The Legal Services Board has written to the Law Society and the Solicitors Regulation Authority to outline the scope of the formal investigation announced on 17 February.
Sir Michael Pitt, Chairman of the Legal Services Board (LSB), has today announced that Wanda Goldwag has been selected as the LSB’s preferred candidate to the post of Chair of the Office for Legal Complaints (OLC) after an open competition. Ms. Goldwag, whose selection has also been approved by the Lord Chancellor, will now appear…
LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval for alterations to the Bar Standards Board Handbook, Part 2, Section C, rC21 – accepting instructions
LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of alterations to the ICAEW’s Professional Indemnity Regulations – Minimum Approved Wording
LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of alterations to the BSB’s regulatory arrangements in respect of Part 2, Section C, Conduct Rules of the Handbook
LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of alterations to the ICAEW’s regulatory arrangements in respect of probate regulations and probate compensation scheme regulations
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LSB opens a formal investigation into the governance arrangements between the Law Society and the Solicitor’s Regulation Authority
The Legal Services Board (LSB) today issues its revised statutory guidance for regulators on diversity. The changes introduced place a focus on improved outcomes, ensuring all regulators take their work in this area beyond data collection. The revised guidance allows regulators freedom to deliver their own, targeted approaches to improve diversity in their respective professions, whilst also making sure that…
The LSB approves changes to the Notaries Practice Rules and the Notaries Qualification Rules
The LSB approves the 2017 application made by the Bar Council under section 51 of the Legal Services Act 2007
The application was withdrawn by the BSB on 19 January 2017 and is no longer under consideration.
The Legal Services Board (LSB) welcomes today’s publication by the Competition and Markets Authority(CMA) of its final legal services market study report and recommendations. Legal Services Board Chairman, Sir Michael Pitt, said: “I welcome today’s Competition and Market Authority report on the legal services market in England and Wales. This study was commissioned because of long-standing concerns that we have previously…