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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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9 Aug 2017

FD4-P6 Infringement and Validity Exam – Research Report

In 2015, the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) reviewed the policies, procedures and processes of the Patent Examination Board (PEB). Its recommendations to the PEB included investigation into the poor candidate success rate over a number of years in the FD4 Infringement and Validity (formerly P6) examination. IPReg agreed to fund this work and established a […]

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