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Men twice as likely to run CLC-regulated firms as women

24 May 2019

Men are twice as likely as women to be in managerial roles at law firms overseen by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers despite women making up 74% of the licensed conveyancer community.

Need to swear an oath? Soon you can ask an accountant

23 May 2019

David Gauke, the Lord Chancellor, has decided to allow the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales to regulate the administration of oaths.

Licensed conveyancers set for practising fees cut

14 May 2019

The body that regulates licensed conveyancers is looking at steep reductions in the cost of practising, arguing that “good regulation does not have to come with an onerous price tag”.

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.

Legal regulators “should develop common standards” for TPMAs

1 May 2019

Legal regulators need to introduce common standards for providers of third-party managed accounts as the move for them to replace client account gathers pace, a leading payment processor has argued.

Three convicted for providing unregulated legal advice

26 April 2019

Owners of a business that falsely claimed it could supervise immigration law firms and made millions of pounds as a result, along with a director of one of those franchises, have been convicted.

Tribunal upholds decision to strip CMC of right to operate

26 April 2019

A woman who operated an Indian-based call centre to generate personal injury and PPI leads for law firms has lost her bid to overturn the cancellation of her authorisation to provide claims management services.

CLC set to back third-party managed accounts

24 April 2019

The Council for Licensed Conveyancers is proposing to join the Solicitors Regulation Authority in allowing the lawyers it regulates to use third-party managed accounts.

Tribunal halves CMC’s £200k fine for calling people it shouldn’t

18 April 2019

The First-tier Tribunal has halved at £198,000 fine imposed on a claims management company for calling people registered with the Telephone Preference Service.

Immigration adviser who acted beyond remit referred to regulator

17 April 2019

The Upper Tribunal has referred an immigration adviser “persuaded to act outside his remit by the entreaties of clients” to the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner.

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