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Regulator intervenes over concern about “PII market failure”

5 July 2021

The Council for Licensed Conveyancers has had to intervene after two professional indemnity insurers offered firms cover that did not comply with its minimum terms.


Licensed conveyancers review insurance scheme as market hardens

23 June 2021

The Council for Licensed Conveyancers has announced a review of its professional indemnity insurance arrangements in light of a hardening market for cover.


LSB praises “impressive progress” made by smallest regulator

22 June 2021

The Legal Services Board has commended the “impressive progress” made by the Costs Lawyer Standards Board – the smallest of the legal regulators – in meeting its performance framework.


LSB eyes accreditation scheme for comparison websites

7 June 2021

The Legal Services Board is set to recommend an accreditation scheme for review and comparison websites as take-up among both law firms and consumers continues to rise.


FCA launches crackdown on claims management ‘phoenixing’

18 May 2021

The Financial Conduct Authority has launched a crackdown on ‘phoenixing’ involving claims management companies specialising in financial services.


CLC to introduce ‘polluter pays’ to cover cost of Legal Ombudsman

17 May 2021

The Council for Licensed Conveyancers is set to become the first regulator to introduce a ‘polluter pays’ element to how it recovers the cost of the Legal Ombudsman from those it regulates.


Concerns mount over use of review websites to judge quality of lawyers

4 May 2021

The Bar Council and Council for Licensed Conveyancers have warned of the dangers of using “one-sided” consumer reviews to assess the quality of lawyers.


Woman jailed for providing unqualified immigration advice

19 April 2021

A woman has been jailed for fraud and providing unqualified immigration advice and services, with her husband sentenced to community service.


Pandemic led to “dramatic” change for notaries

1 April 2021

The pandemic has led to “dramatic” change for notaries, introducing electronic notarisation of documents for the first time, a leading scrivener notary has said.


Former government minister takes helm at costs lawyer regulator

17 March 2021

Former government minister David Heath takes over as the new chair of the Costs Lawyer Standards Board this week, arguing for greater protection of the costs lawyer profession.


LSB rejects “unprecedented” code of conduct for complainants

10 March 2021

The Legal Services Board has rejected a code of conduct for complainants proposed by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales for the probate practices it regulates.


Exclusive: 20 firms and seven websites sign up to online reviews trial

16 February 2021

Twenty law firms and seven comparison and review websites have signed up to a regulator-run pilot that will test how they can best work together to improve the information available to consumers.


CLC highlights compliance risks facing licensed conveyancers

15 February 2021

Money laundering, buyer-funded developments, and acting for both sides are among the risks highlighted in the Council for Licensed Conveyancers’ first Compliance Risk Agenda.


LSB to press ahead with continuing competence regime

10 February 2021

The Legal Services Board is pushing ahead with plans to introduce continuing competence checks for lawyers. This could include feedback from consumers, judges and peers, assurance visits or revalidation.


New practising fee rules will allow “more meaningful debate”

2 February 2021

The Legal Services Board has introduced new rules to ensure legal regulators explain more clearly how they spend the money they raise through the compulsory levies on lawyers.

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