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LSB treads carefully as it warns over legal aid cuts

9 August 2018

The Legal Services Board has stepped carefully into the debate over legal aid cuts by highlighting the increasing number of people handling legal problems alone.


Price transparency regime for solicitors approved

8 August 2018

The Legal Services Board has approved new rules proposed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority requiring law firms to publish prices for a range of consumer and business services.


LSB: SMEs attracted by firms with price transparency

6 August 2018

When small businesses believe they can trust the transparency of legal providers on fees, they are twice as likely to seek the advice of lawyers, according to the Legal Services Board.


LSB reforms to end “different treatment” for accountants

25 July 2018

The Legal Services Board is to impose reform that will end the “different treatment” for accountancy regulators which also oversee legal services.


Mayson to lead review of legal regulation

12 July 2018

The Centre for Ethics & Laws at University College London is to hold an independent review into the regulatory framework for legal services.


New chair of Legal Services Board named 14 months after last one left

22 June 2018

The Legal Services Board finally has a permanent chair after Dr Helen Phillips was given an unprecedented five-year term, while the Law Society finally has a permanent CEO.


Law Society censure “shows that LSB governance rules work”

21 June 2018

The Legal Services Board’s public censure of the Law Society last month is evidence that its rules on regulatory independence do not need tightening, the Bar Council has argued.


CILEx Regulation clears major hurdle to licensing ABSs

13 June 2018

The Legal Services Board has approved an application by CILEx Regulation to license alternative business structures, which will now go to the Lord Chancellor for a final decision. If successful, the regulator of chartered legal executives will become the sixth ABS licensing authority.


Legal Services Board slaps Law Society with first ever public censure

31 May 2018

The Legal Services Board has handed out a public censure for the first time, after finding that the Law Society had governance arrangements in place that could have interfered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The Law Society’s actions undermined “the public interest in effective regulation of legal services”.


Competition hotshot takes helm at Legal Services Consumer Panel

9 May 2018

A former senior servant with substantial experience of competition law has been named the new chair of the Legal Services Consumer Panel. Sarah Chambers replaces Dr Jane Martin, who resigned after just a year in post to become a member of the Office for Legal Complaints, the body that oversees the Legal Ombudsman.

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15 August 2018

Get ready for the SRA’s transparency rules

You will no doubt by now be aware that the Legal Services Board has approved new rules proposed by the SRA requiring law firms to publish certain price and service information on their website.

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