Law Society Communities

Our communities help you develop in your professional life and make the most out of your Law Society

Find out more

Law Management Section

Regulation and Compliance

consultation book dictionary 390x234

Law Society responds to SRA consultations

13 December 2017

The Law Society has responded to two Solicitors Regulation Authority consultations: ‘Looking to the Future: better information, more choice’ and ‘Looking to the Future: phase two of our Handbook reforms’

megaphone loudhailer

Law Society publishes briefing on SRA consultations

23 November 2017

The Law Society has published a briefing summarising the SRA’s proposals on handbook reform and price and service transparency

Gazette cybersecurity supplement 2017 cover

Gazette publishes cybersecurity supplement

3 October 2017

The Law Society Gazette has published a sponsored supplement on cybersecurity issues for law firms

Better Employment Law report cover

Law Society responds to Independent Review of Employment Practices in the Modern Economy

21 June 2017

The Law Society has called for an independent government inspector to enforce workplace rights, employment statuses and rights to be clearly defined in a single piece of law, and for large employers to report publicly on their employment practices

The Solicitor's regulation authority

Consumer protections swept away by regulator, warns Law Society

15 June 2017

News that the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is set to push ahead with changes to the rules governing solicitors has been greeted with dismay by the Law Society.

The Solicitor's regulation authority

Proposed regulatory changes could erode client protection and create two-tier profession

24 August 2016

The SRA published a consultation on proposed changes to the Handbook for solicitor and firm regulation on 1 June. We believe that the proposals, if accepted, will leave clients and consumers with less protection and could result in a ‘two-tier’ solicitor profession

catherine dixon

SRA Handbook proposals: Catherine Dixon responds

24 August 2016By

The Solicitors Regulation Authority is consulting on major changes to the SRA Handbook. Law Society chief executive Catherine Dixon outlines the risks the proposals present to the legal profession and to clients


City of London Police issues advice for solicitors on preventing scams

3 March 2016Updated: 15 March 2016

The City of London’s Economic Crime Prevention Centre has provided advice for solicitors on tackling scams targeted at solicitors’ firms. The article discusses common types of scams and offers practical prevention advice.

All Updates

jason mitchell 140x96

All above boardSubscription

2 August 2016By

The SRA Code of Conduct obliges law firms to ensure their fees are transparent to their clients. Firms must not be seen to generate secret profits. Jason Mitchell looks at how to maintain compliance


Reform of financial management regulation

27 October 2015By

Crispin Passmore explains how the SRA intends to reform how it regulates financial management in response to changes in consumer and market behaviours 

George Bull

Better safe…Subscription

12 February 2014Updated: 15 October 2014By

The Solicitors Regulation Authority’s focus on financial stability is part of a wider change to the regulatory environment, and what compliance means in practice. George Bull explains how to assess your firm against the regulator’s risk indicators

Managing for Success February 2013 cover image

Managing for Success February 2013Subscription

8 February 2013Updated: 24 October 2014

This edition features the Financial Benchmarking Survey, ABSs, retirement planning, regulatory change, a business health check, data protection, client care letters, PR, change management, risk management, fees for PI work, and pensions auto-enrolment  

Managing for Success August 2012 cover image

Managing for Success August 2012Subscription

6 August 2012Updated: 24 October 2014

This edition features ABSs, becoming a niche practice, tax planning, legal project management, using your partner reward system to achieve competitive advantage, and the challenges for legal businesses of the move towards paperless courts  

Managing for Success May 2012 cover image

Managing for Success May 2012Subscription

8 May 2012Updated: 24 October 2014

This edition features the LMS Financial Benchmarking Survey, how to access and use business intelligence, the Lexcel and the Excellence in People standards, ABSs, leadership, compliance planning, whistleblowing, and lean techniques  

All Features and Opinion

Benefits of Membership*

Law Management Section renewals

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

The current Section Engagement Programme has been created in consultation with the Section Committee and will focus on key issues including:

  • Practice Management
  • Talent Management
  • Financial Management
  • Staffing Models
  • IT
  • Client Focus
  • Cyber Security

These issues will be addressed through a range of activities including: Webinars, Magazines, Regional Forums, Seminars, a Conference, Website, E-newsletters and a LinkedIn Group.

*See Section terms and conditions

Join today