Legal Services Board approves significant changes to how solicitors qualify

The Legal Services Board (LSB) has approved the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) application to make significant changes to how people qualify as solicitors in England and Wales. The changes include the introduction of a new centralised assessment, the Solicitors Qualification Examination (SQE), and a requirement for a minimum of two years’ qualifying work experience (QWE)….

Read more - Legal Services Board approves significant changes to how solicitors qualify


October Chair’s Blog

This month’s Board meeting considered a number of substantial papers dealing with significant areas in the legal services sector. Following extensive engagement through the spring and summer with a wide range of stakeholders from across the sector, we discussed how the views and evidence we have collected is informing our “state of the legal services sector” report, which in turn will influence the strategy we are currently developing for the sector. We will…

Read more - October Chair’s Blog


Our response to the CMA’s review of the legal services market study

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is assessing the implementation and impact of the recommendations of its 2016 market study into the legal services sector in England and Wales. It launched a call for inputs on 9 September 2020 and invited responses from interested parties to the specific questions identified by Wednesday 30 September 2020….

Read more - Our response to the CMA’s review of the legal services market study