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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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[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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