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LSB issues second assessment of regulators’ transparency action plans

The Legal Service Board publishes today its progress report on the commitments given by regulators to increase transparency of the prices of legal services in response to the final report of the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) legal services market study. Our main conclusion is that we consider that the regulators collectively have made substantial progress in…

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LSB approves BSB changes to its professional misconduct standard of proof

The Legal Services Board (LSB), in accordance with its statutory powers, has granted the application of theBar Standards Board (BSB) to amend the standard of proof applied during professional misconduct proceedings. Legal Services Board Chief Executive, Neil Buckley said: “We have agreed a rule change application from the BSB, which brings their approach on assessing professional misconduct into line with that…

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[Decision notice] BSB application for the approval of amendments to the standard of proof applied during professional misconduct proceedings.

The Legal Services Board has granted an application from the Bar Standards Board for the approval of amendments to the standard of proof applied during professional misconduct proceedings

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[Decision notice] CLC application for the approval of amendments to take account of the CMA’s proposals regarding price, service and transparency

The Legal Services Board has granted an application from the Council for Licensed Conveyancers for amendments to take account of the Competition and Market Authority’s proposals regarding price, service and transparency

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[Decision notice] Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) application for the approval of changes to regulatory arrangements relating to the SRA’s Compensation Fund contribution

The Legal Services Board has granted an application from the SRA for approval of Compensation Fund Determinations for 2018 which set the level of contribution to the SRA Compensation Fund for individual solicitors, recognised sole practitioners, recognised bodies and licensed bodies authorised by the SRA.

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