Statutory guidance on legal education and training – Legal Services Board

Posted March 5th, 2014 in consultations, legal education, Legal Services Board, news by sally

‘The Legal Services Board (LSB) consulted in September 2013 on proposed statutory guidance for
education and training, in advance of regulators proceeding with detailed plans for implementation
of the Legal Education and Training Review (LETR) which itself was initiated following the LSB
Chairman’s Upjohn Lecture of October 2010.’

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Legal Services Board, 4th March 2014

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org.uk

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Legal Futures interview lands Bar Council chief in hot water with LSB – Legal Futures

Posted February 10th, 2014 in barristers, Legal Services Board, news, regulations by tracey

‘Comments made by the new Bar Council chairman in an interview with Legal Futures have led the Legal Services Board (LSB) to doubt whether the Bar Council truly accepted the recent findings that it improperly influenced its regulatory arm.’

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Legal Futures, 10th February 2014

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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Attorney General “warned LSB about regulatory creep” but indicates no roll-back of Clementi – Legal Futures

‘The Attorney General has warned about the “danger” of regulators micro-managing the legal profession, but also indicated that the government is unlikely to roll back the Clementi reforms that led to the creation of independent regulators.’

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Legal Futures, 23rd January 2014

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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QASA given green light by High Court as JR fails – Legal Futures

‘A judicial review of the Legal Services Board’s approval of the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocacy (QASA) has today been comprehensively rejected by the High Court.’

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Legal Futures, 20th January 2014

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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LSB says ‘yes’ to revamped costs lawyer qualification, but ‘no’ to trainee regulation – Litigation Futures

Posted December 12th, 2013 in costs, legal education, Legal Services Board, news, solicitors, trainee solicitors by sally

‘The Legal Services Board (LSB) has approved a significant revamp of the costs lawyer qualification.’

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Litigation Futures, 12th December 2013

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

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BSB responds to LSB consultation on increasing flexibility in legal education and training – Bar Standards Board

Posted December 12th, 2013 in barristers, consultations, legal education, Legal Services Board, news by sally

‘The Bar Standards Board has today published its response to the Legal Services Board’s consultation on increasing flexibility in legal education and training.’

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Bar Standards Board, 11th December 2013

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

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Legal services regulation: past, present, and future – Legal Services Board

Posted December 12th, 2013 in legal services, Legal Services Board, news, speeches by sally

Legal services regulation: past, present, and future (PDF)

Seminar by David Edmonds, Chairman, Legal Services Board

Legal Services Board, 9th December 2014

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org.uk

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Future Regulation – forward or backward ? – Legal Services Board

Future Regulation – forward or backward? (PDF)

Legal Services Board, 3rd December 2013

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org.uk

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The Future of Legal Regulation – Legal Services Board

Posted December 3rd, 2013 in legal services, Legal Services Board, news, speeches by sally

The Future of Legal Regulation (PDF)

Legal Services Board, 20th November 2013

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org

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Legal Services Board publishes results of investigation into Bar Council influence on the BSB – Legal Services Board

‘LSB announcement regarding the conclusion of its investigation into the Bar Council’s failure to comply with the Internal Governance Rules in its dealings with the Bar Standards Board.’

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Legal Services Board, 25th November 2013

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org.uk

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LSB issues report outlining changes in competition in the legal services market – Legal Services Board

Posted October 22nd, 2013 in competition, legal services, Legal Services Board, press releases, reports by tracey

“LSB report outlining changes in competition in the legal services market since the Legal Services Act 2007 came into force.”

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Legal Services Board, 22nd October 2013

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org.uk

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BSB issues statement after Twitter confusion over judicial review costs – The Lawyer

“The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has issued a statement about the costs of a judicial review into the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA) following widespread outrage and confusion on Twitter.”

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The Lawyer, 11th October 2013

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Related link: Bar Standards Board Statement on costs and the judicial review of QASA

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Grayling: legal market needs to be more diverse and innovative – Legal Futures

Posted October 14th, 2013 in diversity, legal services, Legal Services Board, news by sally

“The new chairman of the Legal Services Board (LSB) needs to help develop ‘a more diverse and innovative legal services market that attracts new providers’, justice secretary Chris Grayling has said.”

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Legal Futures, 14th October 2013

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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QASA claimants granted costs cap – but at 10 times the level they wanted – Legal Futures

“The High Court has capped the costs exposure of the four barristers bringing a judicial review against the Legal Services Board (LSB) over the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA) – but at a level 10 times the one they had proposed.”

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Legal Futures. 10th October 2013

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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LSB sparks fresh independence row with call for regulators to have lay chairs – Legal Futures

“The frontline regulators need lay chairs at the helm so as to cut the ‘overly strong ties’ that still exist with their branches of the profession and have held back change, the Legal Services Board (LSB) said yesterday.”

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Legal Futures, 9th October 2013

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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High Court gives green light to QASA judicial review – Legal Futures

“Criminal barristers were yesterday given permission to pursue their judicial review against the Legal Services Board over the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA).”

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Legal Futures, 8th October 2013

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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Legal Services Board clarifies position on special bodies and ABS – Legal Services Board

“Legal Services Board clarifies its stance on licensing special bodies as alternative business structures (ABS).”

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Legal Services Board, 26th September 2013

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org.uk/

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Bar Council calls for new approach to regulation publishing alternative model – The Bar Council

Posted September 17th, 2013 in barristers, legal profession, legal services, Legal Services Board, news by sally

“The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, has today responded to the Ministry of Justice’s call for evidence on the legal services statutory framework and called for a new approach to regulation, rejecting the current arrangements and the call for a single, ‘super regulator’. It proposes a new model which would replace the Legal Services Board (LSB) with a College of Regulators and re-balance regulation of the profession.”

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The Bar Council, 17th September 2013

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

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LSB responds to MoJ review of legal services regulations with a blueprint for deregulation – Legal Services Board

Posted September 11th, 2013 in legal services, Legal Services Board, press releases, regulations by tracey

“LSB responds to MoJ review of legal services regulations with a blueprint for deregulation.”

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Legal Services Board, 10th September 2013

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org.uk

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Criminal barristers seek judicial review of LSB over QASA – Legal Futures

Posted September 10th, 2013 in barristers, judicial review, Legal Services Board, news, quality assurance by tracey

“A long-awaited judicial review of the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA) has been launched by criminal law barristers against the Legal Services Board (LSB).”

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Legal Futures, 9th September 2013

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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