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2019

Date Title Description
22 March 2019 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.
15 March 2019 [Exemption Direction] Exemption Direction 134 Alterations to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales regulatory arrangements – disciplinary bye-laws LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of alterations made by the ICAEW to its disciplinary bye-laws
06 March 2019 LSB confirms appointment of four new members of the Legal Services Consumer Panel The Legal Services Board (LSB) today announces the appointment of four new members of the Legal Services Consumer Panel.
26 February 2019 [Decision notice] BSB application for the approval of amendments to its Part 4 Qualification Rules The Legal Services Board has granted an application from the Bar Standards Board for the approval of amendments to its Part 4 Qualification Rules
20 February 2019 [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.
06 February 2019 Neil Buckley to step down as LSB Chief Executive The Legal Services Board today announced that its Chief Executive, Neil Buckley, will be stepping down later this year.
31 January 2019 LSB accepts The Law Society undertakings report The Legal Services Board has accepted The Law Society’s (TLS) 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.
23 January 2019 [Decision notice] Bar Council Practising Fee application The LSB approves the 2019 PCF application made by the Bar Council under section 51 of the Legal Services Act 2007
22 January 2019 LSB publishes assessment of regulators progress on diversity The Legal Services Board today publishes a summary report on the legal service regulators’ progress against the four diversity outcomes introduced by the LSB in February 2017.
21 January 2019 Legal Services Board announces new appointments to the Office for Legal Complaints The Legal Services Board today announces the appointment of two new lay members of the Office for Legal Complaints (OLC).
14 January 2019 Legal Services Board publishes its 2019 regulatory performance report The Legal Services Board publishes transitional assessments of the regulators performance against its revised regulatory performance framework.