The report includes 25 recommendations to government, focusing on issues including increasing children’s access to legal aid, reintroducing legal aid for early advice, and improving Exceptional Case Funding and the legal aid means test
The deadline has been extended to Monday, 12 December.
The results of the Law Society Law Management Section’s 2016 Financial Benchmarking Survey have recently been published. Andy Harris provides an overview.
Chief executive Catherine Dixon welcomed the report but highlighted the need for a consistent level of protection for consumers, no matter who is providing the legal service
Our consultation exercise will help us refine our policy position on alternatives to client accounts and will inform discussions with the SRA and the Legal Services Board
SRA set to review the Accounts Rules this spring - let us have your views to form our policy position
The income of firms polled in the 2016 Law Society Law Management Section (LMS) Financial Benchmarking Survey has increased for a sixth consecutive year, with a median rise last year of 5.4 per cent, despite a challenging year
The Law Society has published a practice note aimed at helping law firms recover if they have fallen victim to a client account scam
The focus will now be on an application to the Court of Appeal to get an extended stay from them pending the appeal. The Criminal Law Solicitors’ Association and the London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association are leading on the injunction
The Law Society has voiced concerns about potential dual regulation of solicitors’ consumer credit activity and the subsequent increase in costs