Anti-money laundering (AML) guidance has been drafted.
New practice note on Criminal Finances Act 2017.
Compulsory rules to publish reams of information about legal services may mislead clients rather than help them, the Law Society of England and Wales warned today.
The report includes 25 recommendations to government, focusing on issues including increasing children’s access to legal aid, reintroducing legal aid for early advice, and improving Exceptional Case Funding and the legal aid means test
The Law Society has called for an independent government inspector to enforce workplace rights, employment statuses and rights to be clearly defined in a single piece of law, and for large employers to report publicly on their employment practices
News that the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is set to push ahead with changes to the rules governing solicitors has been greeted with dismay by the Law Society.
A move by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) to limit the role of legal advisers to witnesses in fraud investigations has prompted the Law Society to publish guidance for solicitors.
The Law Management Section’s 2017 Annual Conference was held on 20 April. The Gazette reported on the take-home messages of the conference sessions
2016 was a year of strong growth for firms polled in the Law Society Law Management Section (LMS)Financial Benchmarking Survey 2017, which showed a median rise in income of 5.8 per cent for the mid-sized firms that participated.
The biggest news on the tax front is the planned consultation on the tax differences between the employed and self employed, writes Steve Roberts, Tax Director, Armstrong Watson.