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LSB confirms appointment of new member of the Legal Services Consumer Panel

The Legal Services Board (LSB) today announces the appointment of Adam Cooper BA FCA to the Legal Services Consumer Panel (the Consumer Panel). Mr Cooper replaces Professor Philip Marsden, who chose not to seek a second term. We are also announcing today the reappointment of Dr Helen Phillips (lay member) for a second term as a non-executive Board member of the LSB. Dr…

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LSB announces its next three year strategy

The Legal Services Board (LSB) today publishes its three year strategic plan for the period 2018-21 and its business plan for 2018/19. The strategic plan identifies the LSB’s priorities for the coming three years. The business plan sets out priorities in respect of year one, including the creation of an outcomes based performance framework so we can monitor the effectiveness of our…

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LSB approves framework for SRA’s new admission requirements for solicitors

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 authorisation of individuals. The approval is based on the statutory criteria set out in the Legal Services Act 2007. This approval provides the framework upon which the SRA…

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LSB publishes its third wave of SMEs’ legal needs research

The Legal Services Board (LSB) today publishes its third research report focusing on the legal needs of small businesses and looks at how their views have changed – and the legal services market has responded – since similar research was conducted in 2013 and in 2015. It is the largest ever survey of small firms’ interactions with the legal…

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LSB gives approval for the ACCA to start authorising probate activities

The Legal Services Board (LSB), in accordance with its statutory powers, is today granting the application of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) to introduce regulatory arrangements for probate activities. Legal Services Board Chief Executive, Neil Buckley said “The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is a long-standing approved regulator for probate activities but until now has chosen not to exercise…

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[Decision notice] Bar Standards Board’s application for approval of changes to its regulatory arrangements in respect of Public and Licensed Access Rules

The Legal Services Board has granted an application from the Bar Standards Board to approve alterations to the regulatory arrangements in respect of its Public and Licensed Access Rules.

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