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  • Liz Truss Ceremony

    MoJ will press on with £5k small claims limit

    22 November 2016

    The government has confirmed it is pressing on with raising the small claims limit, despite furore from the Law Society and the wider profession.

  • Jackson LJ

    Jackson to lead government review of fixed recoverable costs

    22 November 2016

    Lord Justice Jackson, who has previously strongly advocated a blanket extension of fixed costs, has insisted that he will lead a new review of fixed recoverable costs ‘with an open mind’. 

  • Justice for all

    Law Society: impact of courts and tribunal fees need urgent revisiting

    22 November 2016

    The impact of successive court and tribunal fee increases on access to justice must be assessed by ministers before they reject proposals from legal experts for fee reductions or reversals, the Law Society has urged.

  • whiplash infographic

    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

  • spotlight

    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.

  • SRA

    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.

  • catherine dixon

    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.

  • Law Soc president Robert Bourns at IBA 2016

    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.

  • car airbag

    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.