Archive for the ‘Legal Services Act’ Category

The Law of Legal Services

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 at 15:49

(thanks to pinoycivilservant) The market for legal services has changed enormously in the last several years. Regulation, organisation, online delivery and more have altered so as to make the English legal market quite different from most others. I’m not tracing the history of these changes in this post as a large part of this blog […]






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Car Crash….In a Taxi Cab…..

Thursday, June 6th, 2013 at 11:23

(thanks to DYFL) The cab rank rule seems like a long-drawn out car crash at times. The Law Society Gazette reported today that the Legal Services Board is to investigate whether the Bar Council interfered in the Bar Standards Board’s application to vary the cab rank rule. The LSB’s letter to the Bar Council is […]






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Why Do We Need the Legal Services Board?

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 at 22:04

Public bodies such as the Legal Services Board have to undergo triennial reviews to see if they should continue and if so in what form. 2012 is the LSB’s turn. The Ministry of Justice is the reviewer and has held some seminars to canvass views among those interested. I am interested so I have just […]






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Will There Be Fallout from Clementi?

Monday, March 5th, 2012 at 16:27

I’ve revised, updated and expanded my paper, “Will There Be Fallout from Clementi? The Repercussions for the Legal Profession after the Legal Services Act 2007”. It’s available from SSRN here. I have sketched out some of the new types of business that are now being promoted under the Alternative Business Structure regime which came into […]






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Government Abandons Legal Services Act–Tesco Law Dead!

Friday, April 1st, 2011 at 10:24

In a shock U-turn the government has decided to abandon the most controversial parts of the Legal Services Act. Alternative Business Structures will not be introduced in October, if at all. A spokesman from the Ministry of Justice said, “We have listened carefully to the concerns of the small firms and decided their preservation must […]






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