Current applications


We will publish all applications under consideration, including information on current status.

Please note that it is the responsibility of the applicant to explicitly advise whether any information contained within the application is sensitive, and should therefore not be published.

Current applications:

Approved Regulator: 
Intellectual Property Regulation Board (IPReg)

Application: 
Application to LSB for the approval of changes to regulatory arrangements relating to IPReg’s Introduction of Sunset Clause for Historic Qualifications.

Start date for 28 day initial decision period: 
03 June 2021

Links to relevant documents: 

Application [PDF]

Milestones: 
Initial decision period is 28 days and can be extended to 90 days upon issue of an extension notice.

Decision: Under consideration


Approved Regulator: 
CILEx Regulation Limited (CRL)

Application: 
Application to LSB for the approval of changes to regulatory arrangements relating to CRL’s Education Standards.

Start date for 28 day initial decision period: 
26 March 2021

Links to relevant documents: 

Milestones: 
Initial decision period is 28 days and can be extended to 90 days upon issue of an extension notice.

We have issued an extension notice [PDF] which extends the initial decision period to 23 June 2021, pursuant to paragraph 21(5) of Schedule 4 to the Legal Services Act 2007.

Decision: Under consideration


Approved Regulator: 
Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)

Application: 
Application to LSB for the approval of changes to regulatory arrangements relating to the SRA’s Compensation Fund arrangements

Start date for 28 day initial decision period: 
15 January 2021

Links to relevant documents: 

Milestones: 
Initial decision period is 28 days and can be extended to 90 days upon issue of an extension notice.

We have issued an extension notice [PDF] which extends the initial decision period to 14 April 2021, pursuant to paragraph 21(5) of Schedule 4 to the Legal Services Act 2007.

We have issued a warning notice [PDF] to The Law Society (TLS) as the approved regulator for the SRA. We have also issued a copy of the warning notice [PDF] to the SRA. The notice informs the SRA that the LSB, pursuant to paragraph 21(1)(b) of Part 3 of Schedule 4 of the Legal Services Act 2007, is considering whether to refuse the application. The warning notice expires on 7 April 2022; this is 12 months from the date of receipt of the warning notice.

Decision: Under consideration