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LSB response to the SRA’s report on enforcement activity and diversity monitoring

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has published a new report on its enforcement activity. Their 2018/19 Upholding Professional Standards report sets out the diversity profile, broken down by gender, ethnicity, age and disability, of individuals reported to the SRA, those taken forward for investigation and those against whom an action was taken by either the…

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LSB invites contributions to a new strategy for the legal services sector

The Legal Services Board (LSB) has launched a consultation on a draft strategy for the legal services sector and is inviting others to say how they will also contribute to reshaping legal services to better meet the needs of society. The strategy follows the publication of LSB’s State of Legal Services 2020 report last month….

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Chair’s Blog – December 2020

As is usual at this time of the year, our final Board meeting of 2020 involved looking back on the last 12 months and looking forward to the year ahead – and beyond. We started with a rich discussion about a draft strategy for the legal services sector, which we have developed in response to…

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Ten-year report reveals that the basic legal needs of many in society are still not being met

LSB plans to galvanise efforts to reshape legal services A new report by the Legal Services Board (LSB) gives an in-depth review of the legal services sector following ten years of independent regulation. The State of Legal Services 2020 report is informed by data, evidence and conversations with a wide range of individuals and organisations…

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Legal Services Board approves significant changes to how solicitors qualify

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)….

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