Month: June 2021


Robust resource planning and strong consumer-focus drive positive LSB impact

Today, the Legal Services Board (LSB) published its annual report and accounts for the year ended 31 March 2021. The report describes the work completed and the LSB’s impact in delivering the third and final year of its 2018-21 Strategic Plan. The report also covers the work undertaken to produce a new strategy for the…

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LSB consults of new processes for changing regulatory arrangements

The Legal Services Board (LSB) has launched a consultation on proposed new rules and guidance for alterations to regulatory arrangements. One of the oversight regulator’s core statutory functions is assessing applications from regulatory bodies to alter their regulatory arrangements. The process for this has not been substantially reviewed since 2010. Following engagement with the approved…

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Wales engagement event: 07 June 2021

On Monday 7 June 2021 The Legal Services Board hosted a virtual event for legal practitioners, academics and consumer advice groups in Wales. The discussion event explored the themes of its consumer-focused strategy for the sector, Reshaping Legal Services, published earlier this year. Please see the presentation slides: LSB Wales engagement event presentation June 2021 (PDF) Please…

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Legal Services Board commends cost lawyers’ regulator for its commitment to ongoing improvements

The Legal Services Board (LSB) has published an updated assessment of the Costs Lawyer Standards Board’s (CLSB) regulatory performance. CLSB is the regulator of Costs Lawyers in England and Wales. All the regulatory bodies have the same responsibilities under the Legal Services Act and are assessed by the LSB against 27 outcomes across five standards….

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Chair’s Blog – June 2021

The Board was delighted to meet stakeholders from across the profession in Wales this week as part of our ongoing programme of virtual events to hear from those we work alongside in tackling the legal services sector’s challenges. We discussed technology, diversity and inclusion, access to justice and market transparency from a Wales perspective. We…

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Blog: New ongoing competence report: What can England and Wales learn from other jurisdictions?

By Margie McCrone, Regulatory Policy Manager at the Legal Services Board The Legal Services Board (LSB’s) work on ongoing competence is central to the regulatory objective to protect and promote the interests of consumers. Consumers should be able to trust that legal professionals have the necessary and up to date skills, knowledge and attributes to…

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