Performance assessments


Regulatory performance reports

We hold the legal services regulators to account for their performance through the operation of our regulatory performance assessment framework.

Where we undertake a review of performance, we will collate and analyse the information generated through the review. This will form the basis of a report providing an assessment of performance. The report will highlight areas where a regulator’s performance has met or has not met the standard(s). Reports will not routinely include all data or evidence gathered on which our assessment is based.

We may also from time to time publish a thematic report which highlights the general learning and good practice we have identified across our regulatory performance work.

Performance assessment reports and thematic reports will be published on this page.

Current performance assessment

Update: Published December 2020

In November 2020, we completed a review of the regulatory bodies’ and, where applicable, approved regulators’ progress in meeting the standards and outcomes set by the LSB’s regulatory performance.

A report on this progress review, which includes performance assessments for each of the regulatory bodies and approved regulators is available below.

LSB Regulatory Performance Report [PDF] – December 2020

Update: Published September 2020

CLSB Performance Assessment – August 2020

In November 2019 we completed a review of the regulatory bodies’ progress against outstanding required outcomes. A report on this progress review is available below.

LSB Regulatory performance report December 2019

November 2019 performance assessments for each of the regulatory bodies are available below.

November 2019 performance assessments

January 2019 Transitional assessment report

In January 2019 we published our transitional assessment of each legal services regulatory body against the LSB’s revised regulatory performance standards. The report included action plans for each regulatory body for any outcome(s) which are not yet met. The report and action plans are available below.

Regulatory performance transitional assessment report (pdf) (January 2019)

Under the regulatory performance framework the regulators performance is kept under ongoing review.

June 2019 performance assessments

In June 2019 we completed a review of the regulatory bodies’ progress against outstanding required outcomes. A statement on this progress review is available below.

Regulatory performance update – six months on (August 2019)

June 2019 performance assessments for each of the regulatory bodies are available below.


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Bar Standards Board


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CILEx Regulation


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Council for Licensed Conveyancers


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Cost Lawyers Standards Board


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Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales


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Intellectual Property Regulation Board


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Faculty Office


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Solicitors Regulation Authority


2015/16 Regulatory Standards reports and action plans

In May 2016 we published our Regulatory Standards Thematic report and the individual performance reports for each of the regulators. We then reported in June 2017 on the progress made by each regulator against their action plans. Overall, significant progress had been made by the regulators in implementing the improvements set out in their action plans.

Regulatory Standards reports (May 2016): 
Regulatory Standards Thematic Report

Regulatory Standards reports (May 2016): 
Bar Standards Board

Action plans: 
Action plan

Progress report (July 2017): 
Progress report


Regulatory Standards reports (May 2016): 
CILEx Regulation

Action plans: 
Action plan

Progress report (July 2017): 
Progress report


Regulatory Standards reports (May 2016): 
Council for Licensed Conveyancers

Action plans: 
Action plan

Progress report (July 2017): 
Progress report


Regulatory Standards reports (May 2016): 
Cost Lawyers Standards Board

Action plans: 
Action plan

Progress report (July 2017): 
Progress report


Regulatory Standards reports (May 2016): 
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Action plans: 
Action plan

Progress report (July 2017): 
Progress report


Regulatory Standards reports (May 2016): 
Intellectual Property Regulation Board

Action plans: 
Action plan

Progress report (July 2017): 
Progress report


Regulatory Standards reports (May 2016): 
Faculty Office

Action plans: 
Action plan

Progress report (July 2017): 
Progress report


Regulatory Standards reports (May 2016): 
Solicitors Regulation Authority

Action plans: 
Action plan

Progress report (July 2017): 
Progress report

2012/13 Regulatory Standards reports and 2014/15 update report

In these reports we reported on the regulators’ progress against the regulatory standards since their first self-assessments were completed in 2012/13 .The reports are available in the table below.

Regulatory Standards reports (2012/13):
Smaller regulators’ report (Cost Lawyers Standards Board, ILEX Professional Standards (now CILEx Regulation), Intellectual Property Regulation Board, Council for Licensed Conveyancers and Faculty Office)


Regulatory Standards reports (2012/13):
Bar Standards Board
Update report (2014/15):
Update Report


Regulatory Standards reports (2012/13):
Solicitors Regulation Authority

 

Further information

For further information, please contact Angela Latta