News release

SRA response to LSB consultation on changes to the Practising Certificate Rules

 The SRA has today welcomed the Legal Services Board's (LSB) consultation on legal practising fees.

The LSB consultation was launched today (Thursday 11 February) and runs for eight weeks.

Responding to the consultation, SRA Chief Executive, Paul Philip, said: "We welcome the changes proposed by the LSB, which are in line with our commitment to being transparent about the way that practising fees paid by solicitors and firms are used.

"We regularly communicate information with solicitors about how fees are calculated and how they are spent, and we are keen to do more. It is important that we are as efficient and effective as possible.

"Being open about how the fees are used helps to show that we are providing a value-for-money service to the profession and to the public."

The LSB consultation can be found here:

Go to the LSB consultation

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