Legal Services Board


LSB approves new route to qualifying as a solicitor

28 October 2020

The new way of qualifying as a solicitor, including passing a centralised, two-part examination, will go live from 1 September 2021 after the Legal Services Board approved the reforms.


Accountants ponder new push to regulate legal services

20 October 2020

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales is considering a new push to regulate reserved legal activities, three years after its last attempt was knocked back.


SRA seeks charitable status in Law Society split

16 October 2020

The Solicitors Regulation Authority is applying for charitable status as part of becoming a distinct legal entity within the Law Society Group, it has emerged.


LSB “forced” accountants to withdraw from legal services regulation

15 October 2020

It was “fundamentally wrong” for Legal Services Board rules to force the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants to withdraw from legal services, another accountancy body has argued.


Law Society “must show it listens to solicitors” about cost of practising

12 October 2020

The Law Society and SRA need to do more to show that they take on board what solicitors have to say about the cost of practising, the Legal Services Board has warned.


LSB hints at forcing regulators to fund Legal Choices

5 October 2020

The frontline regulators may be forced to fund the Legal Choices website if it is to reach its potential to become a “flagship consumer resource”, the Legal Services Board has hinted.


LSB issues wide-ranging list of weaknesses in legal market

1 October 2020

The LSB has issued a damning diagnosis of weaknesses in the structure of the market, including inadequate transparency by law firms and smaller regulators unable to cope with the change needed.


Review of BSB decision-making will not cover exams furore

30 September 2020

The Legal Services Board has launched its review of the quality of the Bar Standards Board’s decision-making – but is not going to look at the controversy around last month’s Bar exams.


Government eyes regulating the law’s unregulated providers

16 September 2020

The Ministry of Justice is considering whether to create a register of unregulated providers of legal services and give their clients access to redress if things go wrong, it emerged yesterday.


Shop nationally for cheaper legal fees, LSB tells consumers

7 September 2020

Research showing significant regional variations in the price of legal advice “for what are fundamentally the same services” should encourage consumers to shop around, the Legal Services Board said today.

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