Legal Executives


LSB ramp ups pressure on regulatory independence

21 February 2020

The Legal Services Board is ramping up pressure on the Law Society, the Bar Council and other approved regulators over ensuring the independence of their regulatory arms.


First apprentice qualifies as chartered legal executive

7 February 2020

A paralegal at listed law firm DWF has become the first chartered legal executive to qualify through an apprenticeship, an appropriate landmark for National Apprenticeship Week.


BSB and SRA in firing line over shortcomings

19 December 2019

The Bar Standards Board has been told that it needs to act more quickly on how it plans to educate the public about barristers after its widely criticised decision to stop funding Legal Choices.


Legal Services Board eyes its own transparency push

21 October 2019

The Legal Services Board could steal a march on the Solicitors Regulation Authority by holding at least one of its board meetings in public, it has emerged.


LSB could start reviewing regulators’ disciplinary files

17 October 2019

The Legal Services Board could start reviewing regulators’ case files to increase its oversight of the quality of their disciplinary decisions in the wake of the Leigh Day case, it has emerged.


BSB passes regulatory test on advocacy quality

3 September 2019

The Legal Services Board has said the Bar Standards Board now meets the standard it set for improving the quality of advocacy – unlike the Solicitors Regulation Authority and CILEx Regulation.


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.


New CILEx chief calls for “equality of opportunity”

23 July 2019

The new president of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives has called for more action to ensure equality of opportunity for his members within the legal profession.


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.


Reprimand for legal executive who asked SRA to keep quiet

2 July 2019

A chartered legal executive has been reprimanded for asking the SRA not to tell his own regulator that it had investigated him. Unfortunately for him, they have an information-sharing agreement.


“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.


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.


Female lawyers speak out over pregnancy discrimination

11 April 2019

The personal experience of chartered legal executives shows that more needs to be done to stop pregnant women and new mothers being “punished” by employers, their representative body has argued.


LSB “should focus on tackling sexual harassment”, says Law Society

6 March 2019

The Legal Services Board should focus on tackling sexual harassment in the workplace instead of pushing its agenda of ‘change for change’s sake’, the Law Society has said.


From law student to partner in less than 12 months

22 February 2019

A trainee chartered legal executive has spoken about how she is due to become a partner in a law firm less than 12 months after finishing her law degree.

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