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Accountants able to handle probate work without solicitors from next month

Chartered accountants will be able to carry out reserved probate work themselves, without the need to instruct a solicitor, from next month, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has said.

July 17th, 2014 | No Comments »

Lack of parliamentary time set to delay independent practice rights for legal executives

There may be a delay in giving the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) the power to grant the rights to conduct reserved probate and conveyancing work, it has emerged.

July 3rd, 2014 | No Comments »

CILEx launches enquiry into paralegals

The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives yesterday launched an enquiry into paralegals in an attempt to clarify their numbers, where they fit in the legal spectrum, and what training should be made available.

June 27th, 2014 | No Comments »

Grayling tells LSB to work towards its own abolition

The Lord Chancellor has set the Legal Services Board the task of working towards its own abolition as part of a push to reduce the burden of regulation on the legal profession, he revealed yesterday.

June 5th, 2014 | No Comments »

Law Society loses control of SRA chair and board appointments

Control over the appointment of the next chairman of the Solicitors Regulation Authority was taken away from the Law Society yesterday after the Legal Services Board introduced new rules governing the process.

May 1st, 2014 | No Comments »

So farewell, David Edmonds

If regulators are not loved by those they regulate, then it is no surprise to find that the regulator of regulators is even less loved. And so I don’t imagine that beyond the offices of the Legal Services Board, many tears will be shed that David Edmonds’ second and final term of office is up today. There may, indeed, be some sighs of relief.

April 30th, 2014 | No Comments »

Chartered legal executives to enjoy parity with solicitors

Chartered legal executives are to have full rights to practise independently after the Lord Chancellor approved their bid to handle probate and conveyancing work without the supervision of a solicitor.

March 10th, 2014 | 1 Comment »

Second phase of apprenticeships scheme opens door to solicitor and conveyancer qualification

Key players in the legal profession have welcomed the second phase of a government-backed scheme that will create apprenticeships which for the first time will lead to qualification as a solicitor, while a new apprenticeship in conveyancing will also be developed.

March 5th, 2014 | No Comments »

Lawyers and regulators reject LSB plan to direct future of education and training

Responses to the Legal Services Board’s (LSB) legal education and training framework have revealed broad opposition to its proposal to invoke statutory powers to ensure frontline regulators fall into line behind the LSB’s vision.

January 29th, 2014 | No Comments »

Legal executives to enjoy same rights as solicitors

Chartered legal executives are set to have full parity with solicitors after the Legal Services Board gave them the right to practise litigation and advocacy independently.

December 20th, 2013 | No Comments »