21 April 2018

Licensing Authority application

We have recently submitted our application to the Legal Services Board to become a licensing authority for organisations that include non-lawyers as owners or managers - known as "alternative business structures" (ABSs). If we are successful it will mean that barristers will be able to join non-lawyers in a business or entity and continue to be regulated by us. We see this as an important step in giving barristers greater flexibility in the way that they provide legal services and in opening up the market to greater choice for consumers.

You can read our full application on the LSB's website.