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2019

Date Title Description
23 May 2019 LSB announces new Chief Executive The LSB today announces the appointment of Matthew Hill as its new Chief Executive.
09 May 2019 [Decision Notice] Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) application for the approval of amendments to introduce new SRA Regulatory Arrangements (Reporting Concerns) (Amendment) Rules The Legal Services Board has granted an application from the SRA for the approval of amendments to introduce new SRA Regulatory Arrangements (Reporting Concerns) (Amendment)
02 May 2019 [Exemption Direction] Exemption Direction 137 Amendments to regulatory arrangements to reflect changes to the governance structure of CILEx LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of amendments made by CILEx Regulation to reflect changes to the governance structure of CILEx
02 May 2019 LSB consults on refinements to proposed IGR The Legal Services Board today publishes consultation on proposed internal governance rules.
16 April 2019 [Exemption Direction] Exemption Direction 136 Amendments to the CILEx Regulation Exemptions Policy LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of amendments made by CILEx Regulation to its Exemptions Policy
15 April 2019 Legal Services Board announces new Board Members The Ministry of Justice and Legal Services Board today announce the appointment of new Board Members.
11 April 2019 [Decision notice] Master of the Faculties application for the approval of amendments to regulatory arrangements in respect of notaries post-admission training and supervision The Legal Services Board has granted an application from the Master of the Faculties for the approval of amendments to regulatory arrangements in respect of notaries post-admission training and supervision
02 April 2019 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.
02 April 2019 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.
28 March 2019 [Exemption Direction] Exemption Direction 135 Consequential amendments to the BSB Handbook arising from the BSB Bar Qualification Rules approved by the LSB on 26 February 2019 LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of alterations made by the BSB as a consequence of changes to the BSB’s Bar Qualification Rules.
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.