“Redesign legal services” to make them more accessible – Legal Futures

Posted February 24th, 2020 in legal services, Legal Services Board, news by sally

‘The way legal services are provided needs to change to recognise that a large portion of the population struggles with the law and needs more help with accessing it, a report from the Legal Services Board (LSB) has urged.’

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Legal Futures, 24th February 2020

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Lawyers could be forced to sign up to comparison websites – Legal Futures

‘Law firms, chambers and other legal services providers could be forced to sign up to comparison websites so that clients can let others know about the quality of service they received.’

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Legal Futures, 3rd February 2020

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

LSB launches continuing competence inquiry – Legal Futures

‘The Legal Services Board (LSB) has launched a call for evidence on continuing competence, the first stage in a promised review of the issue that could lead to periodic checks on lawyers’ fitness to practise.’

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Legal Futures, 22nd January 2020

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Approval of SQE not a foregone conclusion, LSB warns – Legal Futures

‘Approval of the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) is not a foregone conclusion, the Legal Services Board (LSB) is to make clear to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).’

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Legal Futures, 12th November 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Warning shot for BSB after it axes Legal Choices funding – Legal Futures

Posted November 5th, 2019 in barristers, budgets, Legal Services Board, news by sally

‘The Legal Services Board (LSB) has issued a thinly veiled warning to the Bar Standards Board (BSB) over the need to invest “substantially” in consumer information after its controversial decision to withdraw from funding Legal Choices.’

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Legal Futures, 5th November 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

LSB builds case for ‘continuing competence’ push – Legal Futures

‘The Legal Services Board (LSB) has heard calls for regulators to take a more “hands-on” approach to ensuring that lawyers remain competent through their careers.’

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Legal Futures, 31st October 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Mega-survey highlights need to grow “legal confidence” – Legal Futures

‘The largest legal needs survey ever run in England and Wales shows what a difference professional advice and ‘legal confidence’ among consumers makes to the outcome of their matters.’

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Legal Futures, 30th October 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

LSB could start reviewing regulators’ disciplinary files – Legal Futures

Posted October 17th, 2019 in disciplinary procedures, Legal Services Board, news by sally

‘The Legal Services Board (LSB) could start reviewing regulators’ case files to increase its oversight of the quality of their disciplinary decisions in the wake of the Leigh Day case, it has emerged.’

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Legal Futures, 17th October 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Report on legal services regulation presents case for further reform – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 18th, 2019 in consumer protection, legal services, Legal Services Board, news, reports by tracey

‘The potential harm to consumers arising from enduring weaknesses in legal services regulation justifies further reform, says a report published today by University College London’s Centre for Ethics and Law.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 17th September 2019

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

BSB passes regulatory test on advocacy quality – Legal Futures

‘The Legal Services Board (LSB) has said the Bar Standards Board (BSB) now meets the standard it set for improving the quality of advocacy – unlike the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and CILEx Regulation (CR), whose work is ongoing.’

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Legal Futures, 3rd September 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

LSB eyes public legal education initiatives – Legal Futures

Posted August 21st, 2019 in legal education, legal services, Legal Services Board, news by sally

‘The Legal Service Board (LSB) might develop targets for improving the “legal capability” of consumers, in its first push on public legal education (PLE).’

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Legal Futures, 21st August 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Green light for civil standard of proof at SDT – Legal Futures

‘The Legal Services Board (LSB) has approved the change in the standard of proof used by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) to the civil standard.’

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Legal Futures, 29th July 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Chambers “must publish” data on sexual orientation and religion – Legal Futures

Posted July 9th, 2019 in barristers, diversity, homosexuality, internet, Legal Services Board, news by sally

‘The Legal Services Board (LSB) has approved a new rule requiring chambers to include sexual orientation and religion in the diversity data they publish on their websites, whether or not all of their barristers agree.’

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Legal Futures, 9th July 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

LSB report: Buy-in vital for legal technology regulation – Legal Futures

‘Achieving buy-in for technology regulation from everyone involved in lawtech – from developers to users – is crucial to it working well, a new analysis has suggested.’

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Legal Futures, 8th July 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

SDT president: Concerns over civil standard of proof “misplaced” – Legal Futures

‘Concerns over the decision of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) to move from the criminal to the civil standard of proof are “misplaced”, the tribunal’s president has said.’

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Legal Futures, 26th June 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

LSB agrees to limit price transparency to public access barristers – Legal Futures

Posted June 25th, 2019 in advertising, barristers, fees, internet, Legal Services Board, news by sally

‘The Legal Services Board (LSB) has approved plans by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) which will require public access barristers, but not other self-employed barristers, to publish fees for routine legal services on their websites.’

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Legal Futures, 25th June 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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