Protected Disclosures

On this page you can learn about the Legal Service Regulatory Authority’s Protected Disclosures Policy and Procedures and view our Annual Reports under the Protected Disclosures Act 2014.

About Protected Disclosures

The Protected Disclosures Act 2014 provides a robust statutory framework within which workers can raise concerns regarding potential wrongdoing that has come to their attention in the workplace.

As per section 3 of the 2014 Act, the term “worker” includes LSRA employees, contractors, staff seconded to the LSRA, trainees, agency staff, former employees and interns.

Section 21 of the Protected Disclosures Act requires every public body to establish and maintain written procedures for the making of protected disclosures by workers who are or were employed by the public body and for dealing with such disclosures.

LSRA Protected Disclosures Policy & Procedures

The LSRA Executive is committed to creating a workplace culture that encourages the making of protected disclosures and that provides the necessary protections for disclosers.

The purpose of the LSRA’s Protected Disclosures Policy is to encourage and facilitate avenues for workers to raise concerns within the workplace of the LSRA so that appropriate action can be taken.

Under this policy, any worker is entitled to raise concerns or issues or to disclose information without fear of penalisation or the threat of less favourable treatment, discrimination or disadvantage.

For full details of the LSRA’s Protected Disclosure Policy and Procedure, click here to download the document.

LSRA Protected Disclosures Reports

Section 22 of the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 requires the publication of a report by public bodies no later than 30 June each year relating to the number of Protected Disclosures made in the preceding year and of the actions taken, if any, in response to protected disclosures made.

Protected Disclosures Annual Report 2020

This is the second annual report of the Legal Services Regulatory Authority under section 22 of the 2014 Act. It covers the period 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020.

Protected Disclosures Annual Report 2020 (PDF)

Protected Disclosures Annual Report 2019

This is the first annual report of the Legal Services Regulatory Authority under section 22 of the 2014 Act. It covers the period 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019.

Protect Disclosures Annual Report 2019 (PDF)