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Closed consultations

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Closed consultations

Fees and contributions for registered foreign lawyers

We seeking views on our proposals relating to transitional arrangements for charging fees and Compensation Fund contributions to registered foreign lawyers in light of amendments made by the Legal Services Act.

  • Start—20 March 2009
  • End—16 April 2009
  • Status—CLOSED, SRA Board report available

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Use of enhanced investigatory powers

We are consulting on how we propose to use our new powers, granted by the Legal Services Act 2007, to require solicitors and others to explain their conduct and produce documents.

  • Start—20 March 2009
  • End—15 May 2009
  • Status—CLOSED, analysis of responses in progress

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Decision-making criteria

This is the first consultation in a series inviting you to comment on our decision-making criteria. It is aimed at anyone interested in the provision and regulation of legal services.

  • Start—13 March 2009
  • End—8 May 2009
  • Status—CLOSED, analysis of responses in progress

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Solicitor higher court advocates – proposal for mandatory re-accreditation

Express your views on whether the SRA should require solicitors who exercise rights of audience in the higher courts to complete a re-accreditation process.

  • Start—21 January 2009
  • End—16 April 2009
  • Status—CLOSED, board decision announced

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Better regulation: A new approach to regulating legal services firms and solicitors

We are seeking views on the way we plan to adapt our policies relating to enforcement and disciplinary action in the light of our new statutory powers relating to firms.

  • Start—6 January 2009
  • End—31 March 2009
  • Status—CLOSED, report on responses available

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