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1 May 2018

IPReg Practical Training Protocol Template

Pre-Qualification Practical Training Guidance – IPReg Practical Training Protocol Template  Introduction The qualification pathway to becoming a registered UK attorney includes both examinations and experience requirements (please see Regulation 4 of the Patent Attorney and Trade Mark Attorney Qualifications and Registration Regulations). Today, we are delighted to publish a new one-page IPReg Practical Training Protocol […]

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12 Feb 2018

LSB internal governance rules consultation

On 9th November 2017 the LSB launched a consultation on its internal governance rules (IGR) for the legal services regulators.  Neil Buckley, Chief Executive of the Legal Services Board said: “Independent regulation gives confidence to consumers, providers, investors and society as a whole that legal services work in the public interest and support the rule of […]

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6 Dec 2017

December News

Renewal of Registration/practice fees –  we will be contacting firms & attorneys soon about renewing their registration and paying their practice fees. If you want to renew your registration/pay your fee now, please log into your IPReg Pro account, select the ‘Annual Return’ option and then ‘Make a new Declaration’. You will need to check all […]

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9 Oct 2017

CMA Report – IPReg Consultation October 2017

In December 2016, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) published its Market Study Report on the legal services sector. The CMA said the legal services market is not working well for the public or small businesses and required legal regulators to: “Deliver a step change in standards of transparency to help consumers (i) to understand […]

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29 Aug 2017

CMA – IPReg Action Plan June 2017

In December 2016, the Competition and Markets Authority published its Market Study Report on the legal services sector https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5887374d40f0b6593700001a/legal-services-market-study-final-report.pdf The main recommendations were that frontline legal regulators should: Deliver a step change in standards of transparency to help consumers (i) to understand the price and service they will receive, what redress...

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