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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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In a preview from the Civil Justice Section's quarterly newsletter, Stratos Gatzouris looks at the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill's infamous 'fundamental dishonesty' clause in detail and considers how it might operate in practice.
This project uses the anniversary to inspire school-age children and foster their aspirations to future careers in legal and civic professions. The Junior Lawyers Division is a proud supporter of the project and would encourage all members to get involved.
CPD hours: 1
17 November, London To be effective in their decision-making, boards need the best advice and the best information they can get. In this discussion session, speakers consider the ways in which boards can access that advice.
CPD hours: 4
18 November, Leeds Book your place now for the Small Firms Division's flagship event. Featuring specialised speakers providing practical advice on staying ahead in a competitive market, this is a must-attend conference for all small-firm solicitors.
CPD hours: 2
Wednesday 17 December, London An increasing numbers of solicitors are choosing to follow a career in-house. This workshop will examine the challenges faced by in-house solicitors and provide practical ‘top tips‘for enhanced performance, increased efficiency and greater effectiveness.
CPD hours: 1
26 November, online This webinar will summarise some key developments in relation to: compliance with court rules and orders post-Mitchell; costs budgeting; disclosure and privilege; offers and settlement; and service and enforcement.
CPD hours: 1.25
November 2014 to March 2015, London, Birmingham, Manchester These 12 regional evening seminars cover a range of topics relevant to busy private client practitioners and are conducted by lecturers who are acknowledged experts in their fields.
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