Archive for the 'Solicitors Regulation Authority' Category

LSB consults on appeal arrangements for SRA as a licensing authority – Legal Services Board

“The Legal Services Board (LSB) has today published a consultation on proposals to establish the appeals mechanism in relation to decisions made by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) should it be designated as a Licensing Authority under the Alternative Business Structures (ABS) framework. Annexed to the consultation is an impact assessment.”

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Legal Services Board, 5th May 2011

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org.uk

New rules for solicitors focus on ends, not means – The Guardian

“Changes in regulation to emphasise outcomes that solicitors need to deliver for clients, rather than how they achieve them.”

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The Guardian, 7th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.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

‘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

Southampton lawyer seeks damages from SRA – Law Society’s Gazette

“A Southampton-based solicitor is seeking ‘substantial damages’ from the Solicitors Regulation Authority after it closed his firm in what he claimed to be an ‘outrageous and unwarranted’ action.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 6th January 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

New proposals for the regulation of lawyers – Bar Standards Board

“The Joint Advocacy Group today (10 August) launches its consultation on proposals for a scheme to quality assure advocates in the criminal courts.”

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Bar Standards Board, 10th August 2010

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk


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