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
Proposals to curtail the ability of ‘McKenzie Friends’ to recover fees in the wake of a successful court action were today backed by the Law Society, which warned that the LSB and SRA were wrong to suggest legal aid cuts could be offset by unleashing non-professionals on the courts
We robustly oppose the government’s plans to remove the right to recover general damages for soft-tissue injuries. Speaking at the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers’ annual conference, Catherine Dixon spoke of our concerns that the proposed changes may have the effect of hampering access to justice for those seeking to claim compensation for injuries they have suffered through no fault of their own
The president of the Supreme Court delivered a speech on the evolving role of technology in the legal process and its effect on the practice of law