Plans to up the small claims limit for personal injury to £5,000 will stop people getting the legal advice they need to bring claims for the compensation they are entitled to, the Law Society warns
As part of its market study into the supply of legal services to individuals and micro businesses in England and Wales, the Competition and Markets Authority has requested information on the role and scope of the reserved legal activities set out in the Legal Services Act 2007. The Law Society’s response sets out the rationale for reserved activities and highlights the importance of these activities to consumers, the economy, the administration of justice, and the wider public interest.
The Law Society has issued a damning critique of the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) proposals for a streamlined code of conduct and – to a lesser extent – its planned overhaul of the accounts rules.
The Law Society has hit back at the Association of British Insurers (ABI) for claiming that solicitors are involved in insurance fraud.
Government plans to extend limits on recoverable costs to more complex cases are ‘totally inappropriate’ and threaten access to justice, the Law Society said today.
An undercover investigation by consumer organisation Which? has thrown the spotlight on motor insurers which increase driver premiums after minor collisions, even though policy holders are blameless.
Changes would leave consumers with less protection and could result in a ‘two-tier’ solicitor profession.
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
We are looking for case studies on low-value personal injury cases to inform our response to the upcoming Ministry of Justice consultation on the small claims limit
The Law Society cautiously welcomes a comprehensive review of the structure of the civil courts in England and Wales conducted by Lord Justice Briggs. The thorough review acknowledges the vital role solicitors play in IT integration and has recommended that cost recovery should be possible for those using the online court