Legal Services Board announces that it will not review reserved legal activities
Paper published on the work to complete a first-principles analysis
The Legal Standards Board (LSB) published a paper on 21 March, detailing the work carried out to complete a first-principles analysis of the existing reserved legal activities (RLAs) in the Legal Services Act 2007 and possible future steps related to the scope of regulation. The paper states that in view of the analysis, the LSB does not consider that a strong case has been identified for immediate work to conduct a large-scale review of the RLAs without a more fundamental review of the legislative framework. The LSB states that in the meantime, it will undertake work to satisfy itself that the regulatory arrangements that the relevant regulatory bodies have in place to oversee reserved instrument activities and probate activities are clear and effective.