At a board meeting this week (8 June 2021), the Legal Services Board (LSB) explored proposals relating to digital registers of legal professionals and businesses. It was decided its priority would be the creation of a single digital register of authorised persons, with the “principal benefit… likely to be providing the raw materials that will enable digital comparison tools to grow”.

In 2016, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) conducted a market study which recommended regulators explore the creation of a single register. The following year, a data mapping exercise was undertaken across all regulators and a “joint technical piece of work” recommended to build on the data...

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