LSB responds to Government’s response to the CMA 2016 Legal Services Market Study report

Legal Services Board Chief Executive Neil Buckley, said: “We welcome recognition by the Government of the positive response of the LSB and regulators to the CMA’s 2016 Legal Services Market Study report. In our consultation on the review of the internal governance rules we stated that we continue to believe that regulation should be structurally, legally…

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LSB publishes update on regulators progress against revised diversity outcomes

The Legal Services Board (LSB) today publishes an update on regulators progress against the revised guidance for legal services regulators for encouraging a diverse workforce which was issued in February 2017. Legal Services Board Chief ExecutiveNeil Buckley, said: “Promoting greater diversity is a key issue on which the LSB places great significance. We expect all regulators to be…

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[Decision notice] CILEx Regulation application for changes to regulatory arrangements in respect of its Investigation, Disciplinary and Appeals Rules

The Legal Services Board has granted an application from CILEx Regulation for approval of changes to regulatory arrangements to its Investigation, Disciplinary and Appeals Rules

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LSB publishes revised regulatory performance assessment process

The Legal Services Board (LSB) today publishes its response to the consultation on its revised regulatory performance assessment approach and the revised final process documentation. Legal Services Board Chief Executive Neil Buckley, said: “The LSB’s work to hold legal services regulators’ to account for their performance is key to delivering public confidence in legal services and is a core statutory…

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LSB launches consultation on its 2018-2021 strategic plan and 2018/19 business plan

The Legal Services Board (LSB) launches today a consultation on its draft 2018-21 strategic plan and draft 2018/19 business plan. Legal Services Board interim Chair, Dr Helen Philipps, said: “The Legal Services Board is currently in the last year of its existing strategic cycle. While there have been improvements in legal services regulation over the last three years our 2016…

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[Decision notice] Bar Standards Board (BSB) application for changes to regulatory arrangements in respect of reporting requirements for barristers

The Legal Services Board has granted an application from the BSB for approval of changes to reporting requirements as part of its regulatory arrangements around Authorisation to Practice

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