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What next for unbundling?

13 October 2016

In the last part of our annual series celebrating the nominees for the Solicitor Advocate of the Year award at the Law Society’s Excellence Awards, Robin Denford describes how a recent case has changed his attitudes towards the unbundling of services - is more explicit guidance for solicitors needed?


CMA request for information on reserved activities - Law Society response

5 October 2016

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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Important: Accessing your Section webinars from November 2016

5 October 2016

Your Section membership includes four webinars and access to discounted online training from the Law Society. From November 2016, you will access these through the new Professional Development Centre – your enhanced eLearning portal that enables you to capture all your learning in one free online record.

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Professional Development Centre: The home of legal learning

5 October 2016

Change is coming. From November, members will access their webinars and online learning through the Law Society’s new eLearning portal.

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As a Section member, you're entitled to four webinars as part of your membership, available live and on-demand

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Webinar: Conducting care proceedings in the Family Court (18 May 2016)

This webinar, inclusive in Advocacy Section membership for 2016, will give a practical overview and advocacy tips, including on threshold, evidence, fact-finding and expert witnesses. Listen now!

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Webinar: New SRA regime, CPD and continuing competence - what do you need to know? (24 June 2016)

22 September 2016

The new SRA regulations on continuing professional development for solicitors have changed, and you will have to complete an annual declaration that you have undertaken enough learning and development to remain competent. This webinar, offered at a 20 per cent discount to Advocacy Section members, will give you an in-depth understanding of how to start planning now for continuing competence. 


Webinar: Advanced guide to unbundling legal services - implementation and delivery toolkit

22 September 2016

View this webinar and discover how to build a successful strategy to implement unbundled legal services, including assessing the benefits of unbundling, developing a marketing strategy to promote the advantages to clients and internally, and learn risk management techniques. 

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The Advocacy Section will provide you with support, advice, networking opportunities and enable the sharing of best practice with peers.

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  • Better case management

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