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In new guidance, the Legal Ombudsman (LeO) has urged firms to consider investing in a corporate email solution that can be properly protected rather than web-based solutions.
Law firms risk missing out on significant amounts of business because they fail to properly handle incoming calls and emails, mystery shopper research has found.
Almost £3bn could be stripped from legal sector turnover by 2025 if the UK crashes out of the EU without a deal according to economic forecasts released by the Law Society.
Efforts to persuade legal services consumers to shop around for their lawyer appear to be making little headway.
Regulators have begun a major review of reporting requirements for firms dealing with suspected misconduct by their employees.
The Law Commission is reviewing the anti-money laundering regime in Part 7 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and the counter-terrorism financing regime in Part 3 of the Terrorism Act 2000, in order to make the consent regime more effective
How can you protect your firm from a data breach? We ask Peter Wright, member of the Law Society’s Technology and Law Committee, about the latest trends in cyber and IT security risk in a post-GDPR world
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is pushing ahead with rule changes that will create different tiers of regulation within the solicitor profession. The Law Societry has urged the Legal Services Board (LSB) to reject these proposals.
Cutting back mandatory professional indemnity insurance (PII) for solicitors would be bad for partners, law firm employees and clients alike, the Law Society has said in response to proposals to a Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) consultation.
This consultation is about delivering a strong business environment - a key foundation of the Industrial Strategy - by seeking views on new proposals to strengthen and update the legal framework governing limited partnerships. The views of the following people and organisations would be particularly useful:
The Law Society has put together a briefing for members on the SRA’s current PII consultation.
The 12th annual Excellence Awards promise to be the biggest and most impressive yet, taking place at a striking new venue – Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane, London.
Reducing consumer protection standards in legal services would hurt solicitors and clients alike, the Law Society has said in response to proposals to slash levels of mandatory professional indemnity insurance (PII) cover for solicitors.
Since 2016, the number of organisations launching legal apprenticeship schemes has steadily grown. We asked some to share their insights on the process, and their apprentices to tell us what their experience has been like
The Legal Sustainability Alliance wants to know what you think about the UN’s Global Goals for sustainable development, and other, more wide-ranging sustainability issues
The guidance is aimed at technology, operations or security staff responsible for designing and implementing defences within for medium to large organisations. It outlines a multi-layered approach that can improve your resilience against phishing, while minimising disruption to user productivity
Would you be interested in being interviewed by a journalist on either topic and sharing your experiences with other Section members?
The Law Society has responded to two Solicitors Regulation Authority consultations: ‘Looking to the Future: better information, more choice’ and ‘Looking to the Future: phase two of our Handbook reforms’
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