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    Whiplash plans under fire from Law Society

    18 November 2016

    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

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    CMA request for information on reserved activities - Law Society response

    5 October 2016

    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.

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    Chancery Lane hits out at code of conduct reform plan

    20 September 2016

    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.

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    Law Society hits back at the Association of British Insurers

    20 September 2016

    The Law Society has hit back at the Association of British Insurers (ABI) for claiming that solicitors are involved in insurance fraud.

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    Society: fixed costs ‘totally inappropriate’ for high-value cases

    20 September 2016

    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.

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    Motor insurers benefit while access to justice is hit

    14 September 2016

    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.

  • The Solicitor's regulation authority

    SRA Handbook consultation

    1 September 2016

    Changes would leave consumers with less protection and could result in a ‘two-tier’ solicitor profession. 

  • The Solicitor's regulation authority

    Proposed regulatory changes could erode client protection and create two-tier profession

    26 August 2016

    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

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    Request for low value personal injury case studies

    12 August 2016

    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

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    Law Society responds to Briggs online courts proposal

    1 August 2016

    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