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Westminster weekly update: Treasury Sub-Committee take evidence on the conduct of tax enquiries

12 July 2018

The start of the parliamentary week had the Treasury Sub-Committee scheduled to take evidence on the conduct of tax enquiries and resolution of tax disputes with representations being made by Reed Smith LLP and Capital Law.

Westminster weekly update: Richard Atkinson gives evidence on the Counter Terrorism and Border Security Bill

05 July 2018

Last week, Richard Atkinson, Co-Chair of the Law Society’s Criminal Law Committee, gave evidence on the Counter Terrorism and Border Security Bill and set out our concerns around access to a lawyer and new powers to seize privileged material.

Westminster weekly update: Law Society’s Executive Director of External Affairs gives evidence to the Lord Liaison Committee

14 June 2018

Yesterday in the House of Lords, the Law Society’s Executive Director of External Affairs, Robert Khan, gave oral evidence to the Lord Liaison Committee’s review of Lords’ committees and made important points on pre and post legislative scrutiny and the role of the committees in examining secondary legislation post Brexit.

Westminster update: Lord Chancellor questioned by Constitution Committee

16 May 2018

This week in the House of Lords, Dr Helena Raulus, Head of the UK Law Societies' Joint Brussels Office will give evidence to the EU Justice Sub-Committee on Brexit and civil justice co-operation. 

Is it worth it? Trainee legal aid solicitor qualified in 2018

02 May 2018

I had decided, from quite a young age, that I would like to be a solicitor. I saw it as a well-respected profession and felt that the role comprised a set of skills that would stay with me throughout my working life.

Our campaign for the reintroduction of legal aid for early advice

13 December 2017

Access to justice is a fundamental principle of democratic societies, which shapes much of our work. Whether it is our work supporting pro bono initiatives, or our campaigning on legal aid deserts, we work tirelessly to ensure the justice system is accessible to all. 

How to fundraise for a Legal Walk: 6 top tips

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.

A look at 2017: Access to justice

05 January 2017

In the first in a series on the key issues concerning solicitors in 2017, Robert Bourns looks at threats to access to justice.

The Investigatory Powers Bill and legal professional privilege

07 November 2016

Alexandra Cardenas discusses the third reading of the Investigatory Powers Bill and the strengthening of legal professional privilege.

Reviewing the implications of Brexit

17 October 2016

Alexandra Cardenas takes a look at the latest Brexit-related events and the implications for the UK justice system.

Provision of justice must never be a revenue-raising exercise

05 May 2016

The proposed plans to increase tribunal fees, the success of the Rights of Women legal challenge and progress on the UN Business and Human Rights principles - these are just a few of the highlighted issues in this month's president's blog. 

London Legal Walk: supporting access to justice

27 April 2016

Bob Nightingale explains how London’s solicitors are helping the poorest and most vulnerable people in the region.

Frictions over legal aid

22 April 2016

Alexandra Cardenas discusses the legal aid residence test and the judicial review challenge to domestic violence evidence requirements.

Implementation of court closures gets underway

04 April 2016

With parliament in recess, Alexandra Cardenas highlights the latest legal aid statistics and provides an update on court closures.

President's video blog: February 2016

25 February 2016

This month, Jonathan Smithers updates you on the government's consultation on separating regulators from representative bodies, the Ministry of Justice court closures, his recent appearance in front of the justice select committee, and the end of two-tier criminal legal aid contracts.

Duty contracts: a change of heart

29 January 2016

Richard Messingham considers the scrapping of the controversial duty contracts scheme for criminal legal aid.

President's video blog: November 2015

26 November 2015

Jonathan Smithers shares how you can find out more about how we will be representing, promoting and supporting members following the launch of our new strategy.He also talks about the latest updates on the recommended minimum salary for trainee solicitors, criminal legal aid duty contracts and the justice committee's report on the criminal courts charge.

Osborne juggles spending review

13 November 2015

Richard Messingham considers the difficult choices ahead for both George Osborne and David Cameron.

Reflections on the Magna Carta exhibition

11 November 2015

Sarah Austin reflects on her background and discusses her contribution to the Supreme Court's Magna Carta exhibition.

President's video blog: October 2015

29 October 2015

Jonathan Smithers reflects on his first 100 days and the annual Law Society Excellence Awards that took place on 22 October. He also discusses problems with criminal legal aid contracts.Looking forward to the month ahead, he talks about the impact that solicitors’ pro bono work has, as National Pro Bono Week takes place during the first week of November.

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