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Nicola Laver

Editor, Solicitors Journal




The Legal Services Board will look again at how lawyers comply with the requirement to be up to date with technical knowledge. Chief executive Neil Buckley told a conference audience that while the average client could judge the overall quality of the legal advice received, it could be years before a technical error emerged. 'We want to know if, in relation to how technical quality is maintained, the legal sector is an anomaly,' he said, reiterating comments made by LSB chair Dr Helen Phillips to this Journal in January that the oversight regulator would be looking at how other regulated professions, doctors in particular, address the issue. 18 March 2019