LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of alterations to the SRA’s Compensation Fund Determinations.
The Legal Services Board (LSB) has approved the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) application to make significant changes to how people qualify as solicitors in England and Wales. The changes include the introduction of a new centralised assessment, the Solicitors Qualification Examination (SQE), and a requirement for a minimum of two years’ qualifying work experience (QWE)….
LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of alterations to CILEx Regulation ’s Practise Rights Handbooks
The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy’s ran a call for evidence on the recognition of professional qualifications and regulation of professions from 25 August 2020 to 23 October 2020. We submitted a response that sets out our areas of expertise and our position on regulatory reform.
This month’s Board meeting considered a number of substantial papers dealing with significant areas in the legal services sector. Following extensive engagement through the spring and summer with a wide range of stakeholders from across the sector, we discussed how the views and evidence we have collected is informing our “state of the legal services sector” report, which in turn will influence the strategy we are currently developing for the sector. We will…
Before the Covid-19 pandemic, we planned to hold our October 2020 Board meeting in Liverpool and to meet with local people from across the legal sector. Instead, on 19 October 2020, from 3.30 pm to 5.00 pm, we hosted an online event on the impact of Covid-19 on the legal services sector. The event was…
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is assessing the implementation and impact of the recommendations of its 2016 market study into the legal services sector in England and Wales. It launched a call for inputs on 9 September 2020 and invited responses from interested parties to the specific questions identified by Wednesday 30 September 2020….