Cost of practising as a solicitor set to fall by 6.7% – Legal Futures

‘The cost of practising as a solicitor is to fall by 6.7% in the coming year, although it may have to rise in future once the Law Society sets a new reserves policy.’

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Legal Futures, 20th August 2021

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Stronger rules on ongoing competence move step closer – Legal Futures

‘The current regulatory approach to lawyers’ ongoing competence needs to change, the Legal Services Board (LSB) has concluded, with assessments such as spot checks likely to be part of the reform.’

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Legal Futures, 20th July 2021

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Bar regulator under fire for prioritising interests of barristers – Law society’s Gazette

Posted July 2nd, 2021 in barristers, legal services, Legal Services Board, news by tracey

‘The Legal Services Board has published a withering review of the bar’s regulator, saying it places the interests of barristers ahead of the public and appears to be failing in its duty to improve access to justice.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 1st July 2021

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Lawyers should have to take competence tests “every 10 years” – Legal Futures

‘Lawyers should have to take online tests every 10 years to prove that they remain competent in their specialist fields, Sarah Chambers, chair of the Legal Services Consumer Panel (LSCP), said yesterday.’

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Legal Futures, 30th June 2021

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LSB diversity report finds multiple failings by regulators – Legal Futures

‘Measures taken by frontline legal regulators to improve diversity and inclusion are insufficient and based on inadequate evidence, according to a report published by the Legal Services Board (LSB).’

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Legal Futures, 28th May 2021

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Bar chief vexed by super-regulator’s mission creep – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 24th, 2021 in barristers, Legal Services Board, news by tracey

‘The Bar Council has suggested that the Legal Services Board is exceeding its remit, citing the super-regulator’s “surprising” plans to reshape the justice sector.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 24th May 2021

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Mayson hits out at report on impact of Legal Services Act – Legal Futures

Posted April 21st, 2021 in legal services, Legal Services Board, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘Professor Stephen Mayson has hit back at a report by the Boston Consulting Group questioning the impact of the Legal Services Act 2007.’

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Legal futures, 21st April 2021

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Legal Services Board under fire for “neglecting impact of Covid” – Legal Futures

‘The Bar Council and Law Society have accused the Legal Services Board (LSB) of failing to take into account the impact of the pandemic on the profession in its latest draft strategy.’

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Legal Futures, 17th February 2021

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Legal Services Act a decade on: Much to celebrate but much to do – Legal Futures

Posted November 25th, 2020 in criminal justice, diversity, legal aid, legal services, Legal Services Board, news by sally

‘There is “much to celebrate” from the first decade of the Legal Services Act but the basic legal needs of many citizens are still not being met, the Legal Services Board (LSB) said today.’

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Legal Futures, 25th November 2020

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SRA seeks charitable status in Law Society split – Legal Futures

‘The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is applying for charitable status as part of becoming a distinct legal entity within the Law Society Group, it has emerged.’

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Legal Futures, 16th October 2020

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Law Society “must show it listens to solicitors” about cost of practising – Legal Futures

‘The Law Society and Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) need to do more to show that they take on board what solicitors have to say about the cost of practising, the Legal Services Board (LSB) has warned.’

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Legal Futures, 12th October 2020

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Review of BSB decision-making will not cover exams furore – Legal Futures

Posted September 30th, 2020 in barristers, coronavirus, examinations, legal education, Legal Services Board, news by sally

‘The Legal Services Board (LSB) has launched its review of the quality of the Bar Standards Board’s (BSB) decision-making – but is not going to look at the controversy around last month’s Bar exams.’

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Legal Futures, 30th September 2020

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LSB demands greater transparency on practising fees – Legal Futures

‘Legal regulators will have to explain more clearly how they spend their practising certificate fees (PCF) under revised rules proposed by the Legal Services Board (LSB).’

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Legal Futures, 14th August 2020

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Legal regulators “too slow” with diversity action – Legal Futures

Posted July 16th, 2020 in diversity, legal profession, Legal Services Board, news by tracey

‘Progress by the legal regulators in understanding and tackling ongoing inequalities in the profession is “too slow” and lacks “strategic direction”, the Legal Services Board (LSB) has said.’

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Legal Futures, 16th July 2020

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Legal regulators cool on the idea of being abolished – Legal Futures

‘Legal regulators have reacted coolly to the recommendation of Professor Stephen Mayson that they be replaced by a single organisation, arguing instead the case for specialism.’

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Legal Futures, 12th June 2020

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Mayson calls for single regulator of all legal services – Legal Futures

Posted June 11th, 2020 in legal profession, legal services, Legal Services Board, news, reports by sally

‘All providers of legal services, whether legally qualified or not, should be registered and regulated by a single regulator, a major review has concluded.’

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Legal Futures, 11th June 2020

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LSB to check random sample of disciplinary decisions – Legal Futures

‘The Legal Services Board (LSB) is planning to review a “random sample” of regulators’ disciplinary decisions to ensure the right processes and procedures are in place.’

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Legal Futures, 4th May 2020

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Covid-19 could herald reform of reserved legal activities – Legal Futures

‘Changes to the list of reserved activities that only authorised lawyers can do has been floated as one way the ways legal regulation could be flexed to help the profession recover from the Covid-19 crisis.’

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Legal Futures, 27th April 2020

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LSB questions Bar regulator’s decision-making – Legal Futures

Posted April 27th, 2020 in barristers, budgets, internet, legal services, Legal Services Board, news by sally

‘The Legal Services Board (LSB) is launching a formal review of the Bar Standards Board’s (BSB) leadership and decision-making in the wake of its controversial decision to stop funding the Legal Choices website.’

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Legal Futures, 27th April 2020

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Budget rejection lays bare Legal Ombudsman crisis – Legal Futures

Posted March 31st, 2020 in budgets, legal services, Legal Services Board, news, ombudsmen, standards by sally

‘The Legal Ombudsman (LeO) has hit crisis point again after it was forced to backtrack on its request for a 20% budget rise, with the Legal Services Board (LSB) describing its performance as unacceptable.’

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Legal Futures, 31st March 2020

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