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[Decision notice] IPReg application for the approval of amendments to regulatory arrangements in respect of service of documents and notice of suspension

The Legal Services Board has granted an application from the Intellectual Property Regulation Board for the approval of amendments to its regulatory arrangements in respect of service of documents and notice of suspension.

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Innovation driven by competition and less hindered by regulation

The Legal Services Board (LSB), publishes today its latest detailed picture of levels of innovation and use of technology in legal services in England and Wales. This report looks at the attitudes of legal services providers, sets out the benefits from innovation and considers the perceptions of the main enablers, including the impact of regulation. the legal…

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LSB to meet with the Counsel General and those with an interest in legal services

The Legal Services Board (LSB) will tomorrow visit Cardiff engaging with the Welsh Government, local and legal representatives, and others with an interest in legal services. Hosted by Cardiff & Vale College, the Board of the LSB will be addressed by the Counsel General for Wales, Mr Jeremy Miles AM.  This will be followed by a roundtable discussion chaired by member of the Commission for Justice in Wales, Sir…

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LSB approves SRA’s Looking to the Future rule change application

The Legal Services Board (LSB), in accordance with its statutory powers, has approved the application of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) for amendments to its regulatory arrangements in respect of its Looking to the Future reforms. The approval is based on the statutory criteria set out in the Legal Services Act 2007. While there is no consultation process as part of…

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LSB launches final consultation on new Internal Governance Rules

The Legal Services Board (LSB) has today published its consultation on proposed new Internal Governance Rules (IGR) and accompanying statutory guidance. With this final consultation we are proposing a number of changes to the current IGR. We want the new rules and guidance to enhance the separation and independence of regulatory functions within the current legislative framework. In addition, to…

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[Decision notice] CILEx Regulation application for the approval of changes to regulatory arrangements to introduce the CILEx Regulation Transparency Rules

The Legal Services Board has granted an application from CILEx Regulation for the approval of changes to regulatory arrangements to introduce the CILEx Regulation Transparency Rules.

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LSB issues second assessment of regulators’ transparency action plans

The Legal Service Board publishes today its progress report on the commitments given by regulators to increase transparency of the prices of legal services in response to the final report of the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) legal services market study. Our main conclusion is that we consider that the regulators collectively have made substantial progress in…

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LSB approves BSB changes to its professional misconduct standard of proof

The Legal Services Board (LSB), in accordance with its statutory powers, has granted the application of theBar Standards Board (BSB) to amend the standard of proof applied during professional misconduct proceedings. Legal Services Board Chief Executive, Neil Buckley said: “We have agreed a rule change application from the BSB, which brings their approach on assessing professional misconduct into line with that…

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