By Nicola Laver
The Law Society has called on the Legal Ombudsman (LeO) to clarify how it will cope with the Solicitors Regulation Authority's (SRA) new handbook enabling solicitors to practice from unregulated firms. Complaining of an 'absence of detail' in LeO's business plan regarding the changes, the Society requested 'concrete, specific plans'. Meanwhile, Law Society chair Christina Blacklaws has also written to the LSB querying the rigour of the oversight body's assessment of the new handbook. In a letter to the LSB on 5 February, she wrote: 'Research that is readily available does not appear to have been applied with adequate rigour in the LSB's decision making process'.