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Best practice, information, business advice, networking and CPD for small firms and sole practices.
Supporting civil, family and criminal advocates with advice on working with judges and building businesses.
News, best practice, networking and training opportunities for corporate and public in-house lawyers.
Covering civil and commercial litigation and ADR, including litigation funding and costs.
News, guidance, professional development and peer to peer support for students, trainees and 5 years PQE.
Promoting closer links between the profession and key institutions in EU competition law and practice.
Offering relevant news, best practice guidance and advice, career development and networking opportunities.
Covering family and children law and other relevant areas of practice, including immigration, crime and mental health.
Peer to peer support with guidance, career advice and networking opportunities.
Support in all areas of legal practice management for partners and non-solicitor management staff.
Offering relevant news, support and networking opportunities, best practice guidance and advice.
Covering private client law, including wills, probate, estate and tax planning, elderly client and mental capacity.
Supporting solicitor judges with local events and networking opportunities at a national and circuit level.
Covering commercial, residential and landlord and tenant law, including planning, tax, environment and fraud.
Supporting firms and individuals working abroad with practical support, training, information and advice.
Risk management tools and support to comply with regulatory requirements and best practice.
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CPD hours: 6
1 May, London As part of the Law Management Section's commitment to helping your firm survive and thrive, this conference will feature expert speakers who will provide practical advice on steering your firm through difficult times.
CPD hours: 2
7 May, London Learn how to take stock of your career, identify alternative options and plan your route map, with help from Manjula Bray, a specialist in human resources and business psychology.
CPD hours: 5.5
15 May, London Providing expert advice to in-house solicitors on best practice strategies and policies. With tailored workshops, this conference is relevant to all solicitors working in-house, whether you are the general counsel of a global organisation, a public sector lawyer, or a not-for-profit solicitor.
25 June, London In the current economic climate, many practitioners are actively seeking to retrain in other practice areas. The Law Society has developed this one-day training session to help solicitors considering a career move into wills, probate and trusts.
Improve profitability and reduce costs - get the legal quality mark.