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LSB publishes its third wave of SMEs’ legal needs research

The Legal Services Board (LSB) today publishes its third research report focusing on the legal needs of small businesses and looks at how their views have changed – and the legal services market has responded – since similar research was conducted in 2013 and in 2015. It is the largest ever survey of small firms’ interactions with the legal…

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LSB gives approval for the ACCA to start authorising probate activities

The Legal Services Board (LSB), in accordance with its statutory powers, is today granting the application of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) to introduce regulatory arrangements for probate activities. Legal Services Board Chief Executive, Neil Buckley said “The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is a long-standing approved regulator for probate activities but until now has chosen not to exercise…

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[Decision notice] Bar Standards Board’s application for approval of changes to its regulatory arrangements in respect of Public and Licensed Access Rules

The Legal Services Board has granted an application from the Bar Standards Board to approve alterations to the regulatory arrangements in respect of its Public and Licensed Access Rules.

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LSB responds to Government’s response to the CMA 2016 Legal Services Market Study report

Legal Services Board Chief Executive Neil Buckley, said: “We welcome recognition by the Government of the positive response of the LSB and regulators to the CMA’s 2016 Legal Services Market Study report. In our consultation on the review of the internal governance rules we stated that we continue to believe that regulation should be structurally, legally…

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LSB publishes update on regulators progress against revised diversity outcomes

The Legal Services Board (LSB) today publishes an update on regulators progress against the revised guidance for legal services regulators for encouraging a diverse workforce which was issued in February 2017. Legal Services Board Chief ExecutiveNeil Buckley, said: “Promoting greater diversity is a key issue on which the LSB places great significance. We expect all regulators to be…

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[Decision notice] CILEx Regulation application for changes to regulatory arrangements in respect of its Investigation, Disciplinary and Appeals Rules

The Legal Services Board has granted an application from CILEx Regulation for approval of changes to regulatory arrangements to its Investigation, Disciplinary and Appeals Rules

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LSB publishes revised regulatory performance assessment process

The Legal Services Board (LSB) today publishes its response to the consultation on its revised regulatory performance assessment approach and the revised final process documentation. Legal Services Board Chief Executive Neil Buckley, said: “The LSB’s work to hold legal services regulators’ to account for their performance is key to delivering public confidence in legal services and is a core statutory…

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