News and updates


Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice and updates


We know members will have questions about the implications of COVID-19. We’re keeping the coronavirus situation under review. Our online resources will be updated regularly to reflect the most recent guidance

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Excellence Awards 2020: submit your success stories


The Excellence Awards awards showcase excellence across the legal profession.

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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.

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

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice and updates

  • COVID-19 legal relief initiative

  • IR35 changes delayed to 2021

  • Closure of the Solicitors’ Indemnity Fund

  • IR35 change: rules to apply only to services provided after 6 April

  • Excellence Awards 2020: find out about all the law firm management awards

  • 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