Closed Consultations: 2009- April 2015


23 September 2015 – Draft statement of policy about the regulatory arrangements for in-house lawyers

Consultation document

Consultation closed on 18 November 2015 at 5pm.


10 December 2014 – Draft strategic and business plan consultation document

Consultation document

Consultation closed on 20 February 2015


21 July 2014 – Consultation on a section 69 order to enable the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) to amend its statutory framework

Consultation document

This consultation closed at 5pm on Monday 18 August 2014.


21 July 2014 – Consultation on a section 69 order to modify the functions of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

Consultation document

This consultation closed at 5pm on Friday 15 August 2014.


16 July 2014 – Consultation on a section 69 order to modify the functions of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) and the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA)

Consultation document

This consultation closed at 5pm on Wednesday 13 August 2014.


24 June 2014 – Consultation on a section 69 order to modify the functions of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives

Consultation document

This consultation closed at 5pm on Monday 21 July 2014.


27 May 2014 – Consultation on technical changes to some rules made by the LSB

Consultation document

This consultation closed at 5pm on Tuesday 24 June 2014.


16 April 2014 – Consultation on a section 69 order for the modification of the SRA regulation of sole practice

Consultation document

This consultation closed at 5pm on Wednesday 28 May 2014.


19 March 2014 – Consultation on ICAEW and IPReg licensing authority appeal arrangements

Consultation document

This consultation closed at 5pm on Thursday 17 April 2014.


20 February 2014 – Consultation on amendments to the Internal Governance Rules relating to the processes for appointing and reappointing regulatory board members and their chairs

Consultation document

Consultation closed at 5pm on 3 April 2014.


18 December 2013 – Review of the levy rules consultation

Consultation document

Consultation closed on 18 February 2014.


05 December 2013 – Draft business plan consultation

Consultation document

Consultation closed on 30 January 2014.


08 October 2013 – Consultation on lay chairs for front line legal regulators

Consultation document

Consultation closed on 19 November 2013.


18 September 2013 – Proposals for draft guidance on education and training

Consultation document

Consultation closed on 11 December 2013.


13 December 2012 – Draft strategic and business plan
Consultation document

Consultation document

Consultation closed on 4 March 2013.


27 September 2012 – Enhancing consumer protection, reducing regulatory restrictions: will-writing, probate and estate administration activities

Consultation closed at 5pm on 08 November 2012.


14 June 2012 – consultation paper on extending the SRA’s compensation fund for ABS beyond the end of the year

Consultation (also included in the document is a draft Order published in accordance with section 70 of the LSA)

Consultation closed at 5pm on 13 July 2012.


23 April 2012 – Enhancing consumer protection, reducing regulatory restrictions: will-writing, probate and estate administration activities

Consultation closed at 5pm on 16 July 2012.


23 April 2012 – Regulation of special bodies/non-commercial bodies

Consultation closed at 5pm on 16 July 2012.


13 March 2012 – Approaches to quality

Consultation document

Consultation closed on 1 June 2012.


01 March 2012 – Regulation of immigration advice and services

Consultation document

Consultation closed on 24 May 2012.


15 December 2011 – Draft strategic and business plan

Consultation document

Consultation closed on 9 March 2012.


15 December 2011 – Equality report and proposed equality objectives

Consultation document

Consultation closed on 9 March 2012.


05 September 2011 – Call for Evidence: investigation into will-writing, estate administration and probate activities

Call for evidence

Consultation closed on 4 November 2011.

Responses to call for evidence


28 July 2011 – Enhancing consumer protection, reducing regulatory restrictions

Discussion paper

Discussion paper closed on 4 November 2011.


03 May 2011 – Schedule 12 rules

Discussion paper

Consultation closed on 19 July 2011.


26 April 2011 – Standards of regulatory performance

Discussion paper

Consultation closed on Monday 11 July 2011.


05 May 2011 – Alternative business structures: appeal arrangements

Consultation paper

Consultation closed on 2 June 2011.


14 April 2011 – Draft Order to be made under section 69 Legal Services Act 2007

Consultation paper

Consultation closed on Thursday 21 April 2011


15 December 2011– Increasing diversity in the workforce

Consultation paper

Consultation Closed on Wednesday 9th March 2011


08 December 2011 – Draft 2011/2012 Business Plan

Consultation paper

Consultation closed on Tuesday 8 March 2011


06 December 2011 – ABS consultation – Further rules regarding licensed bodies

Consultation paper

Consultation closed on Monday 21 February 2011


29 November 2010 – Rules for applications for Qualifying Regulator status

Consultation paper

Consultation closed on Friday 28th January 2011.


23 December – Setting the maximum financial penalty for ABS

Consultation Paper

Consultation closed on 24 January 2011


29 September – Referral fees, referral arrangements and fee sharing


27 September – Section 69 of the Legal Services Act: Consultation paper under section 70 of the Legal Services Act 2007 on proposals to modify the functions of two approved regulators

Consultation paper

Consultation closed on 20 December

Responses to consultation<


27 September 2010 – Section 69 of the Legal Services Act: Consultation paper on a draft Statement of Policy under section 50 of the Legal Services Act 2007 on the use of section 69 powers

Consultation paper

Consultation closed on 8 November 2010


23 August 2010 – Alternative business structures: appeal arrangements

Consultation paper

Consultation closed on 12 November 2010


29 October 2010 – Rules relating to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal

Consultation paper

Consultation closed on 29 October 2010


11 October 2010 – The Levy: funding legal services oversight regulation

Consultation paper

Consultation closed on 29 September 2010


Welsh Language Scheme / Cynllun Iaith Gymraeg

Consultation Closed 16th August 2010


16 December 2009 – Draft Equality Scheme

Consultation paper

Consultation closed – 10 March 2010


16 December 2009 – Draft LSB Business Plan 2010-11

Consultation paper

Consultation closed – 05 March 2010


10 December 2009 – Compliance and Enforcement – Statement of Policy in relation to cancellation of designation as a Licensing Authority

Consultation Paper

Consultation closed – Friday 12 February 2010

LSB response document


10 December 2009 – Designating Approved Regulators as Licensing Authorities

Consultation Pape

Consultation closed – Friday 12 February 2010


18 November 2009 – Alternative business structures: approaches to licensing

Consultation Paper

Consultation closed – Friday 19 February 2010


06 August 2009 – Consultation on rules governing the making of representations and the giving of evidence on the scope of the Reserved Legal Activities

Discussion paper

Consultation closed – 5pm, 28 October 2009


03 August 2009 – Consultation on shaping a statement of policy on compliance and enforcement powers

Discussion paper

Consultation closed – 5pm, 26 October 2009


16 September 2009 – LSB publishes supplemental consultation on proposed rules to be made under sections 30 and 51 of the Legal Services Act 2007

Discussion paper

Consultation closed – noon, 30 October 2009


21 July 2009 – Designating new approved regulators and approving rule changes: Discussion paper on developing rules to approve applications for designation as an approved regulator and to approve changes to the rules of approved regulators

Discussion paper

Consultation closed – 5pm, 13 October 2009


11 September 2009 – The Levy: funding legal services – Discussion paper on payment arrangements for the levy on set-up costs, with consultation on composition of statutory instrument

Discussion paper

Consultation closed – 5pm, 9 October 2009


27 July 2009 – Consultation relating to an Order to be made under section 69(1) of the Legal Services Act 2007 on the scope of regulation by the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys

Discussion paper

Consultation closed – 5pm, 17 September 2009


14 May 2009 – Wider Access, Better Value, Strong Protection: Discussion paper on developing a regulatory regime for alternative business structures

Discussion paper

Consultation closed – 5pm, 14 August 2009

Responses to consultation


09 April 2009 – The Levy: funding legal services regulation. Consultation on proposed rules to be made under Sections 173 and 174 of the Legal Services Act 2007

Consultation paper

Consultation closed – noon, 02 July 2009


25 March 2009 – Regulatory Independence: Consultation on proposed rules to be made under sections 30 and 51 of the Legal Services Act 2007 (c.29)

Consultation paper

Consultation closed – noon, 26 June 2009


29 January 2009 – Consultation on draft Business Plan 2009/10

Consultation closed – noon, 13 March 2009

Submissions received to the consultation on the draft Business Plan 2009/10