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LSB publishes its annual report for 2017/18

The Legal Services Board (LSB) – the independent body responsible for overseeing the regulation of legal services in England and Wales – has published its Annual Report and Accounts for the year 2017/18. The report, the tenth which the LSB has published, describes the impact that it has had in delivering the third and final year of its…

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LSB finds that the Law Society broke internal governance rules

The Legal Services Board (LSB) has today published its report on its investigation into the Law Society of England and Wales’ (TLS’s) arrangements for monitoring and oversight of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). After an extensive investigation we have found evidence that TLS has breached the Internal Governance Rules (IGR) set by the LSB under section 30 of…

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LSB confirms appointment of the new Chair of the Legal Services Consumer Panel

The Legal Services Board (LSB) today announces the appointment of Sarah Chambers as the new Chair of the Legal Services Consumer Panel (the Consumer Panel). Ms Chambers succeeds Dr Jane Martin, who has stepped down from her role to join the Office for Legal Complaint. Interim Chair of the Legal Services Board, Dr Helen Phillips said: “I am delighted to announce the appointment…

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LSB confirms appointment of new member of the Legal Services Consumer Panel 17/04/2018

The Legal Services Board (LSB) today announces the appointment of Adam Cooper BA FCA to the Legal Services Consumer Panel (the Consumer Panel). Mr Cooper replaces Professor Philip Marsden, who chose not to seek a second term. We are also announcing today the reappointment of Dr Helen Phillips (lay member) for a second term as a non-executive Board member of the LSB. Dr…

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LSB announces its next three year strategy

The Legal Services Board (LSB) today publishes its three year strategic plan for the period 2018-21 and its business plan for 2018/19. The strategic plan identifies the LSB’s priorities for the coming three years. The business plan sets out priorities in respect of year one, including the creation of an outcomes based performance framework so we can monitor the effectiveness of our…

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LSB approves framework for SRA’s new admission requirements for solicitors

The Legal Services Board (LSB), in accordance with its statutory powers has approved the application of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) for amendments to its regulatory arrangements in respect of its authorisation of individuals. The approval is based on the statutory criteria set out in the Legal Services Act 2007. This approval provides the framework upon which the SRA…

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