Legal Services Board responds to latest Consumer Panel findings

Responding to the latest Tracker Survey results from the Legal Services Consumer Panel, Dr Helen Phillips, Chair of the LSB, said: “We are committed to ensuring access to justice for all. Clearly, there continues to be a need to ensure better information is available for consumers in relation to price, quality, redress and regulation. This is vital to increasing…

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LSB approves SDT’s adoption of civil standard of proof

The Legal Services Board (LSB), in accordance with its statutory powers, has approved an application from the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) to amend the standard of proof applied during professional misconduct proceedings. The LSB’s approval of this application means the SDT becomes the last of the legal professional disciplinary bodies to adopt the civil standard of proof. This…

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LSB updates rules to enhance regulatory independence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 24 July 2019 LSB updates rules to enhance regulatory independence  The Legal Services Board (LSB) has today published its revised internal governance rules (IGR) and new accompanying statutory guidance, setting out the requirements for the approved regulators of legal services to ensure the separation of regulatory and representative functions. The LSB has…

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[Decision Notice] Bar Standards Board (BSB) application for the approval of amendments to the BSB’s regulatory arrangements in respect of the publication of sexual orientation and religion or belief data by chambers and BSB entities

The Legal Services Board has granted an application from the BSB for the approval of amendments to the BSB’s regulatory arrangements in respect of amendments to the BSB’s regulatory arrangements in respect of the publication of sexual orientation and religion or belief data by chambers and BSB entities

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LSB launches LawTech podcasts and research papers

The Legal Services Board has today launched a new podcast series designed to assist legal services regulators and providers in responding to the ethical and regulatory challenges presented by disruptive technologies. In episode one, legal services consultant Alison Hook identifies the lessons to be learned from abroad and compares the varying responses to technology by…

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