- Wednesday, 18 July 2012
The Law Society’s criminal litigation accreditation scheme is redundant, has no influence on clients and plans for reaccreditation are strongly opposed by the profession, the body representing criminal law solicitors has claimed.
Tags: accreditation schemes, criminal law, Law Society, Legal Services Commission
Posted in Latest news, Solicitors
- Tuesday, 29 May 2012
Law firms, chambers, regulators and other legal bodies which sign up to the official British Standard on dealing with vulnerable consumers are to have their commitment celebrated publicly on the website of the Legal Services Consumer Panel.
Tags: Crown Prosecution Service, Legal Ombudsman, Legal Services Board, Legal Services Commission, Legal Services Consumer Panel, LeO
Posted in Consumer panel, Latest news
- Tuesday, 3 January 2012
Our round-up of other significant news stories includes a law firm using its new PI advertising campaign to highlight its opposition to the Jackson reforms, and the Law Society/SRA moving into swish new Birmingham offices.
Tags: Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys, IPReg, Jackson report, Law Society, Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill, Legal Services Commission, Solicitors Regulation Authority
Posted in Latest news, News In Brief, Other lawyers, Solicitors
- Thursday, 22 September 2011
The controversial Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates may now be subject to a full pilot, it has emerged, at the same time as criminal barristers are up in arms at Legal Services Commission plans to use the scheme to end payments for QCs, which they say threatens its whole future.
Tags: bar standards board, ILEX Professional Standards, legal aid, Legal Services Commission, QASA, Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates, Solicitors Regulation Authority
Posted in Barristers, Legal Executives, News, Solicitors
- Thursday, 3 February 2011
In an embarrassing last-minute u-turn, government lawyers have blocked bodies including the Judicial Appointments Commission, QC Appointments and Legal Services Commission from receiving sensitive data on complaints against lawyers, Legal Futures has discovered.
Tags: Judicial Appointments Commission, Legal Ombudsman, Legal Services Board, Legal Services Commission, LeO
Posted in Legal Ombudsman, Legal Services Board, News
- Wednesday, 12 January 2011
Senior managers at the Legal Services Board (LSB) earn between £80,000 and £120,000, it has emerged in data released under the government’s transparency agenda. The LSB is funded by a levy on the eight legal professions it oversees, and the top-paid senior managers under chief executive Chris Kenny are general counsel Bruce Macmillian, paid between £115,000 and £120,000, and strategy director, Crispin Passmore (£110,000 and £115,000).
Tags: Bar Council, Law Society, Legal Services Board, Legal Services Commission
Posted in Legal Services Board, News