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    Our parliamentary briefing to MPs ahead of Committee Stage of the EU (Withdrawal) Bill

    Ahead of the EU (Withdrawal) Bill going through Committee Stage of the House of Commons, the Law Society has briefed MPs on key aspects of the Bill.

    9 November 2017

    Parliament continued to take evidence on Brexit: deal or no deal from groups

    The groups included the Confederation of British Industries and Trade Union Congress. The Law Society submitted written evidence to this inquiry last week.

    9 November 2017

    New model leases to simplify commercial transactions

    New short form model leases for use by solicitors to help streamline commercial property negotiations were today released by the Law Society of England and Wales.

    8 November 2017
    Press release

    Thought leadership and policy development events programme November-December 2017

    The Law Society's thought leadership programme of events explores the main issues of importance to the legal profession and brings together representatives from the legal, political, business and third sectors to discuss ideas, opportunities and solutions.

    8 November 2017

    New office leases

    The Law Society has produced two standard short office leases suitable for either the whole or part of a building.

    8 November 2017

    National tragedies, local response

    In 2017 the country has been struck by a series of tragedies. A number of terrorist attacks were followed by the terrible fire at Grenfell Tower. The whole country was united in sympathy for those affected by these events, and wanted to do something to help. The legal community was no different.

    7 November 2017

    100 Years since women became people

    We’re all familiar with the saying ‘men are from Mars and women are from Venus’, less well known is that, not so long ago, women weren’t actually considered people at all!

    1 November 2017

    Long-awaited government review of cuts to civil legal aid welcomed

    News that the government is to review the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) was today welcomed by the Law Society of England and Wales.

    31 October 2017
    Press release

    Lord Chancellor gives evidence on LASPO review and small claims limit

    This week parliament continues to hold evidence sessions on the impact of Brexit and the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, including the Secretary of State for Exiting the EU giving evidence to the EU Lords Committee on the impact of a no deal. Oral Justice Questions and Exiting the EU Questions will also take place on Tuesday and Thursday respectively.

    31 October 2017

    What have we got here then? Companies must police themselves

    Today, company directors need to understand that the law requires them to ensure that their company is required to police itself for good corporate governance. The days have long gone when directors could say that their singular role in life was to maximise company profits, without considering the wider implications of its actions.

    24 October 2017
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