The Law Society Gazette has published a sponsored supplement on cybersecurity issues for law firms
Proposals for sweeping changes to the solicitor rulebook would create a wild west marketplace for legal services.
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.
Helping clients to make informed choices about legal services that best meet their needs is at the heart of the solicitor profession’s priorities, the Law Society said today as it published a toolkit on price and service transparency
The deadline has been extended to Monday, 12 December.
Your new eLearning portal has arrived. Section members now access their webinars and online learning through the Law Society’s Professional Development Centre
Your Section membership includes four webinars and access to discounted online training from the Law Society. You can now access these through the new Professional Development Centre – your enhanced eLearning portal that enables you to capture all your learning in one free online record.
Have you got an idea for an award category for next year’s Excellence Awards?
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
Plans to review regulation of the legal services market should be put on hold in the wake of the Brexit referendum, the Law Society of England and Wales chief executive Catherine Dixon said today as she gave evidence to the House of Commons Justice Select Committee.
The survey is now open for contributions