Current applications


We will publish all applications under consideration, including information on current status.

Please note that it is the responsibility of the applicant to explicitly advise whether any information contained within the application is sensitive, and should therefore not be published.

Current applications:

Approved Regulator: 
Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)

Application: 
Application to LSB for the approval of changes to regulatory arrangements relating to the SRA’s Compensation Fund arrangements

Start date for 28 day initial decision period: 
15 January 2021

Links to relevant documents: 

Milestones: 
Initial decision period is 28 days and can be extended to 90 days upon issue of an extension notice.

Decision: Under consideration


Approved Regulator: 
Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)

Application: 
Application to LSB for the approval of amendments to to the SRA’s regulatory arrangements in respect of higher rights of audience.

Start date for 28 day initial decision period: 
5 January 2021

Links to relevant documents: 

Milestones: 
Initial decision period is 28 days and can be extended to 90 days upon issue of an extension notice.

Decision: Under consideration


Approved Regulator: 
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

Application: 
Application to LSB for the approval of amendments to ICAEW’s Disciplinary Bye-laws and associated Settlement Order & Interim Order Regulations

Start date for 28 day initial decision period: 
4 December 2020

Links to relevant documents: 

Milestones: 
Initial decision period is 28 days and can be extended to 90 days upon issue of an extension notice.

We have issued an extension notice [PDF] which extends the initial decision period to 3 March 2021, pursuant to paragraph 21(5) of Schedule 4 to the Legal Services Act 2007.

Decision: Under consideration