the SRA Handbook Glossary LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for alterations made by the Solicitors Regulation Authority to the SRA Handbook Glossary
18 March 2015 Exemption Direction 85 Alterations to the SRA regulatory arrangements for sole practitioners LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for alterations made by the Solicitors Regulation Authority in relation to transitional provisions for sole practitioners
24 February 2015 Exemption Direction 84 Alterations to ILEX Professional Standards regulatory arrangements arising from change of name to CILEX Regulation LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for alterations to regulatory arrangements made by ILEX Professional Standards Limited as a consequence of its change of name to CILEX Regulation
9 February 2015 Exemption Direction 83 Alterations to the SRA’s regulatory arrangements for professional indemnity insurance LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for alterations made by the Solicitors Regulation Authority to its regulatory arrangements for professional indemnity insurance (PII). Technical changes to facilitate implementation of alterations to the SRA’s PII rules.
4 February 2015 Exemption Direction 82 Alterations to ICAEW regulatory arrangements: Investigation, Disciplinary and Appeals Committees LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of alterations made by ICAEW to its regulatory arrangements in respect of its Investigation, Disciplinary and Appeals Committees
22 December 2014 Exemption Direction 81 Alterations to IPReg regulatory arrangements arising from coming into force of a statutory instrument LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of alterations made to IPReg’s Code of Conduct, Registered Bodies Regulations, Disciplinary Procedure Rules and IPReg Appeals Rules, arising from the coming into force of a statutory instrument which modifies the powers of CIPA and ITMA
22 December 2014 Exemption Direction 80 Alterations to ICAEW minimum approved wording LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of alterations made by ICAEW to its minimum approved wording for professional indemnity insurance contracts.
15 December 2014 Exemption Direction 78 Alterations to CLC regulatory arrangements, mostly to implement changes to LSB rules relating to ABS licensing decisions, plus two further minor changes LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of alterations made by the CLC concerning periods of time for appeals against decisions of CLC acting as a licensing authority, and time periods for temporary ABS licenses. Two additional unrelated minor alterations.
9 December 2014 Exemption Direction 77 Alterations to IPS regulatory arrangements arising from a modification of functions order and other minor amendments LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for alterations made by the IPS arising from the coming into force of the Legal Services Act 2007 (Chartered Institute of Legal Executives) (Modification of functions) Order 2014 and other minor changes
16 October 2014 Exemption Direction 76 Alterations to the SRA’s Training Regulations 2014 LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for alterations made by the Solicitors Regulation Authority its Training Regulation 2014 in respect of definition of "equivalent means"
14 October 2014 Exemption Direction 74 Alterations to the SRA’s Solicitors Keeping of the Roll Rules 2014 LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for alterations made by the Solicitors Regulation Authority to the Solicitors Keeping of the Roll Rules 2014.
13 October 2014 Exemption Direction 75 Alterations to the SRA Handbook Overseas Rules LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for alterations made by the SRA to its Overseas Rules 2014
09 October 2014 Exemption Direction 73 Alterations to the SRA Handbook - accountants reports LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for alterations made by the Solicitors Regulation Authority to the SRA Handbook in relation to the accountant reports
1 September 2014 Exemption Direction 72 Alterations to the ICAEW’s Probate Compensation Fund Regulations LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for alterations made by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) to their Probate Compensation Scheme Regulations.
22 August 2014 Exemption Direction 71 Alterations to the CLC’s Regulation and Enforcement Policy LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for alterations made by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers to the CLC Regulation and Enforcement Policy (publication of determinations)
19 August 2014 Exemption Direction 70 Alterations to the ICAEW Probate Regulations LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for alterations made by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) in respect of the ICAEW Probate Regulations
13 August 2014 Exemption Direction 69 Alterations to the Master of the Faculties Notaries Practice Rules 2014 LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for alterations made by the Master of the Faculties in respect of Rule 20 (Investment Business) of its Notaries Practice Rules 2014
29 July 2014 Exemption Direction 68 to the SRA Amendments to Regulatory Arrangements (Red Tape Initiative - residual client balances) Rules 2014. LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for alterations made by the SRA to its Residual Client Balances Rules.
02 July 2014 Exemption Direction 67 Alterations to the CLC’s Licensed Bodies (ABS) Licensing Framework LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for alterations made by the CLC to its Licensed Bodies (ABS) Licensing Framework to reflect changes to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.
6 June 2014 Exemption Direction 66 Alterations to the SRA’s training regulations LSB grants an exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for alterations made by the SRA to its training regulations.
17 April 2014 Exemption Direction 65 Alterations to the IPS Rules of Audience Rules and Rights to Conduct Litigation and Rights of Audience Certification Rules LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for alterations made by the IPS to its Rules of Audience Rules – Rule 3 and Rights to Conduct Litigation and Rights of Audience Certification Rules – Rule 6. (These rules were approved by the Legal Services Board on 19 December 2013 but have not been implemented).
10 March 2014 Exemption Direction 64 Alterations to the BSB’s Rules for the Inns Conduct Committee LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for alterations made by the BSB to the Rules for the Inns Conduct Committee, to update references following the publication of the BSB Handbook.
04 March 2014 Exemption Direction 63 Alterations to the SRA’s Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (Crime) Regulations 2013 [2014] LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for alterations made by the SRA in respect of the advocacy registration timetable contained within SRA QASA Regulation 21.2
14 February 2014 Exemption Direction 62 Alterations to the SRA’s Higher Rights of Audience Regulations LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for alterations made by the SRA removing the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court from the scope of the Higher Rights of Audience Regulations
31 January 2014 Exemption Direction 61 Alterations to the Bar Standards Board Handbook LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for alterations made by the Bar Standards Board to the Bar Standards Board Handbook
09 January 2014 Exemption Direction 60 Alterations to the CLC Regulations for the appointment and service of Council members LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for alterations made by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers to the CLC Regulations for the Appointment and Services of Council Members 2014
19 December 2013 Exemption Direction 59 Alterations to the BSB Handbook LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for alterations made by the Bar Standards Board to the BSB Handbook in relation to changes arising from the Courts and Crime Act 2013 and other minor amendments.
17 September 2013 Exemption Direction 58 consolidation of IPS Continuing Professional Development Regulations (CPD) LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of changes to IPS regulatory arrangements in respect of CPD. Consolidation of the IPS CPD regulations into a single set of regulatory arrangements.
30 August 2013 Exemption Direction 57 Miscellaneous and Consequential amendments to the SRA Handbook LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for miscellaneous and consequential alterations made by The Solicitors Regulation Authority to the SRA Handbook
15 August 2013 Exemption Direction 56 Alterations to the SRA Handbook LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for alterations made by The Solicitors Regulation Authority to the SRA Handbook resulting from the SRA’s Red Tape Challenge Initiative
29 May 2013 Exemption Direction 55 Minor alteration to the CLC Code of Conduct LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for alterations made by The Council for Licensed Conveyancers to the CLC Code of Conduct amending the disclosure requirements relating to client protection provisions.
25 April 2013 Exemption Direction 54 Alterations to the CLSB’s Practising Rules – Costs Lawyers LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for alterations made by The Costs Lawyers Standards Board (CLSB) to the CLSB Practising Rules – Costs Lawyers, to allow for the deletion of Rule 12.3 in relation to Retired Costs Lawyers.
24 April 2013 Exemption Direction 53 Alterations to the CLSB’s Practising Rules – Costs Lawyers LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for alterations made by The Costs Lawyers Standards Board (CLSB) to the CLSB Practising Rules – Costs Lawyers, to allow for a Costs Lawyer the right of appeal to a decision by the CLSB to revoke a Practising Certificate and, to define when a Practising Certificate will expire.
4 April 2013 Exemption Direction 52 Alterations to the CLC Handbook LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for alterations made by The Council for Licensed Conveyancers to the CLC Handbook amending the ABS Framework to make clear the limited circumstances in which the First Tier Tribunal is likely to award costs and updating references to the Financial Conduct Authority (previously the Financial Services Authority) in the Acting as insurance intermediaries Code and the Glossary.
23 January 2013 Exemption Direction 51 Alteration to the Bar Standards Board’s Bar Training Regulations LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for alterations made by The Bar Standards Board to the Bar Training Regulations amending the content of Admission and Call Declarations.
2 January 2013 Exemption Direction 50 Alteration to the ILEX Professional Standards Continuing Professional Development Regulations, Associate Prosecutor Rights of Audience and Litigation Certification Rules, and Rights of Audience Certification Rules LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for alterations made by the ILEX Professional Standards to its Continuing Professional Development Regulations, Associate Prosecutor Rights of Audience and Litigation Certification Rules, and Rights of Audience Certification Rules to provide for a change to the period constituting the Continuing Professional Development year which will become 1 October to 30 September from 1 October 2013, as well as to reflect the change in year to 2013 throughout the relevant regulations.
12 December 2012 Exemption Direction 49 Alterations to the Solicitors Regulation Authority Compensation Fund Rules and Handbook Glossary LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for alterations made by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to Rules 1, 2 and 26 of the Compensation Fund Rules 2011 and Rule 4 of the Handbook Glossary to update them by removing the ‘sunset’ clause and references and provisions relating to the ‘transitional period’.
30 October 2012 Exemption Direction 48 Alteration to the Costs Lawyers Standards Board’s Training and CPD Rules for Cost Lawyers LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for alterations made by The Cost Lawyers Standards Board to the Training and CPD Rules to clarify that CPD records may be subject to audit and to make minor alterations to events that quaify for continuing professional developments.
17 October 2012 Exemption Direction 47 Alterations to the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) Handbook and Frameworks LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of miscellaneous amendments made by the CLC to its Handbook and Frameworks, as set out at Annex 1 to the exemption direction. This direction is deemed to be made and effective from 17 October 2012.
18 July 2012 Exemption Direction 46 Alterations to The Master of Faculties Notaries (Qualification) Rules 1998 LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for alterations made by the The Master of Faculties to its Notaries (Qualification) Rules 1998 to clarify the arrangements for appeals against decisions by the Qualification Board
26 June 2012 Exemption Direction 45 Alteration to Ilex Professional Services Limited Rights of Audience Certification Rules and Associate Prosecutor Litigation and Rights of Audience Certification Rules LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for alterations made by Ilex Professional Services Limited (IPS) to the Rights of Audience Certification Rules and Associate Prosecutor Litigation and Rights of Audience Certification Rules to require advocates to notify IPS of their intention to enter the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (Crime) Scheme. This direction is deemed to be made and effective on 26 June 2012
25 June 2012 Exemption Direction 44 Alterations to the Council for Licensed Conveyancers Licensed Bodies (ABS) Framework LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for alterations made by the CLC to it Licensed Bodies (ABS) Framework to remove the requirement for applicants to submit a diversity profile as part of the application. CLC will collect and publish diversity data from its whole regulated community every two years
25 May 2012 Exemption Direction 43 Alterations to the SRA’s regulatory arrangements to introduce the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (Crime) Notification Regulations LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for alterations made by the SRA in respect of the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (Crime) Notification Regulations to require advocates to notify the SRA of their intention to enter the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (Crime) Scheme.
25 May 2012 Exemption Direction 42 Alterations to the grace period for compliance with requirements to have in place an approved compliance officer for legal practice (COLP) and compliance officer for finance and administration (COFA) LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for alterations made by the SRA to the end date of the grace period which allows firms to be treated as being in compliance with Rule 8.5 of the SRA Authorisation Rules for Legal Services Bodies and Licensable Bodies 2011 or Regulation 4.8 of the SRA Practising Regulations 2011, when they do not have an approved compliance officer for legal practice (COLP) and compliance officer for finance and administration (COFA) in place. This direction is deemed to be made and effective from 25 May 2012.
18 April 2012 Exemption Direction 41 Alterations to the SRA Handbook to introduce The SRA Glossary 2012 and provide for miscellaneous amendments to the Handbook LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for amendments made by the SRA to the Handbook to introduce The SRA Glossary 2012, as set out at Annex 1 to the exemption direction, and make miscellaneous amendments to the SRA Handbook, as set out at Annex 2 to the exemption direction. This direction is deemed to be made and effective from 18 April 2012.
18 April 2012 Exemption Direction 40 Alterations to the SRA Practice Framework Rules 2011 and the SRA Authorisation Rules for Legal Services Bodies and Licensable Bodies 2011 in relation to immigration work LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for amendments made by the SRA to the Practice Framework Rules 2011 and the SRA Authorisation Rules for Legal Services Bodies and Licensable Bodies 2011 to provide for licensed bodies to be authorised by SRA to undertake immigration work when also authorised to undertake reserved legal activities. This direction is deemed made on and to be effective from 18 April 2012.
18 April 2012 Exemption Direction 39 Alterations to the SRA Handbook to introduce the SRA Insolvency Rules 2012 LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for amendments made by the SRA to the SRA Handbook to introduce the SRA Insolvency Rules 2012. The new rules provide that solicitors and registered European lawyers authorised by the SRA to undertake insolvency work do so in compliance with the Insolvency Service’s Insolvency Code of Ethics. This direction is to be deemed made on and to be effective from 18 April 2012.
11 April 2012 Exemption Direction 38 Regulatory Arrangements relating to the Master of the Faculties, Rule 10 of the Public Notaries (Practising Certificate) Rules 1982 LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of alterations to Rule 10 of the Public Notaries (Practising Certificate) Rules 1982. This direction is deemed to be made and effective from 11 April 2012.
22 February 2012 Exemption Direction 37 Regulatory Arrangements relating to the BSB Code of Conduct and Practising Certificate Rules on authorisation for carrying out immigration advice and services LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of alterations to the Bar Standards Board Code of Conduct (introduction of Rule 206A) and Practising Certificate Rules (amendment to Rule 20) both in relation to authorisation of the carrying on of immigration advice and services. This direction is deemed to be made and effective from 22 February 2012.
15 February 2012 Exemption Direction 36 Regulatory Arrangements relating to the BSB Code of Conduct, Bar Training Regulations and Practising Certificate Rules LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of alterations to the Bar Standards Board Code of Conduct, Bar Training Regulations and Practising Certificate Rules. This direction is deemed to be made and effective from 15 February 2012.
6 January 2012 Exemption Direction 35 Regulatory Arrangements relating to the BSB Disciplinary Tribunal Rules LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of alterations to the Bar Standards Board Disciplinary Tribunal Rules. This direction is deemed to be made and effective from 6 January 2012.
23 December 2011 Exemption Direction 34 Regulatory Arrangements relating to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (Appeals) (Amendment) Rules 2011 LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (Appeals) (Amendment) Rules 2011. This direction is deemed to be made and effective from 23 December 2011.
21 December 2011 Exemption Direction 33 Alterations to Regulatory Arrangements relating to the Practising Certificate Rules and changing references to ‘recognised bodies’ to authorised bodies’ LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of changes: to the Practising Certificate Rules, Rule 5 to clarify that an application for a practising certificate will only be fully made if the relevant documents and the relevant practising certificate fee has been received by the Bar Standards Board; and changing references to ‘recognised bodies’ to ‘authorised bodies’.  This direction is deemed to be made and effective from 21 December 2011.
20 December 2011 Exemption Direction 32 Alterations to Regulatory Arrangements relating to the SRA Handbook LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of the SRA Alterations to Regulatory Arrangements Rules [2011]. This direction is deemed to be made and effective from 20 December 2011.
13 December 2011 Exemption Direction 31 Alterations to Regulatory Arrangements relating to CLC ABS Framework LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of alterations to the CLC ABS Framework to update in accordance with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act Exemption Order 2011. This direction is deemed to be made and effective from 13 December 2011.
22 November 2011 Exemption Direction 30 Alterations to Regulatory Arrangements relating to the Rights of Audience Certification Rules & the Associate Prosecutors Rights of Audience & Litigation Certification Rules LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of changes to the Rights of Audience Certification Rules and the Associate Prosecutor Rights of Audience and Litigation Certification Rules to exclude from membership of the Admissions and Licensing Committee (ALC) Fellows who are also members of the IPS Board; and alterations to the Associate Prosecutors Rights of Audience and Litigation Certification Rules to clarify that independent members shall be in majority for each ALC. This direction is deemed to be made and effective from 22 November 2011.
10 November 2011 Exemption Direction 29 Alterations to Regulatory Arrangements relating to the CLSB Disciplinary Rules and Procedures LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of changes to the Cost Lawyers Disciplinary Rules and Procedures to change the membership of the Conduct Committee and the Conduct Appeals Committee. This direction is deemed to be made and effective from 10 November 2011.
8 November 2011 Exemption Direction 28 Alterations to Regulatory Arrangements relating to the CLC Handbook LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of changes to the CLC Handbook to clarify the CLC’s ability to take action under the old rules and guidance where necessary. This direction is deemed to be made and effective from 8 November 2011.
23 September 2011 Exemption Direction 27 Alterations to Regulatory Arrangements relating to the BSB’s Hearings before the Visitors Rules 2010 LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of changes to the BSB’s Hearings before the Visitors Rules 2010 to clarify the role of retired judges. This direction is deemed to be made and effective from 23 September 2011.
16 September 2011 Exemption Direction 26 Alterations to Regulatory Arrangements relating to the CLC’s Compensation Fund contributions for the practising year commencing 1 November 2011 LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of the CLC’s Compensation Fund contributions for the practising year commencing 1 November 2011. This direction is deemed to be made and effective from 16 September 2011.
13 September 2011 Exemption Direction 25 Alterations to Regulatory Arrangements relating to the CLC’s Appointment Regulations 2011 resulting from the CLC’s designation as a licensing authority LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of the CLC’s Appointment Regulations 2011. This direction is deemed to be made and effective from 13 September 2011.
08 September 2011 Exemption Direction 24 Alterations to Regulatory Arrangements relating to the SRA’s Commencement, Repeals and Amendment (No.2) Rules [2011] LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of the SRA Commencement, Repeals and Amendment (No.2) Rules 2011. This direction is deemed to be made and effective from 8 September 2011.
5 August 2011 Exemption Direction 23 Alterations to Regulatory Arrangements relating to the SRA’s Commencement, Repeals and Amendment Rules [2011] LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of the SRA Commencement, Repeals and Amendment (Amendments relating to designation of the Law Society as a licensing authority) Rules 2011. This direction is deemed to be made and effective from 5 August 2011.
2 August 2011 Exemption Direction 22 Alterations to Part X of the BSB’s Code of Conduct LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of Part X of the BSB’s Code of Conduct. This direction is deemed to be made and effective from 2 August 2011.
22 July 2011 Exemption Direction 21 Minor alterations to the BSB’s Inns’ Conduct Committee Rules LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of four minor changes to the BSB’s Inns’ Conduct Committee Rules. This direction is deemed to be made and effective from 22 July 2011.
20 July 2011 Exemption Direction 20 Alterations to Regulatory Arrangements relating to the SRA’s Practising Certificate Fee Determination [2011] and Recognised Body Fee Determination [2011] LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of the SRA’s Practising Certificate Fee Determination [2011] and Recognised Body Fee Determination [2011]. This direction is deemed to be made and effective from 20 July 2011.
15 July 2011 Exemption Direction 19 Alterations to Regulatory Arrangements relating to the SRA’s Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme Amendment Regulations 2011 LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of the SRA’s Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme Amendment Regulations 2011. This direction is deemed to be made and to be effective from 15 July 2011.
25 May 2011 Exemption Direction 18 Alterations to Regulatory Arrangements relating to the BSB’s Rule 807 and the definition of Legal Advice Centres LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of amendments to: Rule 807 and the definition of Legal Advice Centres in Part X of the Code of Conduct. This direction is deemed to be made and to be effective from 25 May 2011.
25 January 2011 Exemption Direction 17 Alterations to Regulatory Arrangements relating to the BSB's Code of Conduct Rules 203.1 and 401 LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of amendments to: Rule 203.1 to clarify that all barristers of less than three years’ standing must be supervised regardless of whether they work in a single capacity or dual capacity; and to Rule 401(a) so that a self-employed barrister may supply legal services if instructed by a “Court” as defined in Part X of the Bar Code of Conduct.
05 January 2011 Exemption Direction 16 Alterations to Regulatory Arrangements relating to the ILEX Rights of Audience Certification Rules LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of amendments to the Rights of Audience Certification Rule 21 (membership of Admissions and Licensing Committee). This direction is deemed to be made on and to be effective from 5 January 2011.
30 November 2010 Exemption Direction 15 Alterations to Regulatory Arrangements relating to the ILEX Continuing Professional Development Regulations 2011 LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of amendments to the ILEX Continuing Professional Development Regulations 2011. This direction is deemed to be made on and to be effective from 30 November 2010.
26 October 2010 Exemption Direction 14 Alterations to Regulatory Arrangements relating to the SRA’s Publication and Reconsideration Policies LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of amendments to the SRA’s Publication and Reconsideration Policies. This direction is deemed to be made on and to be effective from 26 October 2010.
15 October 2010 Exemption Direction 13 Alterations to Regulatory Arrangements relating to the BSB’s Practising Certificate Rules (Annex D) and Rule 901.1 of the Code of Conduct LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of amendments to the BSB’s Practising Certificate Rules (Annex D) and Rule 901.1 of the Code of Conduct. This direction is deemed to be made on and to be effective from 15 October 2010.
20 August 2010 Exemption Direction 12 Alterations to Regulatory Arrangements relating to the commencement of the Legal Ombudsman LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of amendments to Approved Regulators’ Regulatory Arrangements that are listed within the direction. This direction is deemed to be made on and to be effective from 20 August 2010.
20 August 2010 Exemption Direction 11 Alterations relating to the Master of the Faculties Notaries (Supervision Fees) Regulation 2010 LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for amendments to the Master of the Faculties Notaries (Supervision Fees) Regulation 2010. This direction is to be deemed made on and to be effective from 20 August 2010.
20 August 2010 Exemption Direction 10 Alterations to SRA QLTS Day One Outcomes assessment LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for amendments to the SRA QLTS Day One Outcomes assessment. This direction is to be deemed made on and to be effective from 20 August 2010.
6 August 2010 Exemption Direction 9 Alterations to rules 204 and 508 of Bar Code of Conduct LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for amendments to the Bar Code of Conduct (Rule 204 and 508) determined by the BSB. This direction is to be deemed made on and to be effective from 6 August 2010.
21 July 2010 Exemption Direction 8 Alterations relating to the SRA’s Solicitors’ Compensation Fund Rules 2010 LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for amendments determined by the SRA of the Solicitors’ Compensation Fund Rules 2010 which sets the individual practitioner and firm contributions to the Compensation Fund. This direction is to be deemed made on and to be effective from 21 July 2010.
19 July 2010 Exemption Direction 6 Alterations relating to the BSB’s Hearings before the Visitors Rules and Complaints Rules. LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for amendments made by the BSB to its Hearings before Visitors Rules and Complaints Rules. This direction is to be deemed made on and to be effective from 16 July 2010.
13 July 2010 Exemption Direction 7 Alterations relating to the SRA’s alterations to Rule 4 of the Code of Conduct. LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for amendments made by the SRA to Rule 4 of the Code of Conduct. This direction is to be deemed made on and to be effective from 13 July 2010.
30 April 2010 Exemption Direction 5 Alterations relating to the BSB’s Interim Suspension Rules and update of references to Bar Council, Bar Standards Board and Training Regulations. LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for amendments made by the BSB in relation to its Interim Suspension Rules and any updates of references to Bar Council, Bar Standards Board and Training Regulations within the Code. This is to update the current arrangements in light of the changes regarding Legal Disciplinary Practices and ensure consistency within the Code. This direction is to be deemed made on and to be effective from 30 April 2010.
26 March 2010 Exemption Direction 4 Alterations relating to the BSB’s Continuing Professional Development regulations. LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for amendments made by the BSB in relation to its Continuing Professional Development regulations. This is to maintain the current arrangements in light of the introduction of the “authorisation to practise” regime under section 13(2) and Schedule 5 of the Legal Services Act 2007. This direction is to be deemed made on and to be effective from 22 March 2010.
31 December 2009 Exemption Direction 3 Alterations relating to CIPA and ITMA arrangements – transitional (Paragraph 19(3) and (4) of Schedule 4 direction). LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval regulations made by ITMA in relation to section 83A Trade Marks Act 1994 and by CIPA in accordance with Section 275A of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1998 and submitted prior to 1 January. This is to facilitate the transition from ownership of the relevant registers from the Intellectual Property Office to ITMA and CIPA on 1st January 2010. This direction is to be deemed made on and to be effective from 1 January 2010.
30 December 2009 Exemption Direction 2 Alterations relating to compliance with the Internal Governance Rules (Paragraph 19(3) and (4) of Schedule 4 direction). LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for alterations to Approved Regulators’ Regulatory Arrangements that are made in order to achieve compliance with the Internal Governance Rules, that have been subject to non-compliance notification requirements and that have been agreed by the LSB as part of on-going Section 30 implementation arrangements. This direction is to be deemed made on and to be effective from 1 January 2010.
30 December 2009 Exemption Direction 1 Alterations falling below a de minimus line (Paragraph 19(3) and (4) of Schedule 4 direction). LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for the types of alterations to Approved Regulators’ Regulatory Arrangements that are listed within the direction. These changes are considered to fall below a de minimus line. This direction is to be deemed made on and to be effective from 1 January 2010.