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LSB to champion consumer rights through education and technology

The Legal Services Board (LSB) has today launched its Business plan for the year 2019/20, confirming three new policy objectives that will address key gaps in protections for and information available to consumers of legal services. The policy objectives, which will benefit from suggestions made during consultation, are focused on: ensuring that regulators have appropriate…

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LSB welcomes SRA and BSB commitments to ongoing improvement on enforcement

The Legal Services Board (LSB) has published an enforcement report which sets out the findings of an end to end review of the BSB and the SRA’s enforcement processes and articulates the LSB’s future strategic priorities on regulatory enforcement. Through its end to end review the LSB obtained assurance that the BSB and SRA met…

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LSB confirms appointment of four new members of the Legal Services Consumer Panel

The Legal Services Board (LSB) today announces the appointment of David Abbott, Paul Crook, Owen Derbyshire and Liz Owen to the Legal Services Consumer Panel (the Consumer Panel). Liz Owen will take up appointment from 1 April 2019 for an initial four-year term; David Abbott and Owen Derbyshire will take up appointment from 1 April…

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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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