The CLC has regulated licensed
conveyancers in England and Wales for over 25 years.
More recently we have extended our regulatory expertise
to cover other legal services including probate and
Alternative Business Structures.
Our mission is to protect the public
interest, provide consumer choice and to promote
effective competition in the legal services market. We
do so by setting entry standards and regulating
providers to deliver high quality, accessible legal
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23rd May 2014: CLC on Firm Footings
The CLC is today publishing its Financial Statements for 2013. <Read more.>
23rd May 2014: Conveyancing Apprenticeship: Round Two Consultation
The Consortium of employers that is developing the new conveyancing apprenticeship is seeking views on the latest draft of the apprenticeship standard and day one outcomes. <Read more.>
23rd May 2014: Data about the CLC regulated community
In line with LSB expectations, the CLC is today publishing core data about the regulated community in a format that is accessible to providers of comparison websites. <Read more.>
21st May 2014: Regulatory Fees 2014/15: have your say
The CLC is consulting on the setting and collection of regulatory fees for the 2014/15 period. We are asking the regulated community for their views. The consultation closes on 27th June.
19th May 2014: Consumer Contract Regulations 2013
The Consumer Contract (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 (SI 2013/3134) apply to contracts entered in or after 13 June 2014.
8th May 2014: CLC Statement on Legal Ombudsman report ‘Complaints in Focus: Stamp Duty’
The Legal Ombudsman’s report published today 8th May 2014 Complaints in Focus: Stamp Duty throws further light onto an issue that the Council for Licensed Conveyancers has been raising for some months with HMRC, the Land Registry and our regulatory partners. <Read more.>
7th May 2014: CLC urges government not to give up on legal services modernisation
The Council for Licensed Conveyancers was disappointed with the Ministry of Justice’s announcement that it plans to do nothing more in relation to the review of regulation of legal services on 1 May 2014.
We are surprised that a review under the Red Tape Challenge deregulatory agenda is not able to identify any measures that could be changed as part of a portmanteau deregulation bill. But even without primary legislation, the consumer benefits of further modernisation could be considerable. The Legal Services Act 2007 needs more time to bed down, but the Legal Services Board and front line regulators should be working together with the support of the Ministry to remove obstacles to change and improvement.
25th April 2014: CLC consults on greater openness and transparency in regulation
* Presumption in favour of publication of regulatory information
* Greater openness in the interests of the regulated community as well as consumers
* Licensed Conveyancers and stakeholders invited to comment on plans <Read more.>