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Closed consultations

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Closed consultations

Repeal of Solicitors' (Non-Contentious Business) Remuneration Order 1994

We are consulting on our proposed addition to rule 2 of the Code of Conduct to replace the requirements in the current Remuneration Order on giving information to clients and others about how to question a bill.

  • Start—27 July 2009
  • End—16 October 2009
  • Status—CLOSED, analysis of responses in progress

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Schedule of Charges – SRA (Cost of Investigations) Regulations 2009

We encourage you to comment on proposed changes to the SRA (Cost of Investigations) Regulations 2009 which we hope to introduce, in part, from January 2010. These costs are only applied where an investigation results in a formal regulatory sanction.

  • Start—1 July 2009
  • End—30 September 2009
  • Status—CLOSED, analysis of responses in progress

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Moving toward a fairer fee policy

A new structure is required to ensure that the allocation of the cost of regulation is fair in the light of firm-based regulation and the introduction of legal disciplinary practices. We are proposing a shift from allocating the cost only among individuals to allocating part of the cost to regulated firms. Please tell us your views.

  • Start—30 June 2009
  • End—28 September 2009
  • Status—CLOSED, report on responses available

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An agenda for quality

We are inviting a wide-ranging debate with users of legal services, legal professionals and other stakeholders about the best ways to maintain and improve the standard of quality of legal services provided by solicitors and the firms in which they practise.

  • Start—2 June 2009
  • End—2 September 2009
  • Status—CLOSED, analysis of responses in progress

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Regulating alternative business structures

We are interested in your views on our proposed approach to regulating alternative business structures (ABSs). ABSs will enable lawyers and non-lawyers to share the management and control of a business which provides reserved legal services to the public.

  • Start—1 June 2009
  • End—31 August 2009
  • Status—CLOSED, report on responses available

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