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
The Law Society has joined forces with leading claimant solicitors representing victims of personal injury in a strategic alliance
The EU referendum result will lead to a surge in demand for legal expertise and guidance. Membership communities may be affected differently and we are looking into that on your behalf.
Master of the rolls calls for the scope of fixed costs to be extended to deal with costs which are ‘far too high’.
Personal injury lawyers are urging the government to commission independent research about insurance fraud
We are recruiting for chief assessors and panel assessors for our new accreditations, which will be launched later this year
The government must now urgently assess the cumulative impact of court and tribunal fee increases on access to justice in England and Wales and on the competitiveness of London as a centre for dispute resolution, the Law Society of England and Wales urged today, welcoming the Justice Select Committee (JSC) new report on fee increases