Green light for new regime on when to report rule breaches – Legal Futures

‘New requirements for reporting rule breaches to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) have been approved by the Legal Services Board (LSB).’

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Legal Futues, 21st May 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

SRA and BSB praised for enforcement processes – Legal Futures

‘The Legal Services Board (LSB) has given both the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and Bar Standards Board (BSB) a clean bill of health in the way they enforce their rules.’

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Legal Futures, 25th March 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

LSB gives green light to bar training reforms – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Oversight regulator the Legal Services Board (LSB) has approved the Bar Standards Board’s (BSB) proposals for changing the training regime for aspiring barristers, which includes reforms to pupillage but retains the roll of the Inns of Court.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 28th February 2019

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

BSB agrees new transparency rules for the Bar – Bar Standards Board

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) last night agreed new rules to improve transparency standards for barristers’ clients. Subject to Legal Services Board (LSB) approval, the new rules will come into force in May 2019, with compliance spot-checking by the regulator starting from 2020.’

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Bar Standards Board, 1st February 2019

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

LSB rules “could stop Law Society from criticising SRA” – Legal Futures

‘The Law Society has said it is “deeply concerned” that new rules proposed by the Legal Services Board (LSB) could largely prevent it from either lobbying or criticising the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).’

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Legal Futures, 24th January 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Research to probe ethical issues raised by legal technology – Legal Futures

Posted January 23rd, 2019 in artificial intelligence, legal services, Legal Services Board, news by sally

‘A project to look at the ethical and others issues issues that technology raises for legal services and their regulation has been launched by the Legal Services Board.’

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Legal Futures, 23rd January 2019

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SRA “not sufficiently transparent” in explaining decisions – Legal Futures

‘The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is “not sufficiently transparent” in explaining its decisions at board level, the Legal Services Board (LSB) has said.’

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Legal Futures, 15th January 2019

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Law Society’s £30m cut of practising fees faces scrutiny – Legal Futures

Posted December 6th, 2018 in fees, Law Society, Legal Services Board, news, solicitors by sally

‘The £30m that the Law Society levies on solicitors for its representative work is to be put under the microscope by the Legal Services Board (LSB) next year.’

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Legal Futures, 6th December 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Levels of innovation in law “stagnating” but future looks better – Legal Futures

‘The level of innovation in the legal market has “stagnated and fallen in some areas” in recent years, but there are a number of encouraging signs for the future, major new research has revealed.’

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Legal Futures, 29th November 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Barristers to face new standard of proof in disciplinary cases – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Legal Services Board (LSB) has granted permission for the bar regulator to change the standard of proof applied in disciplinary proceedings, a move which could make it easier for barristers to be sanctioned.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 12th October 2018

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Heat rising over SRA plan for solicitors in unregulated firms – Legal Futures

Posted September 24th, 2018 in law firms, legal services, Legal Services Board, news, solicitors by sally

‘The Legal Services Board (LSB) has received unprecedented lobbying against the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) plans to allow solicitors to practise from unregulated businesses.’

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Legal Futures, 24th September 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Consumer panel will tell government “uncomfortable truths” over legal aid – Legal Futures

Posted September 4th, 2018 in consumer protection, legal aid, Legal Services Board, news by sally

‘The Legal Services Consumer Panel is ready to tell the government some “uncomfortable truths” about legal aid, its new chair has said.’

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Legal Futures, 4th September 2018

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LSB to monitor advocacy standards as QASA is finally killed off – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 23rd, 2018 in advocacy, barristers, Legal Services Board, news, quality assurance by sally

‘The controversial Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA) has been formally consigned to the history books for barristers – though oversight regulator the Legal Services Board (LSB) has pledged to keep a watchful eye on advocacy standards.

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LAw Society's Gazette, 20th August 2018

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Legal Services Board slaps Law Society with first ever public censure – Legal Futures

Posted June 1st, 2018 in Law Society, legal services, Legal Services Board, news, standards by sally

‘The Legal Services Board has handed out a public censure for the first time, after finding that the Law Society had governance arrangements in place that could have interfered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).’

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Legal Futures, 31st May 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Cry freedom: SRA wants to become separate legal entity from Law Society – Legal Futures

‘Legal regulators have urged the Legal Services Board (LSB) to use its review of the internal governance rules (IGR) to give them greater independence from their representative bodies.’

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Legal Futures, 16th February 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

LSB launches internal governance rules consultation – Legal Services Board

Posted November 10th, 2017 in consultations, legal services, Legal Services Board, press releases by tracey

‘The Legal Service Board has today published a consultation on its internal governance rules (IGR) for the legal services regulators.’

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Legal Services Board, 9th November 2017

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org.uk

Lord Chancellor calls for greater innovation in legal market and hints at regulatory reform – Legal Futures

Posted October 24th, 2017 in legal services, Legal Services Board, lord chancellor, news by sally

‘There needs to be a “more diverse and innovative legal services market” in England and Wales that attracts new providers and offers new opportunities “for the current and future legal profession”, the Lord Chancellor has said.’

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Legal Futures, 24th October 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Legal Services Board told not to force lower disciplinary standard of proof “through the back door” – Legal Futures

‘The Legal Services Board (LSB) has been warned against trying to force the introduction of the civil standard of proof in the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) without proper consultation.’

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Legal Futures, 29th September 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Vulnerable consumers praise lawyers but ask for more help – Legal Futures

Posted July 19th, 2017 in carers, legal services, Legal Services Board, mental health, news, solicitors by sally

‘Lawyers acting for mentally ill clients and dementia sufferers have been praised in surveys commissioned by the Legal Services Board (LSB) on the needs of vulnerable consumers, but some did find it hard to deal with solicitors.’

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Legal Futures, 18th July 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

LSB launches research into vulnerable consumers’ experience of legal services – Legal Services Board

‘The Legal Services Board has today launched research into the experiences of consumers in vulnerable circumstances when they use legal service.’

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Legal Services Board, 14th July 2017

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org.uk