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LSB welcomes Tailored Review report

The Government has today published its Tailored Reviews of the Legal Services Board and Office for Legal Complaints. Commenting on the review Dr Helen Phillips, Interim Chair of the Legal Services Board said: ‘I welcome the findings of this review of the efficiency, effectiveness and governance of the Legal Services Board (LSB).  The clear conclusion is that “there is…

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LSB publishes annual report for 2016/17

The Legal Services Board (LSB) – the independent body responsible for overseeing the regulation of legal services in England and Wales – has published its Annual Report and Accounts for the year 2016/17. The document was laid before Parliament today, 13 July 2017. The report describes the impact that the LSB has had in delivering…

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[Decision notice] Costs Lawyer Standards Board (CLSB) application for the approval of changes to training and continuous professional development rules

The Legal Services Board has granted the application made by CLSB approving alterations to its regulatory arrangements in respect of its training and Continuous Professional Development Rules (CPD)

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LSB welcomes regulators’ action plans to deliver greater market transparency

The Legal Services Board welcomes today’s publication by regulators of their action plans following the Competition and Markets Authority’s legal services market study. Legal Services Board Chief Executive Neil Buckley said: “The Legal Services Board (LSB) welcomes today’s publication of action plans to deliver greater transparency for consumers. It means the regulators remain on track to implement the…

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LSB launches regulatory performance consultation

The Legal Services Board (LSB) launches a consultation on the proposed revised regulatory performance assessment process. 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 function. Through it, we…

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LSB articulates its regulatory approach

The Legal Services Board(LSB) publishes today a short document which explains how it approaches its work. Legal Services Board Interim Chair Dr Helen Phillips said: “The LSB has a unique role in the legal services sector, overseeing regulation and holding bodies to account. It is important that there is clarity about the way we approach our work. We…

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LSB launches research into vulnerable consumers’ experience of legal services

The Legal Services Board has today launched research into the experiences of consumers in vulnerable circumstances when they use legal service. Focusing specifically on people with dementia and mental health problems (and their carers) this research set out to explore their experiences of accessing legal services and to identify what can be done to improve accessibility, service experience and outcomes….

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