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LSRA report highlights 33% increase in complaints about legal practitioners

2021-04-23T09:20:25+00:00April 7th, 2021|

Regulator highlights concerns about online advertising by solicitors The LSRA today publishes its first complaints report for 2021 which shows it received 805 complaints in a six month period, a 33% increase on the previous reporting period. The report, Independent Complaints Handling, provides details of the number and nature of complaints received and investigated during the [...]

LSRA takes over regulation of advertising by legal practitioners

2020-12-18T10:17:49+00:00December 18th, 2020|

The LSRA today takes over the regulation of advertising by legal practitioners, with the introduction of new regulations. The Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Advertising) Regulations 2020 apply to print, audio and visual advertisements, including online advertising. The regulations apply to solicitors, firms of solicitors and barristers as well as limited liability partnerships (LLPs) who advertise [...]

LSRA publishes reports on legal practitioners education and training and unification

2020-11-19T09:54:07+00:00November 19th, 2020|

The LSRA today publishes two separate reports with recommendations to the Minister for Justice, in fulfilment of its statutory mandate to ensure the maintenance and improvement of standards in the provision of legal services by legal practitioners. Both reports have been submitted to the Minister, as required under section 34 of the Legal Services Regulation Act [...]

LSRA confirms appointment and reappointment of Authority members

2021-02-10T10:44:55+00:00November 12th, 2020|

The Legal Services Regulatory Authority is pleased to confirm that parliamentary approval has been given for the reappointment of four serving Authority members and the appointment of one new member. The Authority is an independent statutory body, established in October 2016 and responsible for the regulation of legal services provided by solicitors and barristers. The Authority [...]

LSRA received 605 complaints about solicitors and barristers in six month period

2020-10-05T12:18:45+00:00October 5th, 2020|

The LSRA today publishes its second report under its independent complaints handling regime which shows it received 605 complaints about solicitors and barristers in a six month period. Today’s report is based on complaints made to the legal services regulator between 7 March and 6 September 2020.  The statistical data in the report includes: The LSRA’s [...]