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    Proposed hike in probate fees

    Law Society president Joe Egan wrote to The Times regarding the government’s proposal to hike probate fees, which is set to surface again.

    13 July 2017
    Letter to editor

    President Joe Egan delivers his inaugural speech

    On 6 July, vice-president of the Law Society Joe Egan became the 173rd president, taking over former president Robert Bourns. Joe delivered his inaugural speech at the Annual General Meeting, at the Law Society in Chancery Lane.

    11 July 2017

    Taylor review a clarion call for reform of employment law

    The Taylor review makes wide-ranging calls to reform employment law including clarifying workplace rights.

    11 July 2017
    Press release

    Repeal Bill to be introduced to parliament this week

    The Taylor review on modern employment practices will be published on Tuesday. The Law Society contributed to the review with a set of recommendations to ensure that employment law help create better workplaces. The Prime Minister is expected to give a speech.

    10 July 2017

    Legal aid for victims of the Grenfell Tower fire

    Download the Law Society briefing document on legal aid for victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.

    7 July 2017

    Pride this Saturday: fully booked

    All places on the march have now been filled.

    6 July 2017

    Law Society welcomes new president Joe Egan

    Bolton-based solicitor Joe Egan was today inaugurated as the 173rd president of the Law Society of England and Wales.

    6 July 2017
    Press release

    Professional ethics under pressure

    Can lawyers be competitive and act ethically? A panel of experts from the financial, energy, legal and telecommunications sectors discussed these issues and more at an event jointly hosted with the Institute of Business Ethics.

    4 July 2017

    Pride in your law firm, pride in yourself

    In many countries you can be punished by the state, persecuted and even killed just for being LGBT or celebrating LGBT identities. Trans people do not have access to life changing healthcare and are discriminated against under law.

    4 July 2017

    Legal aid barriers deny most vulnerable their fundamental rights

    Cuts to legal aid spending have denied justice to the most vulnerable in society, hit the public purse and damaged the foundation of our justice system.

    29 June 2017
    Press release
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