galfutures.co.uk/regulation/other-lawyers/exclusive-top-conveyancing-practice-becomes-the-first-ever-abs” target=”_blank”>first ever ABS that day. The collective failure of the SRA, Ministry of Justice and Legal Services Board to be ready on time was described by Professor Stephen Mayson as “something of a shambles” given the uncertainty it introduced.
Chief executive Antony Townsend said: “We welcome the news that we will become an ABS licensing authority from 23 December. This is a milestone that we have been working towards for nearly two years. It means the public can have confidence that ABS providing reserved legal activities will be regulated according to the same rigorous professional standards as traditional law firms.”
Further details of how to apply can be found on the website here. Those wanting further information can e-mail the ABS team on ABScontact@sra.org.uk or call them on 01527 519107. The relevant application forms will be published on the SRA website in the near future.
By Legal Futures