Legal Services Board


Legal Services Board begins hunt for new chief executive

7 February 2019

The Legal Services Board is on the hunt for its fourth chief executive in nine years after Neil Buckley decided to stand down after just over three years in the role.


LSB closes Law Society investigation after censure prompts reform

4 February 2019

The Legal Services Board has closed its investigation into the Law Society’s governance arrangements – which led to an unprecedented public censure last year – after a series of reforms.


LSB rules “could stop Law Society from criticising SRA”

24 January 2019

The Law Society has said it is “deeply concerned” that new rules proposed by the Legal Services Board could largely prevent it from either lobbying or criticising the Solicitors Regulation Authority.


Panel questions future of underperforming regulator

23 January 2019

The position of the smaller legal regulators has been thrust into the spotlight, with the chair of the Legal Services Consumer Panel suggesting that one may be at risk of losing its right to regulate.


SRA “not sufficiently transparent” in explaining decisions

15 January 2019

The Solicitors Regulation Authority is “not sufficiently transparent” in explaining its decisions at board level, the Legal Services Board has said, while ticking off other regulators too.


Law Society’s £30m cut of practising fees faces scrutiny

6 December 2018

The £30m that the Law Society levies on solicitors for its representative work is to be put under the microscope by the Legal Services Board next year.


Incoming Bar chair warns of “nightmare scenario” over regulation

4 December 2018

The Bar could be “sleep walking into a nightmare scenario” where new rules mean it has no involvement with its regulator, the incoming chairman of the Bar Council has warned.


Levels of innovation in law “stagnating” but future looks better

29 November 2018

The level of innovation in the legal market has “stagnated and fallen in some areas” in recent years, but there are a number of encouraging signs for the future, major new research has revealed.


LSB told to share responsibility after SRA Handbook decision

7 November 2018

The Legal Services Board has been told by its own consumer panel that it has to share the responsibility for ensuring that consumers do not suffer at the hands of solicitors working for unregulated firms.


Legal Services Board approves new SRA Handbook in full

6 November 2018

The Legal Services Board has approved the new SRA Handbook, including the controversial proposal to allow solicitors to provide unreserved services to the public from unregulated businesses.

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21 February 2019

The art of being honestly dishonest

The concept of dishonesty within the legal profession has always struck me as particularly inflexible. This is not without good reason, as it is a foundation of our profession that no solicitor should ever act dishonestly.

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