Name: The Levy: funding legal services oversight regulation
Who: Legal Services Board
Closing date: 29 September
In brief: Recommends that the LSB’s costs should be apportioned among regulators according to the number of authorised persons they regulate, and the Office for Legal Complaints’ costs be apportioned according to the number of complaints each group of authorised persons generate. See story here.
More detail:Click here for the full paper.
What: Legal Practice Course: policy on accreditation of prior learning
Who: Solicitors Regulation Authority
Closing date: 21 October
In brief: Proposals to allow exemptions from the legal practice course in specific circumstances.
More detail: SRA website here.
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