The Legal Services Board of England & Wales has published its annual performance assessment of the eight legal regulators it oversees. Each regulatory body regulates different types of lawyers and service providers, however, all of the bodies have the same obligations under the Legal Services Act 2007.
Each regulator was assessed on five categories: Regulatory approach, Authorisation, Supervision, Enforcement & Well-led.
The assessment identified a number of themes shared by all regulators, chiefly the needs for greater transparency. This is particularly true of the decision-making process, which needs to be outlined better in published documents across the .