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LSB consults on process for reviewing decisions about licensing applications – Legal Services Board

“As part of the next stages of completing the licensing regime for Alternative Business Structures (ABS) the LSB has today published a new consultation focusing on reviewing decisions about licensing applications.”

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Legal Services Board, 3rd May 2011

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org.uk

Bar Standards Board to allow barristers to conduct litigation – Law Society’s Gazette

“The Bar Standards Board has approved proposals to regulate advocacy focused legal entities and allow barristers to conduct litigation.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 3rd May 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Bar Standards Board to regulate entities – Bar Standards Board

“At its most recent Board meeting, the regulator of the Bar in England and Wales took the decision to regulate advocacy focussed Alternative Business Structures, Legal Disciplinary Practices and Barrister Only Entities, collectively referred to as ‘entities’. It will not extend its remit to regulate Multi-Disciplinary Practices.”

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Bar Standards Board, 28th April 2011

Source: www.barstandards.org.uk

Solicitors Regulation Authority unveils handbook – Law Society’s Gazette

“The Solicitors Regulation Authority published the final version of its new solicitors handbook this week, as it revealed it had received ‘quite a number’ of enquiries from potential new market entrants about becoming alternative business structures.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 7th April 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

UK’s first chain of ‘high street lawyers’ is set to revolutionise legal services – The Guardian

“Shoppers on the high streets of England and Wales may have spotted the tentative signs of a revolution in legal services: the emergence of the first national chain of law firms.”

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The Guardian, 3rd April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

‘Tesco law’ – not the big bang, but it will change the face of legal services – The Guardian

“The Law Society’s decision to back an application by its regulatory arm to oversee alternative business structures applications is a significant step.”

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The Guardian, 25th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

SRA board backs Tesco law powers and new conduct handbook – Legal Week

“The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) board has approved the watchdog’s application to become a licensing authority for alternative business structures (ABSs) today (15 March).”

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Legal Week, 15th March 2011

Source: www.legalweek.com


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