Bar calls on the LSB to tighten its belt – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 5th, 2013 in barristers, budgets, Legal Services Board, news by sally

“The Bar Council has publicly attacked the Legal Services Board for appearing immune from financial pressures affecting the legal profession and government departments.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 4th March 2013

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

LSB recommends regulation of will-writing activities – Legal Services Board

Posted February 15th, 2013 in consumer protection, legal services, Legal Services Board, news, wills by sally

“The Legal Services Board is today [13 February] recommending to the Lord Chancellor that will writing activities should be made subject to regulation, so that the significant risks consumers currently face when using these critical services is reduced.”

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Legal Services Board, 13th February 2013

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org.uk

Setting the matter straight – The Bar Council

“The merits of joining forces with the Law Society and CILEx; the need to help facilitate the transition to the new world, even if its flaws are readily apparent; the Bar as guardians of the Rule of Law; and a fond farewell.”

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The Bar Council, December 2012

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Simplify complaints procedures, OFT tells profession – Law Society’s Gazette

“The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has urged the legal profession to simplify its complaints procedures, following the publication of research showing that only one in eight dissatisfied customers goes on to make a formal complaint.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 28th January 2013

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

The Cab Rank Rule: Its Meaning and Purpose in the New Legal Services Market – Legal Services Board

Posted January 22nd, 2013 in barristers, Legal Services Board, news, reports by sally

“In May 2012 the LSB commissioned Prof. John Flood (University of Westminster) and Prof. Morton Hvvid (University of East Anglia) to carry out a literature review analysing the impact on the market of paragraphs 601-610 of the of the Bar Standards Board’s (BSB) code, otherwise known as the ‘cab rank rule’. The LSB published The Cab Rank Rule: Its Meaning and Purpose in the New Legal Services Market on 22 January 2013.”

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Legal Services Board, 22nd January 2013

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org.uk

LSB responds to OFT report which outlines the changes to the regulation of legal services brought about by the Legal Services Act 2007 – Legal Services Board

Posted January 18th, 2013 in legal ombudsman, legal services, Legal Services Board, press releases by tracey

“LSB responds to OFT report which outlines the changes to the regulation of legal services brought about by the Legal Services Act 2007.”

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Legal Services Board, 18th January 2013

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org.uk

LSB’s regulatory assessments: Positive signs, but much further to go – Legal Services Board

Posted December 13th, 2012 in legal profession, Legal Services Board, news, reports by sally

“The Legal Services Board is today publishing its first assessments of the performance of
regulators in the legal services sector. These are issued alongside a consultation on the
LSB’s draft Business Plan for 2013/14. Together these documents make clear the importance,
the LSB attaches to improving regulatory performance in the coming year.”

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Legal Services Board, 12th December 2012

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org.uk

LSB responds to consultation by revising plans for regulation of special bodies – Legal Services Board

“Special bodies – including not-for profit agencies and community interest companies –
providing reserved legal activities will not become licensed under the Legal Services Act 2007
until at least April 2015, the LSB confirms today [5 December].”

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Legal Services Board, 5th December 2012

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org.uk

LSB must go now, says Bar Council chief – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 12th, 2012 in Legal Services Board, news by sally

“The barristers’ profession cranked up its pressure on the Legal Services Board this weekend as the chair of the Bar Council called for the super regulator to be ‘disbanded’.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 12th November 2012

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Market impacts of the Legal Services Act 2007 – Legal Services Board

Posted October 29th, 2012 in legal services, Legal Services Board, markets, news, statistics by sally

Market impacts of the Legal Services Act 2007 – Baseline Report (Final) 2012 (PDF)

Legal Services Board, 25th October 2012

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org.uk

Getting the Incentives Right – Speech by Chris Kenny, Chief Executive, Legal Services Board

Getting the Incentives Right (PDF)

Speech by Chris Kenny, Chief Executive, Legal Services Board

Westminster Legal Policy Forum, 18th October 2012

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org.uk

Evaluation: How can we measure access to justice for individual consumers? – Legal Services Board

Posted September 19th, 2012 in civil justice, criminal justice, legal services, Legal Services Board, news by sally

Evaluation: How can we measure access to justice for individual consumers? (PDF)

Presentation made by LSB Research Project Manager at the LSRC conference.

Legal Services Board, September 2012

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org.uk

Access to transactional justice: A comparison of consumer responses to transactional and justiciable problems – Legal Services Board

Posted September 19th, 2012 in civil justice, criminal justice, legal services, Legal Services Board, news by sally

Access to transactional justice: A comparison of consumer responses to transactional and justiciable problems (PDF)

Presentation made by LSB Head of Development and Research at the LSRC conference

Legal Services Board, September 2012

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org.uk

LSB publishes a discussion paper which sets out a range of indicators that aim to baseline access to justice and monitor how it changes over time – Legal Services Board

“LSB publishes a discussion paper which sets out a range of indicators that aim to baseline access to justice and monitor how it changes over time.”

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Legal Services Board, 12th September 2012

Source: www.www.legalservicesboard.org.uk

Tracking changes to legal ethics – LSB research suggests the way ahead – Legal Services Board

Posted September 5th, 2012 in legal profession, Legal Services Board, news, professional conduct, reports by sally

“The Legal Services Board today publishes a report by a team led by Professor Richard Moorhead of University College, Director of the Centre for Ethics and Law at London, outlining how professional ethics in the legal sector may be tracked over time. The LSB commissioned the research to support the ongoing evaluation of the impact of the Legal Services Act 2007.”

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Legal Services Board, 5th September 2012

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org.uk

Related link: Designing Ethics Indicators for Legal Services Provision (PDF)

Bar victory over ‘cab rank’ rule – Law Society’s Gazette

“Changes to the ‘cab rank’ rule approved last week will pave the way for new standard contractual terms between solicitors and barristers.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 2nd August 2012

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Sticking to our principles – The Bar Council

Posted June 6th, 2012 in fees, legal profession, Legal Services Board, news, quality assurance by sally

“Examining the LSB’s commitment to standards and to quality; the LSB decision to continue to permit referral fees; and a meeting with the new Chief Executive of the Legal Services Commission.”

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The Bar Council, June 2012

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

LSB report on consumer needs from legal information sources – Legal Services Board

“LSB publishes report which explores the types of information consumers need to help them address legal issues they face.”

Understanding consumer needs from legal information sources: final report (PDF)

Legal Services Board, 6th June 2012

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org.uk

General training ‘failing’, consumer watchdog tells review – Law Society’s Gazette

“Regular re-accreditation and an end to the ‘general practitioner model’ of training are among the reforms called for by the Legal Services Consumer Panel in its submission to the Legal Education and Training Review (LETR) today.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 21st May 2012

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Writing a will with confidence – Legal Services Board

Posted April 23rd, 2012 in consumer protection, Legal Services Board, news, wills by sally

“The LSB is today announcing proposals to deliver greater protection to consumers of the legal services of will-writing and estate administration. These would see the services brought within the scope of legal services regulation, regardless of who provides them.”

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Legal Services Board, 23rd April 2012

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org.uk