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Chief executive Catherine Dixon comments on Legal Services Board (LSB) research into unregulated providers of legal services.
Plans to review regulation of the legal services market should be put on hold in the wake of the Brexit referendum, chief executive Catherine Dixon said today.
Changes to key laws in the wake of Brexit could take years to accomplish, the chief executive of the Law Society of England and Wales said.
Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) sets out the process for a member state to withdraw from the EU.
On 21 June, Jonathan Smithers, president of the Law Society, delivered a speech at the Law Society's Chancery Lane HQ.
Our legal rights and obligations are unchanged in the immediate aftermath of the UK's vote to leave the European Union.
The vote to leave the EU has created a range of legal issues and the solicitor profession is focused on finding solutions.
The CON29 guidance notes have been published. These accompany the updated CON29 forms that have to be used from 4 July 2016.
The legal sector needs to be agile if it is to respond in time to advances in artificial intelligence and machine-learning technology.
The Law Society annual review sets out our achievements in 2014-15.
The Law Society is being consulted on the terms of the Criminal Legal Aid Contract 2017.
The Law Society of England and Wales welcoming the Justice Select Committee new report on fee increases.
The Law Society and the SRA today launched a consultation proposing an individual rate of £290 per solicitor for 2016-17.
We have captured a small number of notable judgements across a range of topical legal points concerning planning and environment.
From Monday 20 June, the CHAPS payment system will be staying open for an hour and forty minutes longer.
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has started to gather more information about the existing arrangements and how they operate in practice.
The Law Society will be leading legal sector representatives in the Pride in London parade on Saturday 25 June.
The Law Society's annual general meeting is due to take place at 14:30 on Thursday 14 July.
We have been undertaking a review of our Clinical Negligence Accreditation and the scheme has now re-launched on 3 June.
The Legal Aid Agency's (LAA) Contract Review Body (CRB) forms part of a contractual dispute-resolution process, leading ultimately to mediation or litigation.
Proposals to curtail the ability of 'McKenzie Friends' to recover fees in the wake of a successful court action were today backed by the Law Society.
Providers holding a Crime Contingency Contract have until 30 June to accept the Legal Aid Agency's (LAA) offer to extend their contract to 31 March 2017.
News that ministers will continue to work with legal professional bodies over LPP has been welcomed by the Law Society.
HMRC have deferred the planned start date for charging VAT on CON29 and CON29O searches
Asylum and Immigration Tribunal fee increases of more than 500 per cent would deny justice to people appealing Home Office decisions, the Law Society warned today.
Law Society president Jonathan Smithers will become the next secretary general of the Law Council of Australia.
Money launderers that made the news June.
The SRA recently published the findings from their thematic review of anti-money laundering (AML) compliance by solicitors.
This year's conference will be held in London on Wednesday 30 November.
The Home Office and HM Treasury have published an action plan for anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist finance.
The large amount of content in this month's newsletter shows there is a heck of a lot going on in AML and financial crime policy.
Law Society chief executive Catherine Dixon said responds to the government’s announcement that it will accept the proposals of the Insurance Fraud Taskforce.
Quinn Direct Insurance Ltd's UK portfolio has now been acquired by Catalina Insurance Ireland Limited, and Lawshield UK Limited are managing claims for them.
The Law Society of England and Wales today vowed to continue to play a full part in the fight against organised crime building to help improve Britain’s already rigorous Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regime.
Concerns have been raised by the Law Society about the proposed membership of a new advisory council of solicitors and barristers chaired by Gary Bell QC.
Law Society responds to Public Accounts Committee report on ‘failing’ criminal justice system.
The nominations deadline has been extended by one week until 3 June.
Law Society chief executive Catherine Dixon responds to the Legal Services Board's Cost of regulation report.
On Saturday 25 June, the Law Society will be leading a group of legal sector representatives at the Pride in London parade.
John Wadham - member of the Law Society of England and Wales' human rights committee has been appointed to chair of the National Preventive Mechanism (NPM).
In the largest ever survey of legal needs in England and Wales, more than 8,000 people responded to Ipsos-MORI's questions about legal issues.
The Law Society Strategy 2015-2018 committed to reviewing the Society’s governance. Council took a further step by considering proposals for change.
The updated Help to Buy: ISA portal will be launched on 23 May.
HMRC is reminding conveyancers to enter code '04' for the ‘type of property’ when the higher rates of stamp duty land tax (SDLT) for additional residential properties are due.
The member handbook outlines the work we do to represent, promote and support solicitors throughout their careers and how we support access to justice.
A gathering of thousands, including solicitors, barristers, and members of the public, took part in a 10km charity walk across London yesterday in support of access to justice.
The Law Society's efforts to create a work place centred on respect and collaboration have been recognised with an accreditation from Investors in People.
Law Society 2015 GC350 study shows that in-house legal teams are growing their influence and credibility, and two thirds of GC now have a seat on the board.
On 6 May, Jonathan Smithers, president of the Law Society, delivered a speech at the Presidents' and Secretaries' Conference.
The Law Society today welcomed a report from the SRA confirming that 'the overall picture is positive' for solicitors' anti-money laundering compliance.
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