Tag: regulation


Chair’s Blog – September 2021

Our first Board meeting following the summer break (21 September 2021) gave us an opportunity to take a step back and reflect on some of the current issues facing the legal services sector and consider the progress being made to deliver the ambitions set out in Reshaping Legal Services – our strategy for the sector….

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New report on Judicial diversity: LSB commits to using data to drive meaningful change

The official figures published today by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) demonstrates clearly the scale of the challenge that continues to face society in creating a diverse and inclusive judiciary. Commenting on the report, Dr Helen Phillips, Chair of the Legal Services Board (LSB), said: “This is the second time data on diversity in the…

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Legal Services Board commends cost lawyers’ regulator for its commitment to ongoing improvements

The Legal Services Board (LSB) has published an updated assessment of the Costs Lawyer Standards Board’s (CLSB) regulatory performance. CLSB is the regulator of Costs Lawyers in England and Wales. All the regulatory bodies have the same responsibilities under the Legal Services Act and are assessed by the LSB against 27 outcomes across five standards….

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Legal regulation should be “open for business” when it comes to technology and innovation if the public and consumers are to benefit

The Legal Services Board (LSB) has today outlined how legal services regulators can actively support technology and innovation that safely increase access to legal services. By working together, regulators can create an environment that ‘de-risks’ innovation and reduces uncertainty for tech providers and consumers. In a new paper [PDF], the LSB makes it clear that…

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Chair’s blog – February 2021

The focus of our meeting this month was how we continue to broaden and deepen our engagement with the sector. We considered how we could better communicate our vision for reshaping legal services that better meet the needs of society and build on the high levels of stakeholder engagement that informed our state of legal…

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New LSB podcast: can the Legal Services Act keep up with technological change?

The Legal Services Board’s (LSB) wide-ranging examination of regulatory approaches to technology has published a new perspective in the debate on whether the current regime can respond to the growing use of disruptive technology in law. LawTech is revolutionising legal services and there are a range of views on whether the Legal Services Act can…

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