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ICAEW's application to regulate and license further reserved legal services

We have applied to the Legal Services Board (LSB) to become an approved regulator and licensing authority for the further reserved legal services of;

  • conduct of litigation*;
  • rights of audience*;
  • reserved instrument activities*;
  • notarial services; and
  • administration of oaths.

* Restricted to taxation services only.

ICAEW is eligible to apply under the Legal Services Act 2007. We submitted our application to the LSB on 20 July 2016 after a three-month consultation which closed on 6 May 2016.  

We hope to be able to authorise firms and license ABSs within 12 months (subject to the LSB’s timetable).

Find out more

If you would like further information on our application to the LSB, please call our Technical Advisory team on +44 (0)1908 248 250.

To receive updates about our application, please complete the form below. If our application is successful we will also send you details about how to apply and our pilot application process.

Please note, all fields with an asterisk (*) are required to submit the form.

Using your personal information

We will treat your personal information in accordance with data protection legislation. We will use your information to keep you informed about ICAEW’s application for reserved legal services. If our application is successful, we will also use your information to invite you to take part in the proposed application pilot scheme.

We may transfer your information outside the European Economic Area (EEA) eg, to one of our offices. These countries may not have similar data protection laws to the EEA, so if we do transfer your information we will take the necessary steps to ensure that your privacy rights are still protected.

For more information about our data protection policy please go to icaew.com/dataprotection.