Investigations


Approved RegulatorInvestigationLinks to relevant documentsDecisionResponse
The Law Society (TLS)/Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)The LSB will investigate whether TLS’s oversight and monitoring of the SRA was such that representative functions impaired the independence or effectiveness of the performance of the SRA’s regulatory functions, in breach of rule 8 of the LSB’s internal governance rulesScope of investigation letter from Neil Buckley to Paul Tennant 20 March 2017

Letter from Neil Buckley to Paul Tennant 15 February 2017

LSB report into the Law Society’s oversight and monitoring of the SRA

LSB decision letter to the Law Society

Statement of censure against the Law Society

Undertakings given by the Law Society to the Legal Service Board

LSB letter to The Law Society dated 29 January 2019

The Law Society Report in response to the investigation undertakings

SRA letter to the LSB dated 17 December 2018

Bar Council/ Bar Standards Board (BSB)Formal Investigation into the Bar Council’s involvement in the BSB application to the LSB for approval of changes to the Code of Conduct in relation to the “Cab Rank Rule”Scope of investigation letter from Chris Kenny to Stephen Crowne

13 September 2013 -Letter from Chris Kenny to Stephen Crowne

20 December 2013 – Bar Council and BSB protocol for ensuring regulatory independence (which relates to undertakings 1 and 2)

LSB report into the Bar Council’s involvement in the BSB application

Bar Council response to the draft censure notice (30-10-2013)

LSB response to Bar Council (20-11-2013)

The Bar Council and BSB’s agreed undertakings in response to the investigation

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