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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.

Regulation shift leads to further fall in number of CMCs

2 April 2019

The shift of claims management company regulation to the Financial Conduct Authority has led to a further shake-out of the sector, new figures have indicated.

Developers pledge proper legal advice for leaseholders

29 March 2019

More than 40 leading property developers and freeholders – but no lawyers as yet – have signed a government-backed pledge that highlights the duty of conveyancers to act in the best interests of clients.

Accountants lose appeal over regulation refusal

6 March 2019

The High Court has rejected a challenge from the ICAEW to the Lord Chancellor’s decision that its members should not be allowed to handle tax-related litigation, advocacy and legal instruments work

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22 August 2019

Mind the gap

The gap I am talking about is the one between what PII and the compensation fund covers. It is a surprisingly large gap and so far hundreds of clients, and millions of pounds, have fallen into it.

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