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Legal Services Regulatory Authority Publishes Annual Report 2020

2021-07-20T15:07:56+00:00July 20th, 2021|

The Legal Services Regulatory Authority (LSRA) today publishes its Annual Report for 2020, providing an overview of its performance and outputs for the year. The LSRA is the independent statutory body responsible for the regulation of legal services provision. The year 2020 was the first full year that the LSRA has operated the legal framework for [...]

LSRA Publishes Annual Report 2020 on Admissions

2021-06-30T11:51:52+00:00June 30th, 2021|

The Legal Services Regulatory Authority today publishes its second annual report on the admission policies of the legal professions. The report, Pathways to the Professions 2020: Annual Report on Admission Policies of the Legal Professions, documents the number of persons admitted to practise as both solicitors and barristers in 2020, based on figures supplied to the [...]

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 [...]