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Chair’s Blog – December 2020

As is usual at this time of the year, our final Board meeting of 2020 involved looking back on the last 12 months and looking forward to the year ahead – and beyond. We started with a rich discussion about a draft strategy for the legal services sector, which we have developed in response to…

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Ten-year report reveals that the basic legal needs of many in society are still not being met

LSB plans to galvanise efforts to reshape legal services A new report by the Legal Services Board (LSB) gives an in-depth review of the legal services sector following ten years of independent regulation. The State of Legal Services 2020 report is informed by data, evidence and conversations with a wide range of individuals and organisations…

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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)….

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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…

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