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[Exemption Direction] Exemption Direction 133 – Alteration to regulatory arrangements connected to a no deal exit from the European Union

LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of alterations to approved regulators’ regulations that may be required if there is a no deal exit from the European Union.

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LSB accepts The Law Society undertakings report

The Legal Services Board (LSB) has accepted The Law Society’s (TLS’s) report in response to the undertakings given by TLS following the LSB’s Investigation into the Law Society’s oversight and monitoring arrangements for the Solicitors Regulation Authority, published on 31 May 2018. The LSB agrees that the undertakings have been fulfilled and this formally closes…

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LSB publishes assessment of regulators progress on diversity

The Legal Services Board (LSB), publishes today a summary report on the legal service regulators’ (regulators) progress against the four diversity outcomes introduced by the LSB in February 2017. The framework requires the regulators to continue to gather data to understand the diversity profile of their regulated communities combined with using that data: to inform…

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LSB announces new appointments to the Office for Legal Complaints

The Legal Services Board (LSB) today announces the appointment of Rod Bulmer and Shrinivas Honap ACA as new lay members of the Office for Legal Complaints (OLC). These appointments have been made by the Legal Services Board in accordance with the Legal Services Act 2007. Commenting on the appointment, Dr Helen Phillips said: “I am delighted to congratulate Rod and Shrinivas on…

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Legal Services Board publishes its 2019 regulatory performance report

The Legal Services Board (LSB) publishes today its first assessment of the performance of the legal services regulatory bodies following the introduction of the new performance framework in December 2017. The regulators have met the minimum required level of performance against the majority of the outcomes in our regulatory performance framework. Where the outcomes are not yet…

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LSB launches consultation on its 2019/20 business plan

The Legal Services Board (LSB) launches today a consultation on its draft 2019/20 business plan – the second business plan of its 2018-21 strategic cycle. The business plan includes three new five-year policy objectives which support the existing strategic objectives and will be key markers of our success in achieving them. They are: appropriate frameworks for ongoing assurance of professional competence…

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