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    Law Society practice notes updated

    22 June 2015

    We have recently updated our practice notes on social media; information on letterheads, emails and websites; and outcomes-focused regulation

  • megaphone loudhailer

    Potential changes to complaints procedures in force from 9 July

    15 June 2015

    On 9 July 2015, the UK will be required to comply with the EU directive on alternative dispute resolution. If the Legal Ombudsman is successful in its application to become an approved ADR provider under the directive, solicitors will need to make changes to the information they provide to clients in relation to their complaints procedures

  • Nicola Jones

    After hours

    14 May 2015 By Nicola Jones

    The changes to solicitors’ CPD, from an hours-based to a competency-based regime, are now well under way. Nicola Jones outlines the practicalities of compliance with the new system, and the benefits it can bring for firms and the legal sector

  • Tracey Calvert

    Listen up

    15 February 2015 By Tracey Calvert

    In the second of an occasional series on the business benefits of effective compliance, Tracey Calvert looks at how good complaints-handling can help you make continuous improvements to your business, and how you can achieve this in practice

  • Under cover

    Under cover

    15 February 2015 By Grania Langdon-Down

    After a year when much-heralded proposals to reform the professional indemnity insurance market flared briefly before being snuffed out, will 2015 see any significant changes in the renewal process? Grania Langdon-Down reports

  • suitcase of money

    Anti-money laundering workshops, nationwide (February to April 2015)

    28 January 2015

    These two-hour seminars will help Money Laundering Reporting Officers to build on introductory anti-money laundering training 

  • double yellow lines

    Law Society concerned over potential dual regulation and increased costs

    26 January 2015

    The Law Society has voiced concerns about potential dual regulation of solicitors’ consumer credit activity and the subsequent increase in costs

  • Nicola Jones

    Live and learn

    11 November 2014 By Nicola Jones

    The shift from hours-based CPD to competence to practice, announced in May this year, presents an important opportunity for firms to reassess their learning strategy and ensure it contributes to their business needs. Nicola Jones explains

  • LSB offices, One Kemble Street

    LSB launches consultation on the costs of regulation - closes 28 November

    13 October 2014 Updated: 26 October 2014

    The Legal Services Board (LSB) has launched a survey aimed at gathering lawyers’ views on the costs regulation imposes on them and their businesses, in order to help identify unnecessary burdens that could potentially be removed

  • SRA

    Law Society responds to SRA consultation on client protections

    26 September 2014 Updated: 26 October 2014

    On 1 August 2014, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) put out a call for evidence on client protections. The Law Society has responded to this call for evidence