Consultations

On this page you will find:

  • CLSB consultation papers
  • reports summarising the outcome of closed CLSB consultations
  • responses by the CLSB to third party consultations.

If you would like a copy of older consultation documents, please contact us. You can find more information about when, how and whom we consult in our policy statement on the CLSB’s approach to consultation.

Open consultations

There are currently no open consultations. 

    Previous consultations

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    Submission: Evidence to Ministry of Justice on eligibility for judicial appointment 382.91 KB

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    Response: Ministry of Justice Review of Civil Legal Aid - Call for Evidence 162.92 KB

    21 February 2024

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    Response: Law Society Green Paper on Proposals for a 21st Century Justice System 57.36 KB

    3 January 2024

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    Response: LSB consultation on first-tier complaints 149.01 KB

    16 November 2023

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    Outcome: Costs Lawyer Code of Conduct consultation 501.84 KB

    16 October 2023

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    Response: Legal Services Board consultation on promoting technology and innovation 224.53 KB

    25 September 2023

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    Consultation: Practising fee for 2024 369.40 KB

    19 July 2023 to 4 September 2023

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    Annex A - Proposed 2024 Business Plan 340.61 KB

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    Annex B - Summary of benefits from PCF in 2022 462.76 KB

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    Annex C - proposed 2024 budget 455.36 KB

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    Annex D - CLSB financial accounts for 2022 2.43 MB

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    Annex E - Initial equality impact assessment 353.09 KB

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    Annex F - Proposed mid-term strategy for 2024-2027 236.69 KB

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    Consultation: Costs Lawyer Code of Conduct 793.09 KB

    19 May 2023 to 14 July 2023

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    Outcome: Consultation on regulatory arrangements for the Costs Lawyer Qualification 2.53 MB

    1 November 2022

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    Consultation: Regulatory arrangements for the Costs Lawyer Qualification 491.85 KB

    22 August 2022 to 17 October 2022

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    Annex A – Proposed Accredited Study Provider Scheme Handbook 2.91 MB

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    Consultation: Disciplinary Rules and Procedures 342.84 KB

    29 July 2022 to 23 September 2022

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    Consultation: Practising fee for 2023 380.65 KB

    21 July 2022 to 5 September 2022 (The annexes below are part of this consultation.)

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    Annex A – Proposed 2023 business plan 384.81 KB

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    Annex B – Summary of activity funded by the 2021 practising fee 455.20 KB

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    Annex C – Proposed 2023 budget 444.45 KB

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    Annex D – CLSB financial accounts for 2021 121.16 KB

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    Annex E – Initial equality impact assessment 352.78 KB

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    Response: Legal Services Board consultation on its regulatory performance assessment framework 193.49 KB

    20 June 2022

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    Response: Legal Services Board consultation on draft statement of policy on ongoing competence 195.92 KB

    7 March 2022

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    Outcome: Competency Statement consultation 1.66 MB

    2 February 2022

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    Response: Legal Services Board consultation on draft statement of policy on empowering consumers 133.84 KB

    8 December 2021

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    Consultation: Costs Lawyer Competency Statement 717.20 KB

    1 September 2021 - 18 October 2021

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    Consultation: Practising fee for 2022 413.69 KB

    21 July 2021 to 6 September 2021 (The annexes below are part of this consultation.)

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    Annex A – Proposed 2022 business plan 395.41 KB

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    Annex B – Summary of activity funded by the 2020 practising fee 466.52 KB

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    Annex C – Proposed 2022 budget 445.28 KB

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    Annex D – CLSB financial accounts for 2020 100.23 KB

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    Annex E – Initial equality impact assessment 354.61 KB

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    Response: Legal Services Board consultation on proposed rules for applications to alter regulatory arrangements 231.41 KB

    19 July 2021

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    Response: Legal Services Board consultation on proposed Practising Fee Rules 166.76 KB

    5 October 2020

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    Consultation: Practising fee for 2021 400.02 KB

    22 July 2020 to 6 September 2020

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    Outcome: Practising Rules consultation 426.10 KB

    6 April 2020

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    Consultation: Practising Rules 523.48 KB

    13 February 2020 to 29 March 2020

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    Outcome: CPD consultation 352.31 KB

    19 March 2020

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    Consultation: CPD Rules 498.26 KB

    4 December 2019 to 2 February 2020

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    Outcome: Disciplinary Rules and Procedures consultation 270.25 KB

    20 January 2020

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    Consultation: Disciplinary Rules and Procedures 436.54 KB

    26 September 2019 to 15 November 2019

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    Consultation: Practising Certificate Fee for 2020 193.34 KB

    27 July 2019 to 9 September 2019

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    Response: Ministry of Justice consultation on fixed recoverable costs 204.12 KB

    25 May 2019