Covid-19 increases LSB’s resolve to reshape legal services through new strategy

The Legal Services Board (“the LSB”) has today published its annual report and accounts for the year ended 31 March 2020. The report charts the latest phase in the delivery of the Board’s priorities under its 2018-21 three-year strategy. It outlines our progress with activities that promote and protect the interests of people who need…

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Final week to share information as part of the ongoing competence call for evidence

There is one week left to share information in our call for evidence on ongoing competence, which closes on 26 June 2020. Anyone with an interest in this work can submit information by email ongoing.competence@legalservicesboard.org.uk or by visiting  our ongoing competence pages.  We thank those who have already submitted evidence and those that we have met since…

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Our response to Professor Mayson’s independent review of legal services regulation

Professor Mayson (UCL Centre for Ethics & Law) has led an independent review of legal services regulation. Responding to the publication of the final report, the Legal Services Board’s Chief Executive, Matthew Hill said: “Professor Mayson’s report offers a thoughtful analysis of a complex set of issues. We will consider the findings carefully. “As Professor…

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Chair’s Blog – June 2020

This week we held our Board meeting virtually, once more. We discussed Covid-19, reserved legal activities and regulatory performance. We were also joined by the new Chair of the Office for Legal Complaints (OLC), Elisabeth Davies who gave us her first impressions on taking up the role and set out some immediate priorities. Covid-19: As…

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