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LSB launches consultation on its 2018-2021 strategic plan and 2018/19 business plan

The Legal Services Board (LSB) launches today a consultation on its draft 2018-21 strategic plan and draft 2018/19 business plan. Legal Services Board interim Chair, Dr Helen Philipps, said: “The Legal Services Board is currently in the last year of its existing strategic cycle. While there have been improvements in legal services regulation over the last three years our 2016…

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[Decision notice] Bar Standards Board (BSB) application for changes to regulatory arrangements in respect of reporting requirements for barristers

The Legal Services Board has granted an application from the BSB for approval of changes to reporting requirements as part of its regulatory arrangements around Authorisation to Practice

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Comparing the price of legal services can really benefit consumers

The Legal Service Board today publishes its second prices of individual consumer legal services research report. The clear message that it delivers is that you can easily pay more than you might need to for a legal service unless you compare prices. This report provides an analysis of a recently conducted survey of prices quoted for commonly used legal…

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LSB launches internal governance rules consultation

The Legal Service Board has today published a consultation on its internal governance rules (IGR) for the legal services regulators. Neil Buckley, Chief Executive of the Legal Services Board said: “Independent regulation gives confidence to consumers, providers, investors and society as a whole that legal services work in the public interest and support the rule of law. The Legal Services…

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LSB assesses regulators CMA action plan

The Legal Service Board has published its assessments of the action plans produced by regulators in response to the final report of the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) legal service market study. Our assessment is that all the action plans provide a sufficient starting point from which transparency reforms can be delivered. Regulators are collaborating…

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LSB responds to Lord Chancellor’s ICAEW decision

The Lord Chancellor has today announced that he has decided not to accept the recommendation of the Legal Services Board (LSB) that the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales’ (ICAEW) designation as an approved regulator and a licensing authority be extended to all reserved legal activities. Commenting on the review Dr Helen Phillips, Interim Chair of…

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