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LSB pushes legal regulators to drive up performance and improve governance

The Legal Services Board (LSB) has published annual reports on the performance of the eight legal services regulatory bodies. Each organisation regulates different types of lawyers and carries out its responsibilities in different ways. Nevertheless, they have the same responsibilities under the Legal Services Act 2007 (the Act) and are assessed against the same 27 outcomes…

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LSB Christmas office closure

Our (virtual) offices are closed from the afternoon of Thursday 24 December, reopening on Monday 4 January at 9am. If you have any queries, please email ContactUs@legalservicesboard.org.uk and we will respond on our return. Best wishes for the holiday season.

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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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