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    Time for a Welsh jurisdiction?

    Lord Justice Lloyd-Jones, Supreme Court justice and Welshman, recently said that radical steps are essential to deal with the growing inaccessibility of the law in Wales due to the growing divergence between English and Welsh legislation.He's called for 'prompt action'. How did we get here?

    21 March 2018

    Struggling families disqualified from justice despite Supreme Court verdict

    Poverty-hit families are being denied vital help to fight eviction, tackle severe housing disrepair and address other life-changing legal issues, the Law Society of England and Wales revealed today.

    20 March 2018
    Press release

    SQE, data protection and the Spring Statement

    This week Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP will be appearing before Hilary Benn's Exiting the EU Select Committee on Thursday to give evidence on the progress of the Brexit negotiations.

    20 March 2018

    Disqualified from justice: Legal aid means test report

    Research from the University of Loughborough, commissioned by the Law Society, has found that the legal aid means test is preventing families in poverty from accessing justice.

    20 March 2018

    Women in law roundtable discussions across the regions

    The Law Society, alongside the Women's Lawyers Division, has launched a programme of work that aims to achieve equality for women within the legal profession both in our jurisdiction and internationally, with three main objectives, outlined here.

    19 March 2018

    New resources to support anti-money laundering vigilance

    The bulk of law firms are doing what is needed to tackle money laundering. This sums up the findings of a recent review of fifty firms by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

    15 March 2018

    North Korea made $200m in cryptocurrencies last year

    A former US National Security Agency officer claims that North Korea may have made over $200m in cryptocurrency trading last year.

    15 March 2018

    Spring Statement, early advice and LASPO

    Yesterday the Chancellor Rt Hon Phillip Hammond MP delivered the Spring Statement.

    14 March 2018

    Video case studies

    We sat down with some of the amazing winners and highly commended firms from the 2017 Excellence Awards to talk about their outstanding entries.

    12 March 2018

    Proposed register of overseas beneficial owners

    The Law Commission have published a call for evidence on commonhold. This is the first step in their project to reform the law of commonhold.

    7 March 2018
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