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Excellence Awards nominations deadline extended
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
On Saturday 25 June, the Law Society will be leading a group of legal sector representatives at the Pride in London parade.
Law Society chief executive Catherine Dixon responds to the Legal Services Board's Cost of regulation report.
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.
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.
BBC London News interviewed Law Society head of legal aid Richard Miller for its report on the impact of cuts to civil legal aid.
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.
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.
The Law Society today welcomed a report from the SRA confirming that 'the overall picture is positive' for solicitors' anti-money laundering compliance.
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.
It was incorrectly reported that the Law Society shortlisted QC John Beggs for a Barrister of the Year award.
The Ministry of Justice seeks responses from civil and criminal practitioners to a pre-consultation questionnaire on remuneration for contempt proceedings.
HMRC have said that from 4 July local authorities will be required to charge VAT on CON29 and CON29O searches.
The Mortgage Credit Directive was implemented in the UK on 21 March and the certificate of title was updated to reflect the changes.
The Law Society's revised CON29 and CON29O forms will go live on 4 July 2016.
The content of the CON29DW has been updated to reflect changes to legislation impacting the water industry.
The Bank of England has confirmed that the CHAPS payment system will be staying open later from 20 June.
The Law Society has issued a joint statement on anti-corruption with professional bodies from the legal and accounting sectors.
Dying Matters Awareness Week encourages people to think about the things they leave behind, but what about digital assets such as online accounts and digital media?
A group of professional bodies today pledged to continue their work to tackle bribery and corruption, as world leaders gather in London for a summit.
Land Registry has launched a consultation on the draft Local Land Charges Rules 2017.
The best way to bring down the cost of clinical negligence claims to the NHS is to reduce the harm caused to patients by negligent NHS care.
Lasting power of attorney enable you to choose to give someone you trust the power to act on your behalf in situations which you have identified.
Forget to make a will, and when you die you could leave a sea of problems for your already bereaved family and friends, the Law Society warned today.
A call for urgent action to secure the release of two Turkish lawyers unlawfully and arbitrarily detained was today submitted to the United Nations.
Law Society chief executive Catherine Dixon today said that we are concerned that the proposed changes may have the effect of hampering access to justice.
We are inviting volunteers to participate in a twinning project to connect solicitors in the UK with those working in less developed countries.
Law Society president Jonathan Smithers wrote to the Financial Times, regarding the European Convention on Human Rights.
On 27 May, Land Registry will change the PO Box and DX addresses of its central scanning centre.
A report by Transform Justice suggests that miscarriages of justice and long delays in the criminal justice system are becoming more common.
For the second year running professional indemnity insurance (PII) renewal went smoothly for the vast majority of firms, our 2015-16 PII survey has found.
We have published a short history of the Law Society and 113 Chancery Lane.
The Law Society today announced the results of its 2016 presidential elections. Christina Blacklaws will take office as deputy vice president in July.
We have published a survey to learn more about how members record their time and discover which members are already using J-codes to time record
The annual general meeting of members of the Law Society will be held at the Society's Hall on Thursday 14 July at 14:30.
On Wednesday 20 April, practitioners and parliamentarians came together to discuss the legal implications of a vote on 23 June to leave the EU.
The number of practising solicitors is on the up, according to the Law Society of England and Wales Annual Statistics Report for 2015.
The Law Society has responded to the ministerial statement on civil legal aid.
The Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) has been asked to recommend 18 candidates for the post of deputy district judge (Magistrates' Court).
The judges for this year's Excellence Awards represent the best of the profession.
While we support plans to speed up the introduction of legislation tackling tax evasion, enough time should be given for proper consideration and scrutiny.
The Law Society has responded to news that the MoJ plans a six-fold rise in fees for people challenging immigration/asylum decisions.
On 5 April, president of the Law Society Jonathan Smithers delivered a speech during a joint seminar with the French National Bar Council.
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