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Chair’s Blog – July 2020

Once again, we held our Board meeting virtually. The agenda included a focus on Covid-19 and the work we are doing to support the sector, our review of the Practicing Certificate Fee, and our plans to increase the pace of change on diversity and inclusion in legal services. Covid-19: As we have done over the…

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Vacancy: Office for Legal Complaints – Lay Board Member

Office for Legal Complaints –  Lay Board Member The Legal Services Board (LSB) is currently looking to recruit a Lay Board Member for the Office for Legal Complaints (OLC). The OLC administers an independent ombudsman scheme that resolves complaints by consumers about legal services, which underpins public confidence in legal services across England and Wales….

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Covid-19 increases LSB’s resolve to reshape legal services through new strategy

The Legal Services Board (“the LSB”) has today published its annual report and accounts for the year ended 31 March 2020. The report charts the latest phase in the delivery of the Board’s priorities under its 2018-21 three-year strategy. It outlines our progress with activities that promote and protect the interests of people who need…

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Final week to share information as part of the ongoing competence call for evidence

There is one week left to share information in our call for evidence on ongoing competence, which closes on 26 June 2020. Anyone with an interest in this work can submit information by email ongoing.competence@legalservicesboard.org.uk or by visiting  our ongoing competence pages.  We thank those who have already submitted evidence and those that we have met since…

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Our response to Professor Mayson’s independent review of legal services regulation

Professor Mayson (UCL Centre for Ethics & Law) has led an independent review of legal services regulation. Responding to the publication of the final report, the Legal Services Board’s Chief Executive, Matthew Hill said: “Professor Mayson’s report offers a thoughtful analysis of a complex set of issues. We will consider the findings carefully. “As Professor…

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