Legal Services Board consults on plans to increase practising certificate fee transparency and drive greater accountability

The Legal Services Board (LSB) has today launched a consultation on plans to increase transparency around how regulators spend practising certificate fee (PCF) income. Each year individual lawyers (e.g. solicitors, barristers, legal executives, patent and trademark attorneys, costs lawyers and notaries) and legal firms pay a PCF to their approved regulator in order to practise….

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Legal Services Board announces enhanced independence for legal regulators

The Legal Services Board (LSB) has today confirmed that the requirements for all nine approved regulators to separate their regulatory and representative functions have been achieved. Consumers expect the regulation of legal services to be independent from the profession and today’s announcement means consumers and regulated lawyers (e.g. solicitors, barristers, legal executives, patent and trademark…

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Chair’s Blog – July 2020

Once again, we held our Board meeting virtually. The agenda included a focus on Covid-19 and the work we are doing to support the sector, our review of the Practicing Certificate Fee, and our plans to increase the pace of change on diversity and inclusion in legal services. Covid-19: As we have done over the…

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Consumer data reveals mixed picture of legal services during Covid crisis

The Legal Services Board (LSB) has drawn together multiple sources of data to provide the clearest picture we can of the impact of Covid-19 on legal services. The LSB’s Covid-19 research dashboard shows that while there is a surge of demand in some areas such as employment advice, in other areas such as money and…

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