Law Society blog
Here are all the posts from April 2017.
28 April 2017
With the country going to the polls on 8 June, the Law Society has established our priorities for the next Government on law and justice. We will be releasing a full vision for law and justice next week. One of the priorities will be maintaining legal certainty for Brexit.
25 April 2017
Data from the Law Management Section’s 2017 Financial Benchmarking Survey shows continued improvements for most participants, but there are warning signs that some practices are slipping back into bad habits, warns Andy Harris
24 April 2017
Last Tuesday, the prime minister announced that she will be asking Parliament to vote for a general election on 8 June. On Wednesday, the House of Commons surpassed the two thirds majority needed to approve the motion by 522 to 13.
19 April 2017
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19 April 2017
On Tuesday 18 April the prime minister took Westminster and the country by surprise in announcing that she will be tabling a motion to the House of Commons to call for a General Election. On 19 April the House of Commons surpassed the two thirds majority needed to approve the motion by 522 to 13 and approved that a General Election will take place on 8 June.
18 April 2017
There’s one big thing that’s killing our ability to focus and give our work the attention it requires: digital distraction — the overwhelming bombardment of text messages, emails, pop-ups, news feeds, and updates from which it is almost impossible to hide.
11 April 2017
Negotiating might be central to a solicitor’s role, and to be a good negotiator you need to be able to hone your selling technique. Ciarán Fenton provides a 3-step guide
10 April 2017
The House of Commons and House of Lords are both on recess. The House of Commons will return on Tuesday 18 April. The House of Lords will return on Monday 24 April.
06 April 2017
Plans to ban personal injury firms advertising in hospitals in England are short sighted and counter productive, says the Law Society's head of the Justice Team, Richard Miller.
04 April 2017
Legal Walks happen through the year and throughout the country. The London Legal Walk is only 6 weeks away. Have you got your team in place and began your fundraising? If not, now’s the time. Bob Nightingale offers his top tips.
03 April 2017
This week the House of Commons will begin its Easter recess and will return on Monday 18 April. The House of Lords will continue to sit with a number of motions on Brexit and evidence sessions on co-operation with the EU on criminal justice and security.