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Wednesday, 29 July 2015


LSB publishes responses to its discussion paper about regulatory restrictions in practising rules for in-house lawyers

The Legal Services Board (LSB) publishes today responses received to its discussion paper, Are regulatory restrictions in practising rules for in-house lawyers justified? as well as its summary of those responses.

The LSB’s response paper summarises the views gathered from those who regulate in-house lawyers, as well as those who have experience of, or represent those who have experience of, being regulated.

The responses to the discussion paper highlighted the wide range of issues that emerge when examining rules for in-house lawyers. In many cases responses reflected our concerns that there may be unnecessary regulatory restrictions on the practice of in-house lawyers. However, we are pleased to see that some of the regulators who currently impose additional regulatory restrictions are beginning the process to review their rules for in-house lawyers.

The responses we received to the discussion paper, along with reflections on the extent to which work planned by regulators in this area has progressed, will inform our final recommendations for this work, which will be published in autumn 2015.

For further information, please contact Communications Manager, Vincent McGovern vincent.mcgovern@legalservicesboard.org.uk or by calling 020 7271 0068.