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Since 1 February, conveyancing solicitors have been able to make a bonus application under the Help to Buy ISA scheme on behalf of their clients.
The government scheme to give a 40 per cent equity loan came in on 1 February for buyers of properties in London with a purchase price of up to £600,000.
The Law Society is recruiting for both lead facilitators and facilitators for the Advocacy and the Vulnerable training programme.
The Flood risk practice note has been updated in anticipation of the introduction of Flood Re in April and the recent insurance changes to the CML handbook.
The income of firms polled in the 2016 Law Management Section (LMS) Financial Benchmarking Survey has increased for a sixth consecutive year.
We've had further reports of solicitors being phoned by fraudsters posing as bank fraud prevention teams, to steal money from firm client accounts.
The Law Society has published guidance for solicitors to help them adapt to the SRA new learning and development regime, known as 'Continuing Competence'.
FCA announces disciplinary action taken against five individuals and three insurance firms in connection with solicitors' PII schemes.
Law Society has responded to the SRA's statement on regulatory independence.
The Law Society Diversity Access Scheme (DAS) opens for applications today, 3 February.
Law Society response to a speech by Lord Justice Jackson calling for the extension of fixed recoverable costs to apply to all claims valued up to £250,000.
The Law Society has examined the existing requirements in detail and devised options for how the rules could be improved.
A member has drawn attention to a new email being sent to law firms which, if triggered, encrypts the whole of your computer documentation.
The Law Society welcomes the Ministry of Justice's (MoJ) decision to abandon plans for the two-tier criminal legal aid contracting regime.
The Law Society has published a report which brings together new and existing evidence to identify the key drivers for change.
Today the Law Society publishes its report into the future of legal services.
The Court of Appeal will decide whether to overturn a High Court ruling on the lawfulness of government changes to legal aid for domestic violence victims.
Law Society president Jonathan Smithers wrote to The Times, regarding the lord chief justice's report on increased civil court costs and the impact of LASPO.
The Law Society has responded to the news that David Cameron has ordered ministers to take action to clamp down on lawyers pursuing claims against veterans.
An amendment will be made to clause 10 of the Council of Mortgage Lenders'(CML) Handbook on 1 February 2016.
A summary of the Council meeting held on 9 December.
Law Society welcomes proposals put forward by the Migration Advisory Committee and is pleased that its report reflects some recommendations by the Society.
Law Society called on LAA and MoJ to issue an urgent public statement to provide certainty for all involved in the legal aid duty contract procurement process.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) yesterday published a study on the quality of legal legal services for asylum seekers.
The Queen's Counsel Selection Panel invites applications from advocates who believe they meet the competency requirements.
Dr Nicola Nicholls LVO has been appointed to lead the Law Society governance review.
Vice president of the Law Society Robert Bourns delivered a speech at the Enterprise Forum event with the secretary of state for business, skills and innovation.
The Law Society looks forward to working with the Competition and Markets Authority on its study of legal services.
HM Treasury is consulting for only five weeks on the details of the higher rates of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) for purchases of additional residential properties.
Vacancies have arisen for a Council member in each of Constituency No 8 The City of Westminster and No 21 The Welsh Marches.
The Judicial Appointments Commission is seeking expressions of interest from solicitors that would like to sit on its advisory group.
As of 1 January 2016, a new level of protection under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme has been introduced with a limit of £75,000.
From January 2016, Land Registry are changing the way they deal with disputed applications
HM Treasury has published the Conveyancer Guidelines for the Help to Buy: ISA scheme.
The Law Society responds to the draft Investigatory Powers Bill Joint Committee consultation regarding client confidentiality.
As we prepare for the holiday, thoughts turn to those who will be working over Christmas in the service of others.
North-west solicitor Edward Nally has been appointed as the new solicitor member on the QC Selection Panel, following an open competition.
The Law Society has welcomed the government's decision to keep the maximum fee cap in money claims at £10,000.
The Ministry of Justice has laid regulations postponing the restructuring of criminal legal aid fees until 1 April 2016.
The Legal Aid Agency has announced its intention to mandate the CRM14 eForm from 1 May 2016.
Rollout at all Crown court sites will take place from 5 January 2016.
The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) will introduce changes to its handbook on 1 February 2016.
Land Registry Practice Guide 8 Execution of Deeds has recently been updated.
HM Treasury is expected to issue a call for information in the new year in relation to buying a house.
We are looking for LGBT solicitors to be founding members of the LGBT Lawyers Division committee.
The Law Society has again called for explicit statutory protection for legal professional privilege in its evidence to the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill Joint Committee.
On 10 December, Jonathan Smithers, president of the Law Society, delivered a speech at the Law Society's International Human Rights Day reception.
Social mobility and the global competitiveness of UK law could be damaged by the removal of current approved routes to qualifying as a solicitor.
Letter to The Times on International Human Rights Day.
If an LPA made using the old form has not been completed, signed and dated by 1 January 2016, you won't be able to register it with the OPG.
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