2017Evaluation: ABS and investment in legal services

LSB investigation into investments activity by ABS, including a survey of ABS and interviews with a small number of investors.


Summary report

Main report


ABS Survey data 

2017Prices of Individual Consumer Legal Services 2017

Research into the prices of individual consumer legal services, based on 1,491 telephone interviews with legal service providers, covering the conveyancing, family, and wills, trusts and probate market segments.


Infographic – Conveyancing

Infographic – Family

Infographic – Wills, trusts, and probate

Main report


Data set

Presentation on research findings 


2016Barristers’ perceptions of the public access scheme

Joint BSB and LSB commissioned research involving a survey of 400 barristers and 30 depth interviews with barristers looking at the scale and type of public access work.

Public Access Scheme – Summary

Public Access Scheme – Infographic

Public Access Scheme – Full report

Public Access Scheme – survey data

2016Evaluation: Changes in the legal services market 2006/07 – 2014/15

LSB analysis of the market outcomes associated with the delivery of the regulatory objectives. This covers the period since the LSA was passed and uses a wide range of literature and data to assess progress.

Infographic summarising key findings

Summary report

Main report


Economic advice on the likely impacts of the regulators’ rule changes


2015Innovation in Legal Services

Joint LSB and SRA research into levels of innovation in legal services, capabilities for and barriers to innovation.

Infographic Summarising Key Findings

Legal Services Innovation Codebook
Innovation Dataset 2015
Innovation In Legal Services 2015 Annexes
Innovation in legal Services 2015 Report
Innovation Research Presentation

2014Access to Justice: Learning from long term experiences in the personal injury legal services market

Independent economic investigation into changes in access to justice in the personal injury legal services market over the 1999-2013 period.

Access to Justice: Learning from long term experiences in the personal injury legal services market

2014Divorce data digest

A summary of available data on divorces in England and Wales, to support research activity.

Divorce data digest

2009LDP interviews summary

A summary of small sample of in-depth interviews with organisations that had recently become Legal Disciplinary Practices or recognised bodies.

2009 LDP interviews summary

2013Summary of research findings by LSB

In-house summary of consumer and provider research.

Summary of research findings by LSB

2012Market impacts of the Legal Services Act – 2012 Final Baseline Report

A baseline report that provides a  baseline of the legal services market against the LSA Regulatory Objectives at 2011/2012, before the full impacts of the Legal Services Act have been felt. This final report has been amended following feedback on the interim report.

Impacts of the LSA - Final baseline report
Impacts of the LSA - Interim baseline report

2012Evaluation: How can we measure changes in access to justice?

Discussion paper on measuring access to justice, seeking feedback on 18 proposed indicators for understanding how it changes over time.


Discussion: How can we measure access to justice?
Legal Services Research Centre Conference September 2012

2012Designing Ethics Indicators for Legal Services

Investigation into how empirical research can be used to track ethics across an increasingly diverse legal services market.

Designing ethics indicators for legal services provision

2011A framework to monitor the legal services sector

Economic framework for segmenting the legal services market and monitoring change.

Using the framework
A framework to monitor the legal services sector

2011Alternative Business Structures research review

A review of the potential impacts of ABS using a wide range of research.

ABS research note