15 September 2019

Entity regulation at a glance

Entity regulation - key facts and figures


We are now able to regulate organisations owned and managed by barristers and other lawyers.


Your application


Whilst we are not in a position to begin making authorisation decisions until April 2015, please make sure you send your application early, as we are dealing with them on a first come, first served basis.

After registering as a prospective entity you will receive an email containing a link to the entity authorisation application portal, with your unique identification number and password.

You can find more information in the Frequently Asked Questions section of our website, including details of our authorisation process, timelines, costs and fees.


Our contact details


0207 092 6801


Key statistics

Number of officially completed applications so far   8


What type of entities have registered an interest in applying?

Entity type* Number of applicants
Single person 40 
2 to 5 persons 7
6 to 15 persons 1
Unknown 2

* For the time being we will not be authorising organisations that have non-lawyer owners or managers (known as Alternative Business Structures - ABSs). 

However, we do have ambitions to regulate ABSs in the future, subject to a separate application to the LSB.


How do the numbers break down?

Entity location

Number of applicants expressing an interest
Greater London 18
Birmingham 4
Leeds 3
Liverpool 3
Nottingham 2
Rotheram 2
Rest of England 18