Legal Services Board


Green light for civil standard of proof at SDT

29 July 2019

The Legal Services Board has approved the change in the standard of proof used by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal from the criminal to the civil standard.


Cry freedom: New rules “strengthen regulators’ independence”

25 July 2019

The Legal Services Board has finalised revised rules to ensure clearer separation of regulatory and representative functions at bodies like the Law Society and Bar Council.


Chambers “must publish” data on sexual orientation and religion

9 July 2019

The Legal Services Board has approved a new rule requiring chambers to include sexual orientation and religion in the diversity data they publish on their websites, whether or not all of their barristers agree.


LSB report: Buy-in vital for legal technology regulation

8 July 2019

Achieving buy-in for technology regulation from everyone involved in lawtech – from developers to users – is crucial to it working well, according to an analysis looking at the lessons for legal regulators that can be drawn from the medical and financial sectors.


Lawtech enables firms to sell “invisible” legal services

5 July 2019

A key aspect of tech is its potential to help lawyers sell to consumers as part of a multi-disciplinary package that includes unrelated services, where the ‘legal’ part is invisible to the purchaser.


ABSs having “direct and positive impact” on legal market – LSB

1 July 2019

Alternative business structures continue to have a “direct and positive impact” on the legal market, the oversight regulator has said, while there are “signs of improvement” at the Legal Ombudsman.


“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.


Dental regulator named new chief executive of LSB

24 May 2019

The executive director of strategy, policy and communications at the General Dental Council has been named as the new chief executive of the Legal Services Board.


Green light for new regime on when to report rule breaches

21 May 2019

New requirements for reporting rule breaches to the Solicitors Regulation Authority have been approved by the Legal Services Board. The changes include a new ‘early investigation’ rule.


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.

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The October PII renewal: Why the market changed

Since the abolition of the Solicitors Indemnity Fund, the October professional indemnity insurance renewal season has always been a challenge, but this year most law firms saw their premiums go up.

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