News and updates

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Changes to your website and e-newsletters


This summer, we are making changes to the Small Firms Division website and e-newsletters

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Fixed costs: MoJ admits plans could hurt small law firms


The MoJ has acknowledged that its proposals for fixed costs could hit smaller firms and increase the risk of professional negligence claims.


Consumer protections swept away by regulator, warns Law Society


The Solicitors Regulation Authority is set to push ahead with changes to the rules governing solicitors.


Financial Benchmarking Survey for small law firms


The Financial Benchmarking Suvey can help focus on the financial performance of smaller firms.

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New legal firms set to top 1,000 this year


Official statistics suggest that more than 1,000 new solicitor firms will be created in 2016.


SRA Handbook consultation


Changes would leave consumers with less protection and could result in a ‘two-tier’ solicitor profession.

About the Small firms Division

Your Small Firms Division is dedicated to meeting the needs of all smaller legal businesses, including sole practitioners.

See our 2019/20 Engagement Programme

  • Law Society responds to independent review of legal services regulation

  • What you need to know about AMLD5

  • Government reviewing IR35 changes

  • Updated anti-money laundering regulations from January 2020

  • SRA drops plans to lower PII

  • Are you ready for the new Standards and Regulations?

  • Future of the legal workforce

  • Law Society releases manifesto for 2019

  • SRA plots transparency sweep as hundreds of firms flout new rules

  • Law Society releases practice notes on SRA Standards and Regulations