Disclosure log


The LSB’s disclosure log lists responses to some of the requests made to us under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The responses included on the log have been chosen on the basis of their wider public interest, and that they would assist the public in gaining a better understanding of our work. Personal details such as names and addresses have been redacted to protect requestors’ privacy.

2019 / 2018 / 2017 / 2016 / 2015 / 2014

2019


Reference no. 20190128-01
Subject: Finance/Commercial
Request summary: Request for information about all LSB transactions over £25,000 from March 2015

Reference no. 20190207-01
Subject: IT
Request summary: Request for information about LSB Information Technology

Reference no. 20190219-01
Subject: Finance/Commercial
Request summary: Request for information about details of LSB staff involved in the decision making-process for procurement of telecoms and IT

Reference no. 20190219-02
Subject: Approved regulators
Request summary: Request for copies of the media enquiries the LSB has received in relation to Solicitors Regulation Authority and Leigh Day

Reference no. 20190226-01
Subject: Other
Request summary: Request for information about Legal Services Consultative Panel and the Fellow of the Institute of Licenced Debt Practitioners

Reference no. 20190304-01
Subject: Finance/Commercial
Request summary: Request for information about all LSB transactions over £25,000 prior to March 2015

Reference no. 20190516-01
Subject: Approved regulators
Request summary: Request for information about independence-related disputes between approved regulators

Reference no. 20190625-01
Subject: Approved regulators
Request summary: Request for information about the SRA compensation fund

Reference no. 20190702-01
Subject: Finance/Commercial
Request summary: Request for information about LSB spend over £25,000 between February – June 2019

Reference no. 20190717-01
Internal review: 20190717-01 internal review
Subject: Finance/Commercial
Request summary: Request for information about all LSB transactions over £25,000 from March 2019

2018


Reference no. 20180102-01
Subject:  Finance/Commercial
Request summary:  Request for information about media, press and stakeholder software used by the LSB

Reference no. 20180119-01
Subject: IT
Request summary: The number of visitors to various sections of the LSB’s website

Reference no. 20180124-01
Subject: Finance/Commercial
Request summary: Request for information about the LSB’s energy supply contracts

Reference no. 20180125-01
Subject: Finance/Commercial
Request summary: Request for information about the LSB’s use of social media and any advertising and expenditure associated with it

Reference no. 20180228-01
Subject: Finance/Commercial
Request summary: Request for information about hardware support contracts

Reference no. 20180326-01
Subject: Finance/Commercial
Request summary: Request for information about the LSB’s use of courier services

Reference no. 20180401-01
Subject: Finance/Commercial
Request summary: Request for information about the LSB’s use of courier services

Reference no. 20180412-02
Subject: Finance/Commercial
Request summary: Request for information about the LSB’s data for expenditure over £25,000

Reference no. 20180420 -01
Subject: Approved regulators
Request summary: Request for information about the LSB’s powers in relation to approved regulators decisions and the number and nature of complaints the LSB has received about the SRA

Reference no. 20180429-01
Subject: Finance/Commercial
Request summary: Request for information about external print spending

Reference no. 20180501-01
Subject: Other
Request summary: Request for information about evidence that shows electoral fraud will be committed at 3 May 2018 local elections

Reference no. 20180502-01
Subject: Approved regulators
Request summary: Request for information about all documents that relate to the notion that IPREG Ltd. are the named regulator under CDPA

Reference no. 20180509-01
Subject: Policy
Request summary: Request for information about the Legal Services Board, including independence of LSB, oversight of legal services, investigation of LSB activities

Reference no. 20180511-01
Subject: IT
Request summary: Request for information about cyber-attacks

Reference no. 20180605-01
Subject: Legal system
Request summary: Request for information about judicial practice, third party liability insurance and disciplinary proceedings

Reference no. 20180608-01
Subject: Policy
Request summary: Request for information about the LSB, including independence, lawyers at the LSB.

Reference no. 20180608-02
Subject: IT
Request summary: Request for information about accounting software and applications used by the LSB

Reference no. 20180614-01
Subject: Other
Request for information about data the LSB holds regarding numbers of European lawyers practising and applying to practise in the UK

Reference no. 20180801-01
Subject: IT
Request summary: Request for information about the LSB’s ICT expenditure

Reference no. 20180809-01
Subject: Other
Request summary: Request for information on UK elections and referenda which allege electoral or referendum fraud between 5 May 2016 and 3 May 2018

Reference no. 20180814-01
Subject: Approved regulators
Request summary: Request for information for any documents that moved LSB /IPREG Ltd powers to cover Scotland or Northern Ireland

Reference no. 20181011-01
Subject: Approved regulators
Request summary: Request for information about whether the LSB treats the legal regulatory bodies it oversees as State Agencies and/or as emanations of the State

Reference no. 20181116-01
Subject: Approved regulators
Request summary: Request for information about the LSB’s role in relation to the legal regulators and Office for Legal Complaints

Reference no. 20181121-01
Subject: Approved regulators
Request summary: Request for information about Solicitors Regulation Authority complaints statistics

Reference no. 20181128-01
Subject: Finance/Commercial
Request summary: Request for information about costs paid to barristers for Katherine Jane Lumsdon and Others versus The Legal Services Board and Other Interested Parties

Reference no. 20181210-01
Subject: Finance/Commercial
Request summary: Request for information about the LSB’s use of interpretation services

Reference no. 20181219-01 internal review
Subject: Approved regulators
Request summary: Request for information about any correspondence between the LSB and SRA relating to Leigh Day, including dates of meetings and meeting notes

Reference no. 20181219-01
Subject: Approved regulators
Request summary: Request for information about any correspondence between the LSB and SRA relating to Leigh Day, including dates of meetings and meeting notes

Reference no. 20181220-01
Subject: Other
Request summary: Request for information relating to the authority which assumed responsibility for Legal Services Ombudsman business

Reference no. 20181221-01
Subject: Approved regulators
Request summary: Request for information relating to the extent to which Leigh Day proceedings was raised with the SRA

2017


Reference no. 20170106-01
Subject: Finance/ IT
Request summary: Request for information about accounts receivable/payable and IT

Reference no. 20170218-01
Subject: Policy
Request summary: Request for information about how the proportion of LSB budget has been spread between the regulatory objectives over the past three years

Reference no. 20170306-01
Subject: Finance
Request summary: Request for information about LSB procurement card spending for the years 2015/2016/2017

Reference no. 20170307-01
Subject: Finance/Commercial
Request summary: Request for information about business travel and the procurement and usage of vehicle ownership, lease or rental

Reference no. 20170330-01
Subject: Approved regulators
Request summary: Request for information about changes to the Freedom of Information procedures of The Law Society and Solicitors Regulation Authority

Reference no. 20170419-01
Subject: 
Approved regulators
Request summary:
Request for information of all correspondence received from and sent to the Solicitors Regulation Authority in relation to the standard of proof applied by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal

Reference no. 20170624-01
Subject: Miscellaneous
Request summary: Request for information about payments to celebrities

Reference no. 20170627-01
Subject: Finance/Commercial
Request summary: Request for information about LSB staff employment and the wage payment system

Reference no. 20170803-01
Subject: Legal Ombudsman
Request summary: Request for information about the Legal Ombudsman and Ministry of Justice

Reference no. 20170905-01
Subject: Approved regulators
Request summary: Request for information about the LSB’s powers in relation to approved regulators decisions and the number and nature of complaints the LSB has received about the SRA

Reference no. 20170907-01
Subject: Finance/Commercial
Request summary: Request for information about LSB staff employment and the wage payment system

Reference no. 20171019-01
Subject: Policy
Request summary: Request for information about subject access requests received by the LSB

Reference no. 20171115-01
Subject: Finance/Commercial
Request summary: Request for information about the LSB’s use of support for PR and communications activity

Reference no. 20171123-01
Subject: Approved regulators
Request summary: Request for information about the legal regulators and LSB

Reference no. 20171124-01
Subject: Information Technology
Request summary: Request for information about internet webpages accessed by LSB staff

Reference no. 20171127-01
Subject: Diversity
Request summary: Request for information and documents outlining the LSB’s expenditure on promoting diversity and inclusivity in the legal profession for the years 2015, 2016 and 2017 and total LSB budget for those years

2016


Reference no. 20160205/01
Subject: Media licenses
Request summary: Request for information about the amounts the LSB paid for media licenses in the 2013/14 financial year

Reference no. 20160228/01
Subject: Data Protection Act
Request summary: Request for information about any breaches of the Data Protection Act that have taken place at the Legal Services Board

Reference no. 20160229/01
Subject: Reserved legal activities
Request summary: Request for information about the number of complaints or referrals that the LSB has received with regard to the carrying on of reserved legal activities, without proper authorisation, under the Legal Services Act 2007 (the Act), and any action that the LSB has taken in response to such allegations

Reference no. 20160305/01
Subject: Process servers
Request summary: Request for information about the regulation of process servers

Reference no. 20160323/01
Subject: Reserved legal activities
Request summary: Request for information about the ability of non-authorised persons to carry out reserved legal activities

Reference no. 20160408/01
Subject: Reserved legal activities
Request summary: Request for information about the extent to which council officials are required to comply with the provisions of the Legal Services Act 2007 (the Act)

Reference no. 20160408/02
Subject: Appeals to the Chancery Appeals Division
Request summary: Request for information about High Court Appeal Office Clerks

Reference no. 20160702/01
Subject: Legal Ombudsman
Request summary: Request for information about the number of complaints the LSB has received about the Legal Ombudsman

Reference no. 20160711/01
Subject: Information Technology
Request summary: LSB’s ICT expenditure

Reference no. 20160711/02
Subject: Security and fire products
Request summary: Request for information about the Legal Services Board’s security and fire products and services

Reference no. 20160722/01
Subject: Expenditure
Request summary: Request for information about the cost of the report on Professional Indemnity Insurance arrangements

Reference no. 20160727/01
Subject: Human resources
Request summary: Request for information about LSB staff and recruitment processes

Reference no. 20160817/01
Subject: The Law Society
Request summary: Request for information about the categories of persons that The Law Society registered prior to the Legal Services Act 2007, but after the enactment of the Civil Procedure Rules 1998

Reference no. 20160906/01
Subject: Reserved legal activities
Request summary: Request for information about reserved legal activities and activities that non-commercial bodies are able to undertake under section 23 of the Legal Services Act

Reference no. 20160911/01
Subject: Diversity
Request summary: Request for information about which members of the LSB Board and senior management classified themselves as being other than white

Reference no. 20160920/01
Subject: Levy
Request summary: Request for information about the amount the LSB have charged The Law Society over the last three years

Reference no. 20160927/01
Subject: Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner
Request summary: Request for records of meetings the Legal Services Board has held with the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner for the years 2015 and 2016.

Reference no. 20161006/01
Subject: Information Technology
Request summary: Request for information about the LSB’s software expenditure and contracts

Reference no. 20161102/01
Subject: Human resources
Request summary: Request for information about current pay ranges at all levels of the Legal Services Board

2015


Reference no. 20150105/01
Subject: Legal/approved regulators
Request summary: Request for information about judicial review proceedings against LSB and how they are defended, how many LSB managers are legally qualified, managers moving between LSB and Legal Services Commission/Legal Aid Agency, complaints received against Solicitors Regulation Authority, Bar Standards Board and Association of Costs Lawyers, procedure for approving Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal budget

Reference no. 20150114/01
Subject: Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)
Request summary: Request for the correspondence between the LSB and SRA regarding the review and variation of the SRA’s complaints response policy

Reference no. 20150206/01
Subject: Information Technology
Request summary: Request for information about IT/ICT department and its training provision

Reference no. 20150305/01
Subject: Human Resources
Request summary: Request for information the LSB’s use of recruitment agencies

Reference no. 20150407/01
Subject: Information Technology
Request summary: Request for information the LSB’s procurement and use of software licenses

Reference no. 20150505/01
Subject: Bar Council/ Bar Standards Board (BSB)
Request summary: Request for information about amendments to the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th editions of the Bar Codes of Conduct

Reference no. 20150508/01
Subject: Bar Council/ Bar Standards Board
Request summary: Request for information about an amendment to the Bar Code of Conduct

Reference no. 20150518/01
Subject: Bar Council/ Bar Standards Board (BSB)
Request summary: Request for information about LSB Decision Notice dated 18 August 2011 on the rule change application made by the Bar Council/BSB

Reference no. 20150529/01
Subject: Information Technology
Request summary: Request for information about the LSB’s ICT provision

Reference no. 20150608/01
Subject: Artwork
Request summary: Request for information about artwork owned by the LSB

Reference no. 20150609/01
Subject: Bar Council/ Bar Standards Board (BSB)
Request summary: Request for information about how the LSB holds the BSB to account under the Legal Services Act, and the factors that the LSB took into account in considering the BSB’s rule change application which was received on 22 July 2011

Reference no. 20150629/01
Subject: Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates
Request summary: Request for information about the costs paid by the LSB in defending the application for judicial review in relation to the LSB’s decision to grant the rule change application that brought the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates into effect

Reference no. 20150806/01
Subject: Confederation of British Industry
Request summary: Request for information about the amount of money that LSB pays to the Confederation of British Industry and its subsidiaries

Reference no. 20150920/01
Subject: Conditional fee agreements
Request summary: Request for information about conditional fee agreements

Reference no. 20151009/01
Subject: Court representation
Request summary: Request for information about court representation and entitlement to use of the title of Counsel on court orders

Reference no. 20151013/01
Subject: Oaths of allegiance
Request summary: Request for information as to the requirement on barristers and solicitors to swear oaths of allegiance or judicial oaths

Reference no. 20151104/01
Subject: Legal Ombudsman
Request summary: Request for information about whether the Legal Ombudsman has shared with the LSB, the report of the governance review conducted by Grant Thornton

2014


20140819 – Request for full details of all Freedom of Information Requests that the LSB has received in the last calendar month from the date of this request

20140723 – Request for how many visits to the Legal Services Board website have been recorded for each month since 1st January 2014

20140610 – Request for information about the LSB’s ICT services

20140606 – Request for information about the LSB’s legal department, memoranda of understanding with other organisations and complaints made to the LSB

20140507 – Request for information about how the SRA regulates alternative business structures and about the LSB’s legal status

20140401 – Enquiry into whether the LSB’s requirement that diversity information about the solicitor profession be published has been implemented

20140307 – Request for the total number of laptops owned by the LSB that were registered to and/or in the possession of staff members on 1 May 2010 and 1 May 2013

20140225 – Request for information about the total amount paid in legal aid for work undertaken by a named individual

20140217 – Request for information on how the LSB is funded, staff pay, consultation with the Criminal Bar Association and the qualifications of its staff

20140206 – Request for details of office accommodation that the LSB provides to enable the carrying out of trade union business

20140113 – Request for all complaints and investigation information held by LSB about a firm of solicitors

20140108 – Request for information about the correspondence between the LSB and the Executive of the Legal Education Training Review

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