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2017

 
27 January Discussion Paper on Regulatory Data and Consumer Choice in Legal Services The Panel welcomes the opportunity to respond to the SRA’s discussion paper on Regulatory Data and Consumer Choice in Legal Services.
10 January 2017 A new route to qualification: The Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) Panel welcomes the opportunity to respond to the SRA’s consultation on the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE).

2016

 
2 December 2016 LSB - Consultation on revised guidance for regulators on creating a diverse profession (pdf, 192kb) Panel response to the LSB's consultation on revised guidance to regulators on diversity in the profession
24 November 2016 MoJ - Tailored Review of the Legal Services Board and the Office for Legal Complaints call for evidence (pdf, 258kb) Panel response to the MoJ's call for evidence to support the tailored review of the Legal Services Board and the Office for Legal Complaints
21 September 2016 SRA - Looking to the Future: Flexibility and Public Protection (pdf, 286kb) Panel response to the SRA's consultation on flexibility and public protection
21 September 2016 SRA - Looking to the Future: Accounts Rules Review (pdf, 211kb) Panel response to the SRA's consultation reviewing the Accounts Rules
19 August 2016 CMA - Legal Services Market Study Interim Report (pdf, 239kb) Panel response to the CMA's interim report on its Legal Services Market Study
14 July 2016 SRA - Removng barriers to switching regulators (pdf, 151kb) Panel response to the SRA's consultation on removing barriers to switching regulators by amending its professional indemnity insurance requirements
24 May 2016 JEB - Reforming the courts' approach to McKenzie Friends (pdf, 396kb) Panel response to the Judicial Executive Board's consultation on how the courts interact with McKenzie Friends
20 May 2016 CLC - Professional Indemnity Framework (pdf, 139kb) Panel response to the CLC's consultation on its professional indemnity insurance code and guidance
26 April 2016 LSB - First Tier Complaints Handling: Guidance for Regulators (pdf, 264kb) Panel response to the Legal Services Board's consultation on requirements and guidance on first tier complaints for approved regulators
04 March 2016 SRA - Training for Tomorrow: assessing competence (pdf, 99kb) Panel response to SRA consultation on qualification routes for solicitors
01 February 2016 Legal Ombudsman consultation on 2016-2017 draft budget and draft key performance indicators (pdf, 220kb) Panel response to the Legal Ombudsman's consultation on draft key performance indicators

2015

 
31 December 2015 QC Appointments - Queen's Counsel Application and Appointment Fees (pdf, 128kb) Panel response to QC Appointments consultation on application fees
27 November 2015 MoJ - Preserving and Enhancing Quality in Criminal Advocacy (pdf, 171kb) Panel response to the MoJ consultation on quality in criminal advocacy
13 November 2015 MoJ and HMT - Review of Claims Management Regulation: terms of reference (pdf, 153kb) Panel submission to the joint MoJ and HMT review of the regulation of claims management companies
30 October 2015 LeO - Proposed ADR scheme rules (pdf, 314kb) Response to LeO's consultation on their proposed scheme rules to meet the ADR Directive requirements
29 October 2015 BSB - Future Bar Training Consultation: Academic, Vocational and Professional stages of training (pdf, 182kb) Response to the BSB consultation on academic, vocational and professional training requirements
2 September 2015 BSB - Continuing Professional Development (CPD) (pdf, 124kb) Response to the BSB consultation on proposed amendments to the CPD regime
7 August 2015 SRA - Regulation of consumer credit - the SRA's regulatory arrangements (pdf, 218kb) Response to the SRA consultation on the regulation of consumer credit activities
24 June 2015 BSB - Future Bar Training Consultation: The Professional Statement (pdf, 136kb) Response to the BSB consultation on a professional statement for barristers
11 June 2015 SRA - Improving regulation: proportionate and targeted measures (pdf, 153kb) Response to the SRA consultation on proportionate and targeted measures
24 April 2015 LSB - Are regulatory restrictions in practising rules for in-house lawyers justified? (pdf, 171kb) Response to the LSB consultation on the restrictions currently placed on in-house lawyers
27 March 2015 CLC - Compensation fund operating framework (pdf, 199kb) Response to the CLC consultation on the compensation fund operating framework
24 March 2015 CMA - Call for information, online reviews and endorsements (pdf, 176kb) Response to the CMA call for information on online reviews and endorsements
16 March 2015 QC Appointments - eligibility for appointment as QC (pdf, 141kb) Response to QC Appointments on proposals to widen eligibility to be appointed as QC
23 February 2015 LeO – 2015-17 Draft strategy and budget (pdf, 209kb) Response to LeO consultation on strategy and budget up to 2017
16 February 2015 CPS - Speaking to witnesses at court (pdf, 121kb) Panel’s response to the Crown Prosecution Service consultation on speaking to witnesses at court
12 February 2015 SRA - Separate business rule (pdf, 247kb) Response to the SRA consultation on the separate business rule
12 January 2015 SRA - Training for Tomorrow: A competence statement for solicitors (pdf, 126kb) Response to the SRA consultation on developing a baseline competence statement for solicitors

2014

   
15 December 2014 SRA - Regulation of consumer credit activities (pdf, 207kb) Response to the SRA in relation to proposed changes around the regulation of consumer credit activities
18 September 2014 SRA - Call for evidence on client protection (pdf, 82kb) Response to the SRA's call for evidence, highlighting our previous work in this area
5 September 2014 BSB - Entity regulation (pdf, 101kb) Response to the BSB consultation on entity regulation
18 June 2014 SRA - Multi-disciplinary practices (pdf, 136kb) Panel responds to SRA consultation on multi-disciplinary practices
18 June 2014 SRA - Changes to PII (pdf, 126kb) Response to SRA consultation on changes to professional indemnity insurance
18 June 2014 SRA - Changes to compensation fund eligibility criteria (pdf, 79kb) Response to SRA consultation on changes to the compensation fund eligibility criteria
06 June 2014 CLC - Publication of disciplinary information (pdf, 120kb) Panel responds to the CLC consultation on the publication of disciplinary information
05 June 2014 BIS call for evidence - Remapping consumer redress (pdf, 444kb) Submission to the BIS call for evidence on implementing the ADR Directive
05 June 2014 BIS - Implementing the ADR Directive (pdf, 160kb) The Panel responds to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on implementing the ADR Directive
17 April 2014 IPS - Fines (pdf, 114kb) Response to the Ilex Professional Standards consultation on fines
1 April 2014 SRA - Training for tomorrow: a new approach to continuing competence (pdf, 129kb) Response to the SRA consultation on proposed changes to the CPD regime
25 March 2014 LSB - Appointments and reappointments to regulatory boards (pdf, 107kb) Response to the LSB consultation on amendemnts to the processes for appointing and reappointing regulatory board members and their chairs
18 March 2014 SRA - Minimum strength rating for PII insurers (pdf, 86kb) Response to the SRA consultation on introduction of a minimum financial strength rating requirement for Participating Insurers
6 February 2014 SRA - Increasing the SRA's internal fining powers Response to the SRA's consultation on their internal fining powers
28 January 2014 LeO - strategy and budget 2014-17 (pdf, 80kb) Response to the Legal Ombudsman consultation on their strategy and budget 2014-17

2013

   
11 December 2013 LSB - legal education and training (pdf, 125kb) Response to the LSB consultation on increasing flexibility in legal education and training
6 December 2013 Submission to Jeffrey Review (pdf, 132kb) Submission to the review of the provision of independent criminal advocacy
18 November 2013 LSB - lay chairs (pdf, 122kb) The Panel's response to the LSB proposal that the Chair of the Board of the regulatory arms of approved regulators should be a lay person
18 October 2013 Ministry of Justice - Transforming Legal Aid: next steps (pdf, 95kb) The Panel's response to the MoJ, focusing on quality assurance and transparency about provider performance
30 September 2013 Legal Ombudsman - Widening the scope of redress (pdf, 135kb) The Panel's response to the consultation on access to redress for legal and other professional services welcomes the proposal to create a voluntary scheme
6 September 2013 Submission to APPG enquiry on the treatment of vulnerable victims (pdf, 89kb) The Panel's submission to an enquiry being held by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Victims and Witnesses on the treatment of vulnerable victims, facilitated by Victim Support
2 September 2013 Submission to Ministry of Justice simplification review (pdf, 451kb) The Panel's response to a call for evidence by the Ministry of Justice about how to reduce the cost and complexity of legal services regulation
29 July 2013 IPReg -application to become a licensing authority (pdf, 115kb) Advice to the Legal Services Board on the application from the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys and the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys for a recommendation for designation as a licensing authority
22 July 2013 ICAEW - applications to become an approved regulator - supplementary advice (pdf, 57kb) Supplementary advice to the Legal Services Board regarding changes to applications by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales to become an approved regulator and licensing authority for probate activities
05 June 2013 CILEX - application to become an approved regulator (pdf, 99kb) The Panel's response to IPS' application for the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives to become an approved regulator for probate and reserved instrument activities
20 May 2013 Ministry of Justice consultation - transforming legal aid (pdf, 199kb) The Panel criticises legal aid proposals
05 March 2013 ICAEW - applications to become an approved regulator (pdf, 97kb) The Panel's response to applications by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales to become an approved regulator and licensing authority for probate activities
01 March 2013 LeO -Strategy and Business Plan (pdf, 89kb) Response to the Legal Ombudsman Strategy 2013-16 and Business Plan 2013-14
18 January 2013 SRA - Co-operation agreements (81.2kb) The Panel's response to the SRA consultation on co-operation agreements

2012

   
17 December 2012 TSI - New codes approval criteria (pdf, 110kb) Response to the Trading Standards Institute consultation on new codes approval criteria
23 October 2012 Response to final LETR discussion paper (pdf, 99kb) Response to the final Legal Education and Training Review discussion paper
19 October 2012 IPS -proposed application for reserved legal activity rights (pdf, 107kb) Response to IPS' proposed application
01 October 2012 QASA Fourth Consultation (pdf, 67kb) Response to the final QASA consultation
20 September 2012 Response to IPS consultation on CPD (pdf, 120kb) Response to the ILEX Professional Standards consultation on continuing professional development
11 September 2012 IPReg - Review of its regulatory arrangements and plans to licence ABS firms (pdf, 454kb) The Panel's response to the Intellectual Property Regulation Board's consultation on a review of its regulatory arrangements and proposals to regulate licensed bodies under the ABS regime
5 September 2012 ICAEW -consultation on its draft licensing authority application for probate work (pdf, 126kb) The Panel's consultation response to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales as it prepares a licensing authority application to regulate bodies conducting probate work
1 August 2012 ILEX - risk-based regulation (pdf, 82kb) Response to the ILEX consultation on risk-based and outcomes-focused regulation
11 July 2012 LSB - Regulation of non-commercial providers (pdf, 136kb) Response to the LSB consultation on the regulation of non-commercial providers
29 June 2012 BSB handbook and entity regulation consultation (pdf, 153kb) Response to the Bar Standards Board consultation on new BSB handbook and entity regulation
22 June 2012 LSB - will-writing consultation (pdf, 76kb) Response to the LSB consultation on the regulation of will-writing, probate and estate administration services
13 June 2012 LeO - Consultation on scheme rules (pdf, 140kb) Response to the Legal Ombudsman's consultation on review of the scheme rules and case fee structure
21 May 2012 Legal education and training review (pdf, 311kb) Submission to Research Team call for evidence on the Legal Education and Training Review
21 May 2012 LSB - Approaches to quality (pdf, 175kb) Response to the Legal Services Board consultation on approaches to quality
16 May 2012 LSB - Regulation of immigration advice and services (pdf, 102kb) Response to the Legal Services Board consultation on the regulation of immigration advice and services
29 March 2012 Ministry of Justice - Triennial Review (pdf, 144kb) Response to the Ministry of Justice call for evidence on the Triennial Reviews of the Legal Services Board and Office for Legal Complaints
19 March 2012 LSB - Call for evidence on will-writing, probate and estate administration (pdf, 381kb) Final response to the Legal Services Board's call for evidence on will-writing, probate and estate administration
8 March 2012 BSB - Public access rules (pdf, 107kb) Response to the Bar Standards Board's consultation on its public access rules
14 February 2012 SRA - Regulating international practice (pdf, 161kb) Response to the Solicitors Regulation Authority's consultation on regulating international practice
24 January 2012 BIS - EU proposals on Alternative Dispute Resolution (pdf, 139kb) Response to Department for Business, Innovation and Skills' consultation on new EU proposals on Alternative Dispute Resolution
10 January 2012 LeO - Strategy 2012-2015, Business Plan 2012-2013 (pdf, 138kb)

Response to the Legal Ombudsman's consultation on its 2012-2015 Strategy and 2012-2013 Business Plan

2011

   
4 November 2011 LSB - Enhancing consumer protection, reducing regulatory restrictions (pdf, 188kb) Response to the Legal Services Board discussion paper on the boundaries of regulation
1 November 2011 LSB - Call for evidence on will-writing, probate and estate edministration (pdf, 246kb) Interim response to the Legal Services Board's call for evidence on will-writing, probate and estate administration
24 October 2011 BSB - Review of Continuing Professional Development (pdf, 94kb) Response to the Bar Standards Board's consultation on the proposed new system for CPD
27 September 2011 BIS - Empowering and protecting consumers (pdf, 143kb) Response to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills' consultation on institutional changes for the provision of consumer information, advice, education, advocacy and enforcement.
18 August 2011 BSB - Public Access Scheme (pdf, 82kb) Response to the Bar Standards Board's consultation on potential changes to the Public Access Scheme rule about clients eligible for public funding
19 July 2011 Law Commission - misleading and aggressive practices (pdf, 77kb) Response to the Law Commission's consultation on reforming consumer redress for misleading and aggressive practices
28 June 2011 LeO - Publishing our decisions (pdf, 107kb) Response to the Legal Ombudsman's second consultation on publishing decisions
31 May 2011 SRA - Equality Framework and Engagement Strategy (pdf, 85.9kb) Response to the the Solicitors Regulation Authority's consultation on its proposed Equality Framework and Engagement Strategy  for 2011/12
4 April 2011 LSB - SRA application to become a Licensing Authority (pdf, 121kb) Response to the LSB on the Solicitors Regulation Authority's application to become a Licensing Authority
23 March 2011 LSB - CLC application to become an Approved Regulator for litigation and rights of audience (pdf, 84kb) Response to the LSB on the Council for Licensed Conveyancers' application to become an Approved Regulator to award rights of audience and rights to conduct litigation to licensed conveyancers
7 March 2011 LSB - CLC application to become a Licensing Authority (pdf, 96kb) Response to the LSB on the Council for Licensed Conveyancers' application to become a Licensing Authority
1 March 2011 SRA - Future client financial protection arrangements (pdf, 105kb) Response to the Solicitors Regulation Authority's consultation on reforms to client financial protection arrangements
18 January 2011 SRA - Architecture of change Part 2: the new handbook (pdf, 120kb) Response to the Solicitors Regulation Authority's further consultation on its new handbook

2010

   
22 December 2010 BSB - Regulating Entities (pdf, 140kb) Response to the Bar Standards Board consultation on whether to regulate entities
21 December 2010 LeO - Publishing Decisions (pdf, 163kb) Response to the Legal Ombudsman's first stage consultation on publishing their decisions
7 December 2010 LSB - ILEX application (pdf, 77kb) Response to the LSB on applications by ILEX to become an Approved Regulator to award rights of litigation and audience and rights of probate
12 November 2010 SRA/BSB/ILEX - Quality Assurance for Advocates (pdf, 153kb) Response to a joint Solicitors Regulation Authority, Bar Standards Board and ILEX Professional Standards consultation on a proposed Quality Assurance for Advocates scheme
25 October 2010 CLC - Code of Conduct (pdf, 126kb) Response to the Council of Licensed Conveyancers consultation on its new Code of Conduct
27 September 2010 LSB - ILEX Application (pdf, 299kb) Response to the LSB on ILEX's application to become an Approved Regulator to award rights of audience and rights to conduct litigation to Associate Prosecutor members of ILEX
30 July 2010 SRA - New Handbook (pdf, 170kb) Response to the Solicitors Regulation Authority consultation on its new handbook
23 July 2010 SRA - Professional Indemnity Insurance (pdf, 85kb) Response to the Solicitors Regulation Authority application to the Legal Services Board on changes to its Professional Indeminity Insurance arrangements
23 July 2010 SRA - Outcomes-focused regulation (pdf, 160kb) Response to the Solicitors Regulation Authority consultation on transforming the SRA’s regulation of legal services
20 May 2010 BSB - Authorisation to practise (pdf, 116kb) Response to the Bar Standards Board consultation on the development of authorisation to practise arrangements
26 March 2010 CLC - Proposed changes to regulatory remit (pdf, 106kb) Response to the Council of Licensed Conveyancers consultation on a proposed application to regulate the exercise of rights of audience and the conduct of litigation
17 March 2010 SRA/BSB/ILEX -  Advocacy Standards (pdf, 113kb) Response to a joint Solicitors Regulation Authority, Bar Standards Board and ILEX Professional Standards consultation on common advocacy standards
26 February 2010 SRA - Outcomes Based Regulation (pdf, 118kb) Response to Solicitors Regulation Authority consultation on proposals for an outcome-based approach to regulation
26 February 2010 LSB - First Tier Complaint handling (pdf, 99kb) Response to Legal Services Board letter to approved regulators on a draft rule related to first-tier complaint handling
17 February 2010 LSB - ABS Licensing (pdf, 163kb) Response to Legal Services Board consultation on approaches to licensing Alternative Business Structures
8 February 2010 SRA - Assigned Risk Pool (pdf, 93kb) Response to Solicitors Regulation Authority consultation on the proposed closure of the Assigned Risk Pool as a provider of professional indemnity insurance
15 January 2010 OLC - Latest moves by the OLC (pdf, 94kb) Response to a letter from the Office for Legal Complaints about its proposed arrangements for the transition period in the lead up to the Legal Ombudsman starting work

2009

   
2 December 2009 OLC - Draft Scheme Rules (pdf, 135kb) Response to the Office for Legal Complaints about the scheme rules that the Legal Ombudsman will use when handling complaints
13 November 2009 OLC  - Case Fee (pdf, 107kb) Response to the Office for Legal Complaints about the use of case fees to fund the operation of the Legal Ombudsman
30 October 2009 LSB  - Internal Governance Rules (pdf, 285kb) Response to the Legal Services Board consultation on Internal Governance Rules
26 October 2009 LSB - Compliance and Enforcement (pdf, 329kb) Response to the Legal Services Board consultation on a Draft Compliance and Enforcement Statement
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