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LSB responds to the CMA’s legal services market study

The Legal Services Board (LSB) today publishes its response to the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) legal services market study. In this response the LSB outlines how it will implement the recommendation directed to it. Legal Services Board Chief Executive Neil Buckley said: “The CMA’s study was undertaken because of long-standing concerns about the legal services market…

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LSB publishes Business Plan for 2017/18

The Legal Services Board (LSB) today publishes its Business Plan for 2017/18. This plan represents the final year of the three year strategy announced in 2015 and sets out the work the LSB will do to deliver its strategic outcomes. Alongside essential statutory responsibilities, the emphasis of the LSB in 2017/18, will be on the…

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[Exemption Direction] Exemption direction 112 Alterations to the BSB regulatory arrangements regulated individual acting in judicial or quasi-judicial capacity

LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of alterations to the BSB’s regulatory arrangements, which clarify the drafting in respect of a BSB regulated individual acting in judicial or quasi-judicial capacity.

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OLC Chair appointed

Further to her appearance before the Justice Select Committee the Legal Services Board today confirms the appointment of Wanda Goldwag to the post of Chair of the Office for Legal Complaints. Ms. Goldwag, whose appointment has also been approved by the Lord Chancellor, will start a three year term as Chair on 1 April 2017. Commenting on the…

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[Exemption direction] Exemption Direction 111 Alterations to the BSB regulatory arrangements BSB Handbook – updated references to Qualifications

LSB directs the exemption from the requirement for LSB approval of alterations to the BSB’s regulatory arrangements, Handbook removal of references to “Qualifications Committee” and the “Pupillage Funding Committee”; and updated reference to European Communities (Recognition of Professional Qualifications) Regulations

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LSB confirms appointment of new member of the Legal Services Consumer Panel 23/03/2017

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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