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CILEx urges end to discrimination against non-university qualified lawyers

The body representing chartered legal executives has called on the profession to end discrimination against lawyers who have qualified through non-university routes and open up the senior judiciary to those entered the law by alternative means.

August 15th, 2016 | No Comments »

Solicitors to bear vast bulk of LSB and Legal Ombudsman’s £25m annual running costs

Solicitors are set to shoulder the vast majority of the Legal Services Board (LSB) and Legal Ombudsman’s (LeO) £25m annual running costs for the next three years at least, it emerged today. The LSB confirmed that it would proceed with its plan to levy its own £5m costs on the basis of the number of authorised persons overseen by each approved regulator, and most of LeO’s £20m costs based on the number of complaints generated by each group.

November 1st, 2010 | No Comments »

What’s in a name? Quite a lot, actually

I’m not sure whether or not it is ironic that the Legal Services Act – which in many senses in a deregulatory measure – may well end up delivering tighter regulation of legal services in some ways.

February 8th, 2010 | No Comments »