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We are moving

From Monday 11 November 2019, our new address will be: 3rd floor, The Rookery, 2 Dyott Street, London WC1A 1DE. All our other contact details will remain the same. We are moving because our current lease has come to an end and the building is being redeveloped. Our new office is better value for money and will enable…

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New LSB podcast: can the Legal Services Act keep up with technological change?

The Legal Services Board’s (LSB) wide-ranging examination of regulatory approaches to technology has published a new perspective in the debate on whether the current regime can respond to the growing use of disruptive technology in law. LawTech is revolutionising legal services and there are a range of views on whether the Legal Services Act can…

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Legal Services Consumer Panel: applications for non-executive members now open

The Legal Services Board (LSB) is recruiting for new non-executive members of the Legal Services Consumer Panel. The panel is the champion for consumers of legal services, and works to make sure that legal services regulators consider and act on the user perspective. For more information on the role and how to apply, visit:  https://www.wig.co.uk/career/non-executive-member–legal-services-consumer-panel—legal-services-board.html…

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Regulatory performance update – six months on (August 2019)

Following our first assessment under the new regulatory performance framework in January 2019, we are publishing progress updates on each regulatory body’s actions against the outstanding unmet outcomes. The assessments record actions taken up until June 2019. When we carried out our assessments in January, each regulatory body met the minimum required level of performance…

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Legal Services Board responds to latest Consumer Panel findings

Responding to the latest Tracker Survey results from the Legal Services Consumer Panel, Dr Helen Phillips, Chair of the LSB, said: “We are committed to ensuring access to justice for all. Clearly, there continues to be a need to ensure better information is available for consumers in relation to price, quality, redress and regulation. This is vital to increasing…

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LSB approves SDT’s adoption of civil standard of proof

The Legal Services Board (LSB), in accordance with its statutory powers, has approved an application from the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) to amend the standard of proof applied during professional misconduct proceedings. The LSB’s approval of this application means the SDT becomes the last of the legal professional disciplinary bodies to adopt the civil standard of proof. This…

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