Would you be interested in being interviewed by a journalist on either topic and sharing your experiences with other Section members?
The Law Society’s consumer-facing campaign, designed to support solicitors and the legal profession, launched on 1 September
Does your firm allow clients to pay fees by instalments? Does it negotiate credit agreements with third parties for clients or act as an intermediate? If so, the SRA’s proposal that it ceases being a designated professional body in relation to consumer credit activity could impact on your firm. We are opposing the changes
Proposals for sweeping changes to the solicitor rulebook would create a wild west marketplace for legal services.
The Law Society has published a report on the future of legal services
The SRA has updated its Risk Outlook, designed to ensure firms are aware of the risks they may face and help them to plan ahead. The Outlook has been supplemented by reports on AML and bogus firms
SRA set to review the Accounts Rules this spring - let us have your views to form our policy position
The SRA is inviting views on what standards we should expect of solicitors when newly-qualified and subsequently. The consultation is open until 12 January 2015
The consultation looks at redefining the circumstances in which accountants’ reports are qualified, and at changes to the format of the reports. It also considers whether more types of firm could be exempted from the requirement to deliver a report
The SRA published a consultation on proposed changes to the Handbook for solicitor and firm regulation on 1 June. We believe that the proposals, if accepted, will leave clients and consumers with less protection and could result in a ‘two-tier’ solicitor profession