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    HeforShe: Are we ready to change the narrative?


    On 21 February 2018, the Law Society’s Vice-President Christina Blacklaws and International Programmes Manager Lizzette Robleto de Howarth, attended the #HeforShe* seminar organised by UN Women and hosted by Linklaters. The purpose of this session was to discuss how to change the narrative between men and women and to find ...

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    Brexit update: professional and personal implications of the EU-UK negotiations


    On 8 December 2017, the European Council concluded that sufficient progress had been made in the first phase of the negotiations. The main principles agreed by the European Commission and UK Government are outlined in their Joint Report (and further explained in the Joint Technical Note ) and shall ...

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    Training Course: Leadership and Management of a Law Firm - Delivering Excellent Client Service Cost-effectively


    Sign up now for the two-day training from 20 - 21 September 2018

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    Supporting resilience and wellbeing – employer guidance


    The JLD has published guidance for employers on best practice for supporting wellbeing and resilience in the workplace. 

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    Taxing matters


    David McDowell of HMRC outlines the key changes in force from 22 November 2017 to stamp duty land tax and the annual tax on enveloped dwellings

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    The green light


    From April 2018, new regulations will make it significantly harder for landlords to rent property with an energy efficiency rating below ‘E’. Warren Gordon looks at the lease drafting implications, and potential exemptions from the new requirements

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    Think tank


    Clients who are buying or selling a house with a septic tank or small sewage treatment plant need to know about the relevant regulations and their implications – which could include immediate and ongoing costs. William Marriott explains

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    Coded message


    The Solicitors Regulation Authority is set to introduce a new handbook regime, and the changes are the most significant since 2011. Property professionals face some of the most controversial changes. Paul Bennett outlines the proposals and their impact

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    Within reason


    Recent case law and regulations confirm that local planning authorities must give reasons for either granting planning permission or refusing to grant it. Anna Russell-Knee explains what this means for those wanting to challenge a planning decision

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    Just desserts


    How many times have you heard from a client the words ‘I just need your signature’? But beware. Taking declarations and swearing affidavits may simply not be cost-effective, but other, similar activities, may contain significant risk. Peter Rodd explains

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    Common sense?


    The government’s recent announcement about setting ground rents for new leasehold houses and flats to zero may make commonhold a more attractive prospect than it has ever been since its commencement in 2004. James Driscoll explains.

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    Ring in the new year


    In his first Comment of 2018, Property Section chair Warren Gordon looks at the year ahead for residential and commercial property solicitors – and how the Section can help

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    Inclusive Webinar: Ethics and compliance - worlds apart? (OnDemand)


    Pearl Moses discusses putting ethical principles into practice with Mena Ruparel, author of ‘ How to be an Ethical Solicitor’ .

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    Joint oral statement before the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture on "Attacks on lawyers: Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and China”


    On 1 March 2018, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) delivered a joint oral statement before the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, in the framework of the 37th Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. The joint oral statement is titled “Attacks on lawyers: Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and ...

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    Inclusive Webinar: Data obligations for law firms (OnDemand)


    Peter Wright outlines what you need to do to keep up with the requirements of the GDPR and the new Data Protection Act 2018. 

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    Ransomware: is your firm at risk?


    Ransomware continues to dominate the cybersecurity landscape, and law firms are not immune to the threat. Here are some top tips to keep your firm safe.

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    Book review: Legal Training Tooklit


    Helen Carr reviews the recently published Legal Training Toolkit

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    Orchestrating compliance


    Funke Abimbola gives us some insights into her career journey in risk.

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    Competition Section seminar: Achieving professional ambitions in Competition law (10 April 2018, London)

    In this seminar, speakers from different backgrounds and areas of expertise will share their best practical advice for achieving professional ambitions in Competition law. 

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    Bar: county court shake up 'too conservative'


    The Bar Council has criticised government proposals for protecting people from unfair county court judgments (CCJs) as ‘too conservative’ and called for speedier dismissal of claims that have been sent to incorrect addresses.