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LSB responds to Government’s response to the CMA 2016 Legal Services Market Study report

Legal Services Board Chief Executive Neil Buckley, said: “We welcome recognition by the Government of the positive response of the LSB and regulators to the CMA’s 2016 Legal Services Market Study report. In our consultation on the review of the internal governance rules we stated that we continue to believe that regulation should be structurally, legally…

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LSB publishes update on regulators progress against revised diversity outcomes

The Legal Services Board (LSB) today publishes an update on regulators progress against the revised guidance for legal services regulators for encouraging a diverse workforce which was issued in February 2017. Legal Services Board Chief ExecutiveNeil Buckley, said: “Promoting greater diversity is a key issue on which the LSB places great significance. We expect all regulators to be…

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[Decision notice] CILEx Regulation application for changes to regulatory arrangements in respect of its Investigation, Disciplinary and Appeals Rules

The Legal Services Board has granted an application from CILEx Regulation for approval of changes to regulatory arrangements to its Investigation, Disciplinary and Appeals Rules

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LSB publishes revised regulatory performance assessment process

The Legal Services Board (LSB) today publishes its response to the consultation on its revised regulatory performance assessment approach and the revised final process documentation. Legal Services Board Chief Executive Neil Buckley, said: “The LSB’s work to hold legal services regulators’ to account for their performance is key to delivering public confidence in legal services and is a core statutory…

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LSB launches consultation on its 2018-2021 strategic plan and 2018/19 business plan

The Legal Services Board (LSB) launches today a consultation on its draft 2018-21 strategic plan and draft 2018/19 business plan. Legal Services Board interim Chair, Dr Helen Philipps, said: “The Legal Services Board is currently in the last year of its existing strategic cycle. While there have been improvements in legal services regulation over the last three years our 2016…

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[Decision notice] Bar Standards Board (BSB) application for changes to regulatory arrangements in respect of reporting requirements for barristers

The Legal Services Board has granted an application from the BSB for approval of changes to reporting requirements as part of its regulatory arrangements around Authorisation to Practice

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Comparing the price of legal services can really benefit consumers

The Legal Service Board today publishes its second prices of individual consumer legal services research report. The clear message that it delivers is that you can easily pay more than you might need to for a legal service unless you compare prices. This report provides an analysis of a recently conducted survey of prices quoted for commonly used legal…

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LSB launches internal governance rules consultation

The Legal Service Board has today published a consultation on its internal governance rules (IGR) for the legal services regulators. Neil Buckley, Chief Executive of the Legal Services Board said: “Independent regulation gives confidence to consumers, providers, investors and society as a whole that legal services work in the public interest and support the rule of law. The Legal Services…

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LSB assesses regulators CMA action plan

The Legal Service Board has published its assessments of the action plans produced by regulators in response to the final report of the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) legal service market study. Our assessment is that all the action plans provide a sufficient starting point from which transparency reforms can be delivered. Regulators are collaborating…

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