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Consumer panel urges regulators to publish complaints data

16 July 2019

The Legal Services Consumer Panel has criticised legal regulators’ continuing “resistance” to publishing complaints data about the lawyers they oversee.


Immigration regulator has “deep concerns” about SRA reforms

16 July 2019

The immigration regulator has expressed its “deep concern” at the rules that will allow practising solicitors to operate from unregulated businesses.


“Formal periodic reaccreditation” for lawyers back on the table

27 June 2019

The Legal Services Board is set to begin work on a a review of continuing competence that will revisit the possibility of formal periodic reaccreditation for lawyers.


Regulator considers cap on fees charged by personal injury CMCs

24 June 2019

The Financial Conduct Authority is to explore whether to use its power to cap the fees charged by personal injury claims management companies, it has emerged.


Men twice as likely to run CLC-regulated firms as women

24 May 2019

Men are twice as likely as women to be in managerial roles at law firms overseen by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers despite women making up 74% of the licensed conveyancer community.


Need to swear an oath? Soon you can ask an accountant

23 May 2019

David Gauke, the Lord Chancellor, has decided to allow the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales to regulate the administration of oaths.


Licensed conveyancers set for practising fees cut

14 May 2019

The body that regulates licensed conveyancers is looking at steep reductions in the cost of practising, arguing that “good regulation does not have to come with an onerous price tag”.


LSB rethinks rule stopping rep bodies from “influencing” regulators

3 May 2019

The Legal Services Board is pulling back on proposed rules that would not allow bodies like the Law Society and Bar Council to try and “influence” their regulatory arms.


Legal regulators “should develop common standards” for TPMAs

1 May 2019

Legal regulators need to introduce common standards for providers of third-party managed accounts as the move for them to replace client account gathers pace, a leading payment processor has argued.


Three convicted for providing unregulated legal advice

26 April 2019

Owners of a business that falsely claimed it could supervise immigration law firms and made millions of pounds as a result, along with a director of one of those franchises, have been convicted.

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18 July 2019

Good company – general counsel’s difficult balancing act

Company behaviour and the ethical responsibility of general counsel is a sensitive subject, because the status and influence of the role can vary considerably from one entity to another, and the issue can be complicated.

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