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
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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’
As part of our cybersecurity and scam prevention support for law firms, we’ve launched a weekly email digest of cybersecurity news relevant to the legal sector – sign up now
The Law Society has published a briefing summarising the SRA’s proposals on handbook reform and price and service transparency
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