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Promote Legal Expenses Insurance Says LSB
Promote Legal Expenses Insurance Says LSBJuly 15, 2021In an attempt to widen access to legal advice in England and Wales, the Legal Services Board wants to see legal expenses insurance promoted more widely to consumersRead More
Increase Competence, Skills and Ability
Increase Competence, Skills and AbilityJuly 10, 2021Following its call for evidence in relation to continuing competence and the subsequent review of competence frameworks in other countries, the LSB has now published research that highlights the importance the public places on lawyers having the right knowledge and up to date skills.Read More
Law Society Looks to the Future
Law Society Looks to the FutureJune 20, 2021A new Law Society report "Our Future Worlds 2050 project" explores changes and uncertainties in the legal profession over the next 30 years and focuses on emerging themes that look likely to dominate and affect the law, the legal profession and society in 2020 to 2030.Read More
SRA – Reporting Diversity Data
SRA – Reporting Diversity DataMay 17, 2021The Solicitors Regulation Authority has said that it will be requiring firms to report their diversity data to them in summer 2021 with precise dates yet to be confirmed.Read More
Conveyancing Task Force
Conveyancing Task ForceFebruary 23, 2021Five professional bodies have agreed to work together to establish the Conveyancing Task Force, whose remit will be to encourage “reform and enhancement” of the property transfer process.Read More
Increased requirements for lawyer competence
Increased requirements for lawyer competenceFebruary 12, 2021The ongoing competency of lawyers is again to be looked at following an announcement by the Legal Services Board (LSB) that it will develop and consult on a more robust approach to ensuring lawyers remain competent throughout their careers.Read More
SRA Take Action on Transparency Rules
SRA Take Action on Transparency RulesJanuary 24, 2021SRA revealed that it has disciplined three more firms for breaches of the Transparency Rules bringing the total of firms disciplined so far this year to nine.Read More
SRA Guidance on European lawyers post-Brexit
SRA Guidance on European lawyers post-BrexitJanuary 17, 2021SRA publishes guidance intended to explain the position of European lawyers following the end of the implementation period on 31 December 2020.Read More
LSB new strategy for the legal services sector
LSB new strategy for the legal services sectorDecember 11, 2020LSB puts forward a new strategy for the legal services sector and yet another reshaping  of legal services "to better meet the needs of society".  The strategy, which will require an increased budget of £175k (4.4%) on the 2020/21 budget of £3.923m.Read More
Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) Resources Published
Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) Resources PublishedDecember 11, 2020With less than a year to go until the first sitting of the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE), the SRA has published a suite of guidance materials setting out what they expect in terms of qualifying work experience.Read More