- Tuesday, 13 May 2014
The Legal Services Board is to tell the approved regulators that they must consult those they regulate about setting the level of practising fees beyond what is needed simply for regulation, it has emerged.
Tags: Legal Services Act, Legal Services Board, permitted purposes, practising certificate fee
Posted in Latest news, Legal Services Board, Regulation
- Friday, 28 September 2012
The Legal Services Board’s call last week for an “open debate” on the cost of regulation will not have gone down a storm at Chancery Lane, I’d wager. The part of the practising fees most under threat from such a conversation is surely the 24% that goes to the Law Society for work that is essentially representative in nature but seen as being sufficiently in the public interest for solicitors to fund via compulsory levy. For now, anyway.
Tags: Law Society, permitted purposes
Posted in Blog
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