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On 7 October, Jonathan Smithers, president of the Law Society, delivered a speech at the International Bar Association (IBA) conference in Vienna.
Help us illustrate the impact of the government's proposals to introduce fixed costs for claims up to a value of £250,000.
Our consultation response reflects solicitors' views on the likely adverse impact of the proposed closures.
On 1 October, Jonathan Smithers, president of the Law Society, delivered a speech at the Opening of the Legal Year breakfast.
The Law Society has submitted written evidence to the Justice Committee inquiry into courts and tribunal fees and charges.
The outcome of the criminal legal aid duty provider tender will be delayed until 15 October.
On 30 September, Jonathan Smithers, president of the Law Society, delivered a speech at the Opening of the Legal Year dinner.
The second edition of the LPE1 form was released today along with the introduction of a buyers leasehold information summary (LPE2).
The building society has announced that in order to be considered for membership of its panels, firms must be Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) accredited.
The proposals include the removal of all but one of LeO's time limits and the extension of the remaining time limit.
The legal services sector would be disproportionately disadvantaged compared to the whole UK economy if the UK were to leave the European Union.
UK must be able to recruit skilled lawyers from outside the EEA if London is to retain its pre-eminent position as a global centre of legal excellence.
The Law Society of England and Wales is delighted to announce that Baroness Helena Kennedy QC will be the keynote speaker at the Law Society Excellence Awards.
A summary of the Council meeting held on 22 September.
A new report shows the range of possible economic effects of a UK withdrawal from the EU on the legal sector.
The Consumer Code for Home Builders' Management Board has launched a review of the code.
Letter to The Independent on extortionate fees and debt collection.
Court fee increases have failed to deliver any tangible improvements in the court service or helped to protect access to justice.
Any move towards choosing new routes for entry to the solicitors' profession must be made following proper consultation with the profession.
This issue looks at advising a buyer where the seller is insolvent, mitigating professional negligence claims, property law changes in Wales, and more.
Solicitors' role in protecting human rights is key when advising UK companies on their conduct at home and abroad, the Law Society will say today.
The Law Society is delighted to announce the eleven awardees of this year's Law Society Diversity Access Scheme scholarships.
The decision ends a period of uncertainty and anxiety within the profession and is excellent news for both solicitors and users of legal services.
Unlawful employment practices will continue to go unpunished unless the tribunal system is overhauled, the Law Society has warned today.
From 7 September, the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) is changing the way it classifies its levels of supervision for deputies.
The Legal Ombudsman withdrew its application to the LSB to become an approved ADR provider under the EU Directive on Consumer ADR.
Jonathan Smithers, president of the Law Society, delivered a speech at the AIJA International Association of Young Lawyers annual event held at the Guildhall in London.
The simplest and most effective way of reducing the cost of clinical negligence claims to the NHS is to reduce the harm caused by negligent NHS care.
A round up of money laundering in the local and national news
The government has announced it has delayed the implementation of the people with significant control register.
Our summary of recent decisions from the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal involving breaches of anti-money laundering requirements.
The Law Society has published its response to the BIS consultation on proposals to help smaller businesses facing contractual disputes with larger companies.
Total number of business deals facilitated by the top 50 UK law firms decreased in the first half of 2015 but there are signs of a pick-up.
Letter to The Independent on criminal court charges.
There are currently two casual vacancies on the Council, one in Merseyside and District, and one in Yorkshire.
Letter to the Guardian on compensation for patients who have been harmed.
The Law Society has published a practice note aimed at helping law firms recover if they have fallen victim to a client account scam.
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How will government proposals to close 91 courts affect you and your clients? View our interactive map.
The Law Society has published research on the health and wellbeing of solicitors.
From 17 August, under-18 public sector young offender institutions (YOIs) will offer up to 30 hours of education to the young people in their care.
Update on recent discussions around alternatives to client accounts.
The finalists for the Law Society Excellence Awards 2015, selected by a panel of senior industry experts, have been announced.
On 31 July, Jonathan Smithers, president of the Law Society, delivered a speech on access to justice at the ABA Conference in Chicago.
Law Society president's speech on the importance of the rule of law and the relevance of Magna Carta in 2015.
Employment tribunal cases have fallen by over 60 per cent since substantial charges were introduced for people wishing to bring a case against an employer.
New report makes recommendations to boost capital markets and attract domestic and international investment in Nigeria.
The Ministry of Justice is consulting on increasing fees for a wide range of court and tribunal proceedings.
The Law Society has replaced the SRA as a signatory to the Voluntary Code of Practice for the Recruitment of Trainee Solicitors.
Increases in court fees announced by the government yesterday amount to a further assault on access to justice for individuals and small businesses.
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