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Regulators must embrace LawTech and not ignore blockchain opportunities urges Legal Services Board

The Legal Service Board (LSB) has urged legal services regulators to embrace the opportunities provided by blockchain technology. The LSB oversees regulators of legal services in England and Wales. This call for action follows the release of an episode of its ‘Talking Tech’ podcast series. In the episode, Dr Anna Donovan, the inaugural vice dean…

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We are moving

From Monday 11 November 2019, our new address will be: 3rd floor, The Rookery, 2 Dyott Street, London WC1A 1DE. All our other contact details will remain the same. We are moving because our current lease has come to an end and the building is being redeveloped. Our new office is better value for money and will enable…

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LSB approves amendments to the CLC’s Regulations for the Appointment and Service of Council Members

The Legal Services Board (LSB) has approved amendments to the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) Regulations for the Appointment and Service of Council Members 2019, under paragraph 4(3) of Schedule 3 to the Administration of Justice Act 1985.  Read the LSB’s decision document for the CLC’s application here.  

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Press release: LSB in Newcastle to hear local views on legal services

The Legal Services Board (LSB) is visiting Newcastle on 22 October 2019 as part of its outreach to engage with the legal sector across England and Wales. We are also hosting a breakfast event at Northumbria University to discuss ongoing competence in the legal sector, a major new project for the LSB. Ongoing competence was…

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New LSB podcast: can the Legal Services Act keep up with technological change?

The Legal Services Board’s (LSB) wide-ranging examination of regulatory approaches to technology has published a new perspective in the debate on whether the current regime can respond to the growing use of disruptive technology in law. LawTech is revolutionising legal services and there are a range of views on whether the Legal Services Act can…

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Legal Services Consumer Panel: applications for non-executive members now open

The Legal Services Board (LSB) is recruiting for new non-executive members of the Legal Services Consumer Panel. The panel is the champion for consumers of legal services, and works to make sure that legal services regulators consider and act on the user perspective. For more information on the role and how to apply, visit:  https://www.wig.co.uk/career/non-executive-member–legal-services-consumer-panel—legal-services-board.html…

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Regulatory performance update – six months on (August 2019)

Following our first assessment under the new regulatory performance framework in January 2019, we are publishing progress updates on each regulatory body’s actions against the outstanding unmet outcomes. The assessments record actions taken up until June 2019. When we carried out our assessments in January, each regulatory body met the minimum required level of performance…

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