The House of Lords EU Internal Market sub-committee’s have setup an enquiry into Competition law after Brexit, and the Law Society would appreciate your urgent input; our deadline is Friday 1 September.
Get an insightful view into the Oct 2016 – Nov 2017 Competition Section advisory committee Chair Stephen Smith, partner in the Competition team at Bristows.
In light of Brexit, it is worth Competition practitioners familiarising themselves with this new Law Society practice note on Legal Professional Privilege.
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.
Your new eLearning portal has arrived. Section members now access their webinars and online learning through the Law Society’s Professional Development Centre
A brain drain of EU law students would damage universities and our profession.
On 27 October, Mickaël Laurans, Head of the UK Law Societies Brussels Office, gave evidence to the Housel of Lords’ EU Internal Market Sub-Committee.
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 Horsfall Turner essay prize is a prestigious award given to the best essay submission on a given topic every year. The competition is now closed – judging in progress
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
Law Society chief executive Catherine Dixon speaks about the implications of the EU referendum for Competition and Regulatory Lawyers.
An interim report into the legal services market was released today by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) prompting the Law Society of England and Wales to welcome the conclusion that no formal market investigation is needed.
This video from the CMA shows practical guidance in regards to what legal and illegal retail price fixing looks like
Resale Price Fixing or RPM, is a form of vertical price-fixing where a supplier restricts the ability for a retailer to determine the prices at which it will resell the supplier’s products, for example by requiring the retailer to sell at a particular price or only above a minimum price.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has written (11 April 2016) to the European Commission outlining its concerns about the proposed merger between Hutchison 3G UK and Telefonica UK and proposed remedies.
On the 15 March the Law Society publish this practice note which is aimed at solicitors, solicitors’ firms, legal consultants and in-house lawyers whose activities bring them into contact with the European institutions (especially the European Commission and the European Parliament).
Our position is that, to support and protect the public, regulation of legal services should be simpler, better, and continue to be independent of the state
The Competition and Markets Authority is constantly developing new resources to help small businesses better understand and comply with competition law.
The Law Society has published a detailed report looking at the impact of potential changes in the UK’s relationship with the rest of the European Union, through the legal lens. It includes a section on the specific impact on competition and state aid law
Catherine Dixon has written for the Law Society blog on the Society’s latest work on economic modelling of the impact of a possible UK exit from the European Union on the legal services sector.
The Competition and Markets Authority and Department for Business, Innovation & Skills are seeking views on the government’s proposed new strategic steer to outline the priorities for the CMA during this parliament – we encourage you to input to this.
The Brussels Office of the three Law Societies is offering trainee solicitors from the UK a unique opportunity to undertake a six-month secondment in the Brussels Office, commencing in September 2015