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LSB response to the BSB publishing an independent review of the August 2020 BPTC Exams

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has published the independent review of the August 2020 Bar Professional Training Course exams. Matthew Hill, Chief Executive of the Legal Service Board, said: “We welcome the publication of this independent review of the August 2020 Bar Professional Training Course exams, which was an important part of the mitigations put…

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Legal Services Consumer Panel – We’re recruiting a new Panel member

We’re recruiting a new member of the Legal Services Consumer Panel. The Panel is an independent statutory body established by the Legal Services Act 2007. Its overarching role is to ensure that the interests of consumers are carefully considered by legal services regulators. As such, the Panel provides advice and challenge to the Legal Services…

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Chair’s blog – 20 April 2021

We began this month’s board meeting by again reflecting on the impact of Covid-19 on the sector. It has been a challenging twelve months for legal services providers and people and small businesses who need legal services. Working with regulators to support the profession Since March 2020, we have focused on making it easier for…

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Legal regulation should be “open for business” when it comes to technology and innovation if the public and consumers are to benefit

The Legal Services Board (LSB) has today outlined how legal services regulators can actively support technology and innovation that safely increase access to legal services. By working together, regulators can create an environment that ‘de-risks’ innovation and reduces uncertainty for tech providers and consumers. In a new paper [PDF], the LSB makes it clear that…

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Office for Legal Complaints – we’re recruiting three board members

We are looking for two new lay board members and one new non-lay board member to join the Office for Legal Complaints (OLC) – the body responsible for ensuring there is an independent ombudsman service to consider complaints about legal services in England and Wales. As in any sector, consumer confidence is profoundly affected by…

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Legal oversight regulator issues rallying call to put consumers at the heart of legal services

Today, the Legal Services Board (LSB) launched a consumer-focussed strategy for legal services in England and Wales, and called for collaboration to reshape legal services to better meet society’s needs. The ambitious ten-year strategy reflects that the significant challenges facing the legal services sector can only be tackled by people and organisations working together to…

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LSB shares data on the broadly stable health of the legal services sector following Covid-19

The Legal Services Board (LSB) has compiled data from various sources that suggest the legal services sector overall has, so far, remained broadly stable during the Covid-19 pandemic. The emerging data indicates that while some parts of the legal services profession have faced significant difficulties over the last 12 months, overall numbers of regulated lawyers…

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Ail-lunio gwasanaethau cyfreithiol: Digwyddiad trafodaeth Gymreig, 7 Mehefin, 3.30pm – 5pm

Mae’r Bwrdd Gwasanaethau Cyfreithiol yn cynnal digwyddiad rhith drafodaeth ar y strategaeth ar draws y sector ar gyfer gwasanaethau cyfreithiol. Rydym yn gwahodd ymarferwyr, academyddion, canolfannau cyfreithiol a chynghori wedi eu lleoli yng Nghymru i rannu eich syniadau a phrofiadau ar yr heriau sy’n wynebu’r gwasanaethau cyfreithiol, a’r strategaeth i ddelio â’r rhain o fewn…

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Reshaping legal services: an online Welsh discussion event, 07 June, 3:30pm – 5:00pm

The Legal Services Board is hosting a virtual discussion event on the sector-wide strategy for legal services. We’re inviting practitioners, academics, legal and advice centres based in Wales to share your thoughts and experiences on the challenges facing the legal services, and the strategy to address these in the Welsh context. The strategy, published at…

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Chair’s blog – February 2021

The focus of our meeting this month was how we continue to broaden and deepen our engagement with the sector. We considered how we could better communicate our vision for reshaping legal services that better meet the needs of society and build on the high levels of stakeholder engagement that informed our state of legal…

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