LSB Chief Executive speaks at Westminster Legal Policy Forum event on innovation in legal services – Legal Services Board

‘The Legal Services Board Chief Executive Richard Moriarty spoke at the Westminster Legal Policy Forum event: Innovation in legal services market – growth, skills and new business models.’

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Legal Services Board, 9th July 2015

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org.uk

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Legal professionals are becoming more innovative in running their businesses but more is needed – Legal Services Board

‘Findings from the largest ever study of innovation in the legal sector, commissioned by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Legal Services Board (LSB), suggest that legal professionals ,including solicitors and barristers, are becoming more innovative in the organisation and management of their business.’
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Legal Services Board, 7th July 2015

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org.uk

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Regina (Lumsdon and others) v Legal Services Board – WLR Daily

Regina (Lumsdon and others) v Legal Services Board [2015] UKSC 41; [2015] WLR (D) 270

‘The decision of the Legal Services Board to approve the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (“QASA”), introduced by the regulators to assess the performance of criminal advocates in England and Wales, complied with the requirements of article 9 of Parliament and Council Directive 2006/123/EC and regulation 14 of the Provision of Services Regulations 2009 (SI 2009/2999), and was proportionate and lawful.’

WLR Daily, 24th June 2015

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Tell us your experience of the legal services regulators – Legal Services Board

‘The Legal Services Board (LSB) is launching a survey today inviting views from anybody and any firm that has been in contact with one of the eight legal services regulators in England and Wales.’

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Legal Services Board, 14th May 2015

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org.uk

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No evidence of regulatory risks from online divorce, research finds – Legal Futures

‘There is no evidence of online divorce leading to regulatory risks, joint research by the Legal Services Board (LSB) and Legal Services Consumer Panel has concluded.’

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Legal Futures, 19th March 2015

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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Online divorce… a practical choice – Legal Services Board

Posted March 19th, 2015 in divorce, internet, Legal Services Board, news, reports by sally

‘The Legal Services Board and the Legal Services Consumer Panel today publish jointly commissioned research comparing the consumer experience of online divorce with more traditional services. This is the first time that this aspect of online legal services has been looked at.’

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Legal Services Board, 19th March 2015

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org.uk

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LSB going back to “first principles” as it mulls how to replace Legal Services Act – Legal Futures

Posted March 11th, 2015 in Legal Services Board, news, regulations by tracey

‘The Legal Services Board (LSB) is returning to “first principles” as work begins to consider whether the Legal Services Act 2007 should be replaced, its chairman said today.’

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Legal Futures, 11th March 2015

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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LSB to call on regulators to make law firms and chambers “accountable” over diversity – Legal Futures

Posted February 18th, 2015 in barristers, diversity, Legal Services Board, news, solicitors by sally

‘Regulators need to do more with the diversity data they now collect in order to drive improvements in recruitment and particularly progression and retention within the profession, the Legal Services Board (LSB) will shortly say.’

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Legal Futures, 18th February 2015

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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BSB apologises for failing to review contractual terms and cab-rank rule – Legal Futures

Posted December 5th, 2014 in barristers, contracts, Legal Services Board, news by sally

‘Vanessa Davies, director of the Bar Standards Board (BSB), has apologised “for any impression that may have been created that we do not take our regulatory obligations seriously” after the BSB failed to launch a review of the standard contractual terms and the cab-rank rule.’

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Legal Futures, 5th December 2014

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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Lawyers and their Regulators: What Next? – Nicholas Lavender QC, Chairman of the Bar Council

Lawyers and their Regulators: What Next? (PDF)

Nicholas Lavender QC, Chairman of the Bar Council

The Bar Council, 24th November 2014

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

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LSB approves BSB’s application to regulate entities – Bar Standards Board

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) is pleased to confirm that its application to the Legal Services Board (LSB) to become a regulator of entities – businesses authorised to carry out and provide reserved legal activities – has been approved.’

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Bar Standards Board, 2nd December 2014

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

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QASA ruling: barristers ‘should not only be independent but competent’ – LegalVoice

Posted October 10th, 2014 in advocacy, appeals, barristers, judicial review, Legal Services Board, news by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has unanimously rejected the appeal of criminal barristers arguing that QASA (the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates) was unlawful. It was argued that the scheme compromised the independence of advocates and that the decision on the part of the Legal Services Board (LSB) to approve it was unlawful. All grounds were quashed and implementation is now due to take place some eight years after the original proposals were tabled.’

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LegalVoice, 9th October 2014

Source: www.legalvoice.org.uk

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Court of Appeal dismisses legal challenge to quality assurance scheme for advocates (QASA) – Bar Standards Board

‘An appeal against the High Court’s decision to dismiss a judicial review of the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA) has today been rejected, on all grounds, by the Court of Appeal.’

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Bar Standards Board, 7th October 2014

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

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Court of Appeal rejects all grounds of challenge to QASA – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Court of Appeal has today [7 October] rejected a challenge to the lawfulness of the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA).’

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Local Government Lawyer, 7th October 2014

Source: www.localgovernemtnlawyer.co.uk

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MPs approve probate and conveyancing rights for legal executives – Legal Futures

‘The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) has won the approval of the House of Commons to grant its members rights to conduct reserved probate and conveyancing work.’

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Legal Futures, 10th September 2014

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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The Future of Legal Services Regulation – Legal Services Board

Posted September 8th, 2014 in legal services, Legal Services Board, news by sally

The Future of Legal Services Regulation (PDF)

Speech by Sir Michael Pitt, Chairman, Legal Services Board

Westminster Legal Policy Forum, 4th September 2014

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org.uk

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How people resolve ‘legal’ problems – Legal Services Board

Posted May 28th, 2014 in legal services, Legal Services Board, news, statistics by sally

‘The Legal Services Board commissioned Professor Pascoe Pleasence and Dr Nigel Balmer to produce a statistical analysis of existing legal needs survey data to understand how consumers demographics, attitudes, capabilities and beliefs impact on their response to legal problems. How people resolve legal problems presents the findings of this analysis.’

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Legal Services Board, 22nd May 2014

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org.uk

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Evolution or revolution – are we ready for a single legal services regulator? – Legal Services Board

Posted May 1st, 2014 in legal profession, legal services, Legal Services Board, news by sally

Evolution or revolution – are we ready for a single legal services regulator? (PDF)

David Edmonds, Chairman, Legal Services Board

Modern Law Magazine Conference, 29th April 2014

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org.uk

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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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