Ongoing competence roundtable, Newcastle 22 October 2019

On 22 October at Northumbria University, Newcastle, the Legal Services Board (LSB) held a roundtable discussion focused on how best to assure the ongoing competence of legal professionals throughout their careers. This is one of the LSB five year policy objectives and we have recently begun gathering evidence to help us better understand existing frameworks…

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Regulators must embrace LawTech and not ignore blockchain opportunities urges Legal Services Board

The Legal Service Board (LSB) has urged legal services regulators to embrace the opportunities provided by blockchain technology. The LSB oversees regulators of legal services in England and Wales. This call for action follows the release of an episode of its ‘Talking Tech’ podcast series. In the episode, Dr Anna Donovan, the inaugural vice dean…

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We are moving

From Monday 11 November 2019, our new address will be: 3rd floor, The Rookery, 2 Dyott Street, London WC1A 1DE. All our other contact details will remain the same. We are moving because our current lease has come to an end and the building is being redeveloped. Our new office is better value for money and will enable…

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LSB approves amendments to the CLC’s Regulations for the Appointment and Service of Council Members

The Legal Services Board (LSB) has approved amendments to the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) Regulations for the Appointment and Service of Council Members 2019, under paragraph 4(3) of Schedule 3 to the Administration of Justice Act 1985.  Read the LSB’s decision document for the CLC’s application here.  

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Press release: LSB in Newcastle to hear local views on legal services

The Legal Services Board (LSB) is visiting Newcastle on 22 October 2019 as part of its outreach to engage with the legal sector across England and Wales. We are also hosting a breakfast event at Northumbria University to discuss ongoing competence in the legal sector, a major new project for the LSB. Ongoing competence was…

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