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Closed consultations

Consultations that have closed are listed below. When they are available, summaries and analyses of responses and policy decision announcements are included. For details, please follow the links.

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Closed consultations

Legal Services Act: New forms of practice and regulation

Participate in three consultations on proposed changes to rules and regulatory processes. The changes will enable new forms of practice and regulation.

  • Start—11 February 2008
  • End—21 April 2008
  • Status—CLOSED, reports and recommendations available

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Character and suitability test - LDP non-lawyer managers

We are seeking views on the development of a character and suitability test for non-lawyers who wish to become managers in an SRA-regulated legal disciplinary practice (LDP).

  • Start—10 January 2008
  • End—31 March 2008
  • Status—CLOSED, reports and recommendations available

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Legal Services Act: New forms of practice and regulation

The Legal Services Act will reshape the regulatory landscape. Learn how we plan to approach the changes, and comment on our outline policy paper.

  • Start—5 November 2007
  • End—14 December 2007
  • Status—CLOSED, reports and recommendations available

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Proposals for a review of professional accreditation schemes

We plan to develop a strategic framework within which to review accreditation scheme development and operation. We are keen to hear your views on the key issues surrounding the proposed framework.

  • Start—24 October 2007
  • End—25 January 2008
  • Status—CLOSED, committee report available

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Qualifying law degree providers—collaborative arrangements

The Joint Academic Stage Board is consulting on the recognition of qualifying law degree (QLD) providers' collaborative arrangements with non-QLD providers.

  • Start—4 October 2007
  • End—21 December 2007
  • Status—CLOSED, new policy on collaborative arrangements published

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Allocation and collection of fees

We are keen to obtain views from the profession, trainees, students and other stakeholders on proposed principles for the allocation and collection of fees, other than the practising certificate fee.

  • Start—26 June 2007
  • End—26 September 2007
  • Status—CLOSED, report on responses available

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Solicitors acting for seller and buyer

Are changes needed to the rules on conflict of interests and solicitors acting for seller and buyer in conveyancing, property selling and mortgage related services?

  • Start—26 April 2007
  • End—26 July 2007
  • Status—CLOSED, report and recommendations available

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Residual client account balances

Should solicitors still be required to obtain the SRA's permission before donating leftover client money to charity? Should a specific rule be made requiring them to return leftover funds to clients within a reasonable time?

  • Start—12 February 2007
  • End—7 May 2007
  • Status—CLOSED, report on responses and recommendations available

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