Corporate report

Ministry of Justice ninth Statement of New Regulation (SNR9)

SNR9 provides an overview of regulations intended to be implemented by government departments between January and June 2015.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Documents

MOJ overview

List of all regulatory measures planned for SNR9

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Details

MOJ SNR9 includes a package of 4 measures as follows:

  • Judicial Review Phase 2: The purpose of this measure is to reduce the incidence of weak judicial reviews by providing better balanced financial incentives to discourage weak or frivolous cases.
  • Ban on lawyers giving inducements to make a claim: The purpose of this measure is to prohibit the offering of inducements or similar rewards as an inducement to make a claim.
  • The Legal Services Act 2007 (The Law Society) Modifications of Functions Order 2015: The purpose of this measure is to harmonise the regulatory regime to eradicate regulatory inefficiency reducing costs for sole practitioners and the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) and possible risks to consumers of legal services.
  • Recovering the costs the Lord Chancellor will incur in meeting the costs of the Legal Ombudsman dealing with complaints about claims management companies (CMCs) from the authorised claims industry: The purpose of this measure is to ensure that the costs incurred by the Lord Chancellor in relation to the Legal Ombudsman expenditure in dealing with CMCs are recovered from regulated CMCs in a fair and proportionate way, ensuring that the fees imposed are not overly burdensome on smaller CMCs.

The Better Regulation Executive at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), who lead on the better regulation agenda across government, have published a cross-Whitehall narrative and a summary of the one-in, two-out (OITO) position by department.

For further information: One-in, two-out: statement of new regulation.

Published 30 December 2014