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LSC under fire – 2


Graham Gregory started a Linkedin discussion with the question “What is the most memorable ‘reason’ the LSC have ever given to you for rejecting a legal aid application or other form?” The result has been far more than a series of exasperated anecdotes. It has become a damning indictment of the worsening performance of the LSC. Read the full story

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Are solicitors’ clients often overcharged?


A new system of regulation for the legal profession has been introduced. In a move away from a rules based approach, outcomes focused regulation (OFR) is the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) new approach.

The SRA will be implementing OFR from 6 October 2011. It claims to be outcomes focused and risk based, and aims to provide clients with services that are tailored to their particular needs. OFR means that firms and practitioners will have greater flexibility in establishing how they can achieve the best outcomes for their clients. The SRA has published a handbook which underpins the regulation of solicitors, law firms and alternative business structures (ABS). It brings together all of the SRA’s regulatory requirements into a single structure and underpins the regulation of solicitors, law firms and ABS. It sets out ethical standards that the SRA expects of law firms and practitioners, and the outcomes that it expects practitioners to achieve for their clients. Read the full story

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