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The Law Society has published its response to the discussion paper on unjustified threats in intellectual property.
Richard Messingham considers the difficult choices ahead for both George Osborne and David Cameron.
The Law Society has published its response to the government's consultation on reforms to the taxation of non-domiciles.
The Law Society has published its response to the Intellectual Property Office's consultation on the UK's accession to the Hague Agreement for Industrial Designs.
Richard Messingham reflects on a week when the home secretary Theresa May managed to steer clear of significant controversy when she introduced some long awaited changes to the law on investigatory powers.
The Law Society has published its response to the Law Commission's proposed new scheme to replace the widely criticised deprivation of liberty safeguards.
1,502 solicitors were interviewed by telephone between May and August 2015 and asked about their pro bono work.
Richard Messingham looks ahead to the release of the Investigatory Powers Bill, and considers the issues it brings up around legal professional privilege.
Watch the legal breakfast video discussion about the future legal landscape.
Richard Messingham anticipates a highly active legislative period between now and Christmas now that parliament has returned, and provides an overview of the activity around the Immigration Bill.
The Law Society has responded to HM Treasury’s and HM Revenue and Custom’s consultation entitled ‘Tackling the Hidden Economy’, released on 22 July 2015.
Following a previous consultation in early 2015, the Law Society has responded to HM Treasury’s and HM Revenue and Custom’s consultation entitled ‘Strengthening Sanctions for Tax Avoidance’.
The Law Society has published its response to the government's consultation on reforming the tax and national insurance exemptions for termination payments.
The Law Society has responded to HM Treasury’s consultation on reform of the pensions system ‘Strengthening the incentive to save: a consultation on pensions tax relief’.
The Law Society has responded to the series of consultations published in July 2015 on tackling offshore tax evasion.
The Law Society has responded to the Ministry of Justice proposals to close 91 courts and tribunals in England and Wales.
The Law Society has responded to HMRC’s call for evidence on the use of Deeds of Variation (‘DoVs’) for tax purposes.
The Society has responded to HMRC’s consultation on improving large business tax compliance, published in July 2015.
The Law Society has provided the Justice Committee (the Committee) with evidence in response to its inquiry into courts and tribunals fees and charges.
The Law Society has responded to HMRC’s consultation on performance linked rewards paid to asset managers, published in July 2015.
The Law Society has responded to HM Treasury’s consultation entitled: 'Proposal on using legislative reform order to change partnership legislation for private equity investment: consultation on draft legislation'.
Richard Messingham reflects on the new Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, and provides a précis of the Law Society's party conference activity.
The Law Society welcomes the Ministry of Justice's review of the impact of Employment Tribunal fees.
The Law Society has given evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee reviewing the implementation of the Equality Act in relation to disability.
The Law Society has published its response to the MAC call for evidence on skilled worker migration to the UK.
The Law Society has published its response to the Department for Education’s call for evidence on special guardianships.
The Law Society has published its response to the Family Procedure Rules Committee consultation on vulnerable witnesses and children.
The Law Society has published its response to the Migration Advisory Committee: Review of Tier 2 call for evidence.
The Law Society has responded to MoJ's proposals for the provision and use of financial information when applying for judicial review or a costs-capping order.
The Law Society has set out its concerns about the proposed increases in court and tribunal fees.
Any move towards choosing new routes for entry to the solicitors' profession must be made following proper consultation with the profession.
Richard Messingham introduces the first of a series of blogs focusing on political updates, parliamentary briefings, and what's going on in Westminster.
The Law Society has published proposals to improve the employment tribunal structure - for employees, employers, and the administration of justice.
We have outlined our concerns with the latest SRA proposals.
The Law Society has published its response to the BIS consultation on proposals to help smaller businesses facing contractual disputes with larger companies.
The Law Society has published its response to the Department of Health's pre-consultation on clinical negligence claims.
Anti-money laundering policy adviser Scott Devine goes through the latest policy developments.
The Law Society/Legal Monitor City legal Index tracks publicised business deals facilitated by the top 50 UK law firms, providing a gauge of City firm input into the wider economy.
Find out how you can lobby your MP over government proposals to close 91 courts and tribunals. Our campaigner pack includes a template letter.
The Law Society has published its response to the MoJ consultation on changes to the Victims’ Code.
The Law Society has published its response to the Sentencing Council's consultation on proposals to update the definitive allocation guideline.
The Law Society has published its response to the SRA consultation on the regulation of consumer credit activities
The Law Society has published its response to the Law Commission's consultation on the enforcement of family financial orders.
The Law Society has published its response to the BIS consultation entitled The Persons with Significant Control Register.
During July and October 2014, 1,517 telephone interviews were conducted with PC holders about different aspects of their working lives.
The Law Society has published its response to the Preparatory Committee for the Unified Patent Court's consultation on rules on court fees and recoverable costs.
Several new developments in Wales may affect solicitors.
There are three factors changing the dynamic of parliament which will become increasingly apparent after the House returns from recess on 7 September.
Today the Lord Chancellor Michael Gove made his second major key-note speech in the role where he set out his vision for prison rehabilitation.
An investigation into the potential impact of the SRA's Training for Tomorrow proposals on the global reputation of solicitors of England and Wales.
This week hundreds of solicitors across England and Wales began to strike in protest at the latest wave of legal aid fee cuts.
On Tuesday 23 June Michael Gove used his first speech as lord chancellor to attack what he sees as the inequality of the current justice system.
This is a joint Law Society and Bar Council briefing, shared with legally qualified parliamentarians, on reports into investigatory powers and legal professional privilege.
The briefing was issued in advance of a House of Lords oral question and covers our concerns about the decrease in employment tribunal applications.
Our video discussion on the launch of the Lawyers Against Poverty initiative.
The Law Society has published its response to the BSB's consultation on the Cab Rank Rule.
This week marks the celebration of the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta. On Monday at a speech at Runnymede to mark the exact date of the anniversary.
This briefing was prepared in advance of an oral question in the House of Lords about the regulations for access to legal aid for victims of abuse.
This parliamentary briefing sets out the Law Society's assessment of the role of legal services in trade and investment, ahead of the debate in the House of Lords.
Law Society response to the SRA proposals aimed at reducing unnecessary burdens and costs for regulated firms.
This briefing was shared with members of the House of Lords in advance of an oral question on LASPO.
AML policy adviser Scott Devine provides an update and analysis on developments in the UK and abroad.
This DCLG consultation contained several proposals relating to improving the compulsory purchase process.
The Law Society has published its response to an HMRC consultation document on HMRC penalties.
Recent changes have made it more difficult to get professional legal advice. We think there are ways the government can improve access to legal advice.
Pride in London takes place on Saturday 27 June - join us to celebrate LGBT diversity in the legal profession.
The Law Society has published its response to the EC consultation document on the Prospectus Directive.
The Law Society has published its response to the European Commission's consultation document on a Capital Markets Union.
Read our position paper on tax and the rule of law in response to a government consultation on strengthening sanctions for tax avoidance.
The LSB is concerned that unnecessary restrictions could limit innovation in the market, affect access to justice and create unnecessary red tape.
Law firms' perceptions and experiences of professional indemnity insurance (PII) for the period 2014-15.
In January 2015 HMRC published a consultation document entitled Ensuring a fair contribution from non-UK domiciled individuals: consultation on a minimum claim period for the remittance basis charge.
AML Policy Adviser Scott Devine provides an update and analysis on developments in the UK and abroad.
Our response to the recent Home Office call for information in respect of the current suspicious activity reporting (SARs) regime.
In January 2015, the Law Society and Catax Solutions conducted a survey with solicitors who are involved in commercial property transactions.
We have responded to the FCA's consultation Auditing and ethical standards - Implementation of the EU Audit Directive and Audit Regulation.
More about the implications of the new act for planning and environmental law practitioners.
More about the implications of the act for planning and environmental law practitioners.
We have responded to the government's consultation on the equipment interference and interception codes of practice.
The Law Society has published its response to the DCLG consultation on section 106 planning obligations.
This DCLG consultation sought views on a proposed definition of brownfield land suitable for new housing and the criteria to be applied to define land suitable for new housing.
The Law Society has published its response to draft CPS guidance for prosecutors on speaking to witnesses at court.
We have responded to HMRC's consultation on introducing new measures for serial users of tax avoidance schemes.
The Law Society launched a lengthy campaign calling on the government to make will writing a reserved activity.
The government's current review is your opportunity to help shape the future of the suspicious activity reporting regime.
The Law Society has warned that civil court fee hikes spell disaster for access to justice.
This DEFRA consultation sought views on proposal to enable the secretary of state to recover certain marine licence decisions for determination.
Our research has found that most solicitors find their careers highly rewarding.
Our response to the draft legislation on the enforcement by deduction from accounts (the direct recovery of debt).
The Law Society welcomes the SRA's focus on improving its relationship with sole practitioners and small firms.
Law Society response to proposals to change the way in which decisions on planning and related applications and appeals are dealt with.
The findings of this report draw attention to wider issues around diversity networks and the role these networks play in firms.
The Law Society's response to proposals for the detailed operation of the pre-application processes introduced by sections 15 and 16 of the Planning (Wales) Bill.
Law Society response to consultation paper setting out the Welsh Government's government's proposals to standardise which decisions are delegated to officers.
Law Society response to proposals to change the system of planning fees to ensure local planning authorities have necessary resources.
Law Society response to a consultation paper seeking views on how the Welsh government government could support its existing policies on design and inclusive access.
The SRA is proposing that it ceases being a designated professional body in relation to consumer credit activity. Read our response.
The Law Society's Employment Law Committee has embarked on a project to look at the future of Employment Tribunals.
The Law Society has responded to the Ministry of Justice (MOJ)’s consultation on changes to the Claims Management Regulator’s complaints handling rules.
This submission supplements the Law Society's evidence to the Welsh National Assembly Committee on the principles of the Planning (Wales) Bill.
Read the Law Society's response and analysis of duty provider contract.
The year began with high hopes of a swift conclusion to the 4th Money Laundering Directive to be followed by collaboration with HM Treasury over revisions to the Money Laundering Regulations.
Read the Law Society's response to the MOJ consultation on Guardianship of the Property and Affairs of Missing Persons.
Read the Law Society's response to the SRA consultation on phase 3 of the SRA's Red Tape Initiative.
The Welsh National Assembly's Environment and Sustainability Committee issued a call for evidence on the general principles of the Planning (Wales) Bill, to which the Law Society has responded.
Read our response to HMRC's proposed changes to tax rules surrounding compensation amounts over £1 million: ESC D33.
Read our recommendations to improve the efficiency of criminal proceedings.
Read our response to HMRC's consultation on strengthening the tax avoidance disclosure regimes.
Read our proposals for the chancellor of the exchequer's autumn statement.
Read our response to OTS's consultation on the review of unapproved share schemes.
Our response to the MoJ consultation on the findings of Otterburn Legal Consulting (Otterburn) and KPMG on its proposals in respect of criminal legal aid contracts.
During November 2013 to January 2014, senior representatives from 900 private practice firms were interviewed by telephone about the work and practices of their firm.
Read the Law Society response to the DCLG consultation on planning.
Read the Law Society response to the HMRC consultation, examining the transposition of the Directive into UK law, including policy, technical and operational matters.
The call for evidence closes on Tuesday 30 September. We encourage members to have their say.
Read our response to HMRC's consultation on annual tax on enveloped dwellings (ATED).
Read our response to HMT and HMRC's consultation on stamp duty land tax - rules for property investment funds.
Details of our 2014 consumer campaign.
This summer domestic matters have dominated the AML policy landscape as the Brussels summer recess put paid to any further progress of note on the fourth EU Money Laundering Directive (4MLD).
Read our response to DERFA's consultation on the Flood Reinsurance Scheme.
Our manifesto statement and campaign pack released during the lead-in to the 2015 general election.
Read our comments on HM Treasury's draft Taxation of Pensions Bill and the draft guidance on pensions flexibility.
Letter to The Times on 10 September 2014 by Law Society president Andrew Caplen.
Information about public-facing promotional campaigns.
The Law Society has responded to the HMRC consultation on a fairer way of calculating trust charges
The LAA has published two documents to assist firms that are intending to submit a bid for a duty provider contract: an update on delivery partners and financial assessment, and two examples of duty solicitor rotas.
The Law Society's short-to-medium term forecasting model for real turnover in the legal services sector is based on 6 main economic drivers of growth.
This paper addresses the report of the House of Commons Public Bill Committee on the Modern Slavery Bill and the government's response to it.
The Law Society has responded to the HMRC consultation on the direct recovery of debts
The Society issued a warning following the government's announcement that legislation which affects the privacy and freedoms of the individual should, whenever possible, be subject to full parliamentary scrutiny.
House of Lords debate on the contribution made by the legal systems of this country to the international standing of the UK.
Promoting and protecting access to justice is a constant theme for the Law Society, and a core value uniting our diverse membership. Law Society president Andrew Caplen will focus on this issue during his term.
Read the Law Society's recommendations.
The Law Society has responded to the SRA's second consultation on the proposed changes to the registered European lawyer regime.
The Law Society has responded to HM Treasury's consultation on pensions.
The Law Society has warned that government plans for implementing a capital gains tax charge on non-UK residents are overly complicated.
This report outlines the findings from a set of questions relating to experience of health and wellbeing.
Read our response to the SRA's proposal to remove the requirement for firms to submit an accountant's report.
Read our response to the SRA's proposal to make changes to minimum compulsory professional indemnity cover.
Read our response to the SRA's proposal to relax its regulation of unreserved work within multi-disciplinary practices.
Read our response to the SRA's proposal to change who is eligible to claim on the Compensation Fund.
Law Society response to the ADR resolution directive and online dispute resolution regulation consultation.
The SRA is proposing to change the SRA Compensation Fund Rules 2011 to set out who is eligible to claim on the Compensation Fund.
The SRA is proposing to reform the way that it licenses multi-disciplinary practices.
The SRA plans to make changes to minimum compulsory professional indemnity cover.
The SRA is consulting on changes to reporting accounting requirements.
Email us if you have a question about the contracts and read our list of questions for the LAA.
The first lord mayor’s tax forum brought together more than 250 policy-makers, business leaders, economists and diplomats to discuss the future of corporate taxation in the 21st century.
Law Society Company Law Committee comments on EC consultation response to the FX Financial Instruments.
Law Society response to the FCA Consultation Paper on listing and prospectus rules.
Law Society and City of London Law Society joint response to the FCA Consultation Paper on listing and prospectus rules.
The Law Society's response argues that there are good regulatory reasons for maintaining the existing position.
The Law Society's response agrees that the level at which practitioners can self-certify transfers of residual client balances should be increased to £500.
Law Society response to the SRA's proposal to exempt some European law firms from its entity-based regulatory regime.
Law firms' perceptions and experiences of professional indemnity insurance (PII) for the period 2013-14.
Read the Law Society's response to the SRA consultation on the CPD system.
Read the Law Society's response to the Legal Services Board (LSB) consultation.
The Law Society is concerned by specific aspects of the proposed follower notice and accelerated payment legislation.
The Law Society's response to the government's consultation on Strengthening the regulatory regime and fee structure for insolvency practitioners
The Law Society's response to the SRA consultation on the introduction of a minimum financial strength rating for participating insurers.
The Law Society has responded to the government's consultation on the introduction of a Land Registry service delivery company, warning that the proposals could undermine the integrity of the register.
The Law Society shares many of the aspirations in Land Registry's consultation on wider powers and local land charges.
The Law Society has responded to HMRC's proposed changes to stamp tax for the Finance Bill 2014.
The Law Society's comments on raising the stakes on tax avoidance.
Law Society response to the SRA consultation on Training for tomorrow: regulation review.
Read the Law Society's brief to MPs ahead of a Westminster Hall debate on the future of HM Land Registry.
The Law Society has responded to the report on the Draft Child Arrangement Programme from the Private Law Working Group
The Law Society has responded to the Ministry of Justice's consultation on proposed reforms to court fees.
The Law Society has submitted a brief to peers ahead of Lord Bach's oral question on the provision of "exceptional funding" under the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.
The Law Society has submitted a response to the call for evidence from the joint committee on the draft Modern Slavery Bill.
The Law Society has responded to a number of issues in the Draft Finance Bill 2014, including partnership legislation and private residence capital gains tax.
Read the Law Society's response to the Legal Services Board (LSB) consultation on its draft business plan for 2014/15.
The Law Society press office has put together a short toolkit for solicitors wanting to bolster the campaign to raise awareness of the impact of proposed criminal legal aid cuts.
This briefing note sets out the Law Society's concerns regarding clauses on immigration appeals and bail, and guidance for the courts on their interpretation of Article 8 of the European Convention.
This page collates research, reports and information that highlight waste in the system.
Read the Law Society's response to the Legal Ombudsman's 2014-2017 strategy and budget.
The annual Finance Bill is the vehicle by which annual taxes (such as corporation tax and income tax) are renewed by parliament.
The focus of the briefing is on clauses 4, 13 and 16.
Desmond Hudson says that independent studies jointly commissioned by the Law Society and Ministry of Justice must form the basis for duty contracts.
On Wednesday the chief executive and president took part in a live webinar answering questions from local law society representatives about the government's proposals for legal aid.
As we fight for further concessions for our members throughout January, we have begun a member-engagement programme.
Law Society consultation response on proposals to amend the legislation, which enables certain organisations to override easements and other rights over their land.
Research into legal aid expenditure forecasts.
The Law Society has put forward a number of suggestions to help reduce the bureaucracy involved in the administration of criminal legal aid.
The Law Society is supporting a London Criminal Courts Solicitors' Association and Criminal Law Solicitors Association training event on 6 January.
This research was undertaken by the Regulatory Policy Institute on behalf of the Legal Services Board (LSB) and supported by the Law Society.
Read the Law Society's response to the draft Care and Support Bill.
Read our response to the Legal Services Board's consultation on legal education and training.
The Law Society has submitted written evidence to the Joint Committee on Human Rights’ call for evidence on the implications for access to justice of the government’s proposed judicial review reforms.
Watch the legal breakfast video discussion about the challenges and opportunities for general counsel.
This briefing note sets out the Law Society’s concerns regarding clause 15 of the Financial Services (Banking Reform) Bill.
The Society has strong reservations about the possibility of the introduction of a fully digital Lasting Power of Attorney without physical signatures.
A briefing with additional information on our proposed amendment for part 1 of the bill.
A statement and briefing on the Injunction to Prevent Nuisance and Annoyance (INPA) test.
A random sample of 1,506 practising certificate (PC) holders were interviewed by telephone during June to August 2013. Solicitors were asked about different aspects of their working lives and about any pro bono work they may have undertaken...
Des Hudson responds to an open letter concerning proposed cuts to legal aid funding.
This briefing is the work of the Law Society's Housing Law Committee.
Briefing which suggests amendments to improve the bill.
Last week saw one of the most celebrated days in the legal calendar of England and Wales – the Opening of the Legal Year.
In this discussion paper, the Legal Ombudsman proposes to extend its remit to cover unregulated legal service providers and other professionals.
The Law Society is supporting a research project into global diversity and inclusion in professional service firms.
Law Society responds to the changes proposed by the Family Division working group's consultation on the Rules.
Information on key stakeholders for the Law Society in Wales.
Read our response to a Home Office consultation on changes to the civil penalty scheme.
Read the Law Society's response to the Welsh government's consultation on its white paper Renting Homes Wales.
The Law Society's Tax Law Committee has responded to the government's consultation on Strengthening the code of practice on taxation for banks.
A Law Society project team has produced a series of assessments of the shape, nature and size of the legal services market in UK/England and Wales and the factors likely to drive change in the future.
Briefing with our concerns about the bill.
Read the Law Society's response to the SRA red tape initiative.
Full details of the Law Society's proposed alternative to price-competitive tendering.
This inquiry by the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee of the National Assembly for Wales will be hearing evidence from those with official roles in the decision-making process only.
Legal breakfast discussion with Martin Wolf CBE, chief economics commentator at the Financial Times and Dorothy Livingston, consultant at Herbert Smith Freehills.
Read our latest response to the SRA’s consultation within its ongoing review of international regulation.
The survey in winter 2012-13 was completed by 1,001 firms, 712 firms from the 2011 survey and 289 randomly selected firms.
This briefing is the work of the Law Society's Mental Health and Disability Committee.
Richard Miller, the Law Society's head of legal aid, explains the serious issues with the government's latest proposals to change legal aid.
Our evidence discusses the ring-fencing proposals, bail-in, depositor preference and more.
Read the Law Society's response to the BIS consultation, looking at impacts on litigation and employee liability.
Law society response to the consultation on reform, including views on enforcement.
Our briefing on a draft report on structural reform of the EU banking sector.
Fact list overview of the Law Society's activity.
Law firms' perceptions and experiences of professional indemnity insurance (PII) for the period 2012-13.
Watch the legal breakfast video discussion about cyber security.
Read the Law Society's response to the SRA consultation on regulation of international practices.
Briefing on reforming the structure of EU banking sector to ensure workable policy proposals.
Read the Law Society's response to the consultation on arrangements concerning whiplash injuries in England and Wales.
The Financial Services (Banking Reform) Bill sets out the legal framework for separating high street banks from investment banks.
Read the Law Society's response to the SRA red tape initiative: removing unnecessary regulations and simplifying processes.
This briefing has been prepared by the Society’s Family and Employment Law Committees.
This response has been prepared on behalf of the Society by members of the Tax Law Committee.
The Law Society believes that the reforms must be practically workable if they are to achieve their objective.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority invited views on a policy of entering into cooperation agreements.
This briefing responds to the position on the future of the UK's relationship with the European Union (EU) which prime minister David Cameron set out in his speech on 23 January 2013
Law Society president Lucy Scott-Moncrieff reflects on the disappointing progress of human rights and anti-discrimination law, and considers whether the language we use may be part of the problem.
Read the Law Society's response to the Ministry of Justice consultation on proposals for the reform of judicial review.
Read the Law Society's written evidence in response to the Joint Committee call for evidence on the draft Care and Support Bill.
Read the Law Society's response to the HMRC consultation on vulnerable beneficiary trusts.
The Law Society (jointly with the General Council of the Bar) supports the work of the All Party Parliamentary Group on legal and constitutional affairs.
Read the Law Society's written evidence in response to the Home Affairs Committee call for evidence on the draft Anti-Social Behaviour Bill.
The Law Society/MoJ/LSB Baseline Survey of Solicitor Firms is based on a survey of 2,007 solicitor firms in England and Wales undertaken over the period April-June 2012.
The Law Society welcomes a number of the provisions in the Crime and Courts Bill, many of which will contribute to creating a more modern and effective criminal justice system.
This briefing has been prepared by the Society's specialist committees: part one by the Planning and Environmental Law Committee, and part two by the Employment Law, Company Law and Tax Law Committees.
Read the Law Society's response to the SRA Consultation on the ban on referral fees in personal injury cases.
Read the Law Society's written evidence to the National Assembly for Wales committee scrutinising the bill.
The summit legacy report pinpoints key steps that both professional bodies and legal practices should be taking to progress greater diversity in the profession.
Read the Law Society's response to the consultation on fixed recoverable costs in the road traffic accidents (RTA) portal.
The Law Society submitted a letter in support of the City of London Law Society’s response to the ‘Working Document of the European Commission on bail-in as a debt write down tool’.
The Law Society has responded to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills consultation on the Employment Tribunal rules – review by Mr Justice Underhill.
The Law Society has responded to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills consultation on ending the employment relationship.
The Law Society has responded to the Child Maintenance Enforcement Commission (CMEC), Supporting Separating Families; Securing Children's Futures.
The Law Society's response to the Ministry of Justice's Swift and sure justice white paper.
The Law Society welcomes the provisions in the Crime and Courts Bill, the vast majority of which will create a more efficient justice system.
Read the Law Society's response to the Civil Procedure Rules Committee (CPRC) consultation on pre-action protocols for low value personal injury employer liability, public liability and road traffic accident (RTA) claims.
The Society has expressed its opposition to the extension of closed material proceedings to ordinary civil cases in its briefing for peers ahead of the bill's report stage on Monday 12 November.
This briefing, prepared by members of the Society's specialist committees provides a summary of the Law Society's concerns with aspects of the Bill.
The Law Society's Banking Reform Working Group has formulated the response of the Law Society to the wide ranging proposals made in the report on banking reform.
Read the Law Society response to the Legal Services Board (LSB) consultation on whether the list of reserved activities should be amended to include will writing and estate administration activities.
Dorothy Livingston, the Chair of the Law Society Banking Reform Working Group and competition law partner at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP will give evidence to the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards.
The Criminal Law Committee advises the Law Society on criminal law matters and represents the profession when called upon to do so.
Read the Law Society's response to the Hague Convention 1996 on the international protection of children.
Read the Law Society's written evidence to the Justice Select Committee as part of its inquiry into the draft legislation on the Children and Families Bill.
The Law Society continues to support the abolition of the assigned risks pool (ARP) and introduction of the extended indemnity period (EIP)
Read the Law Society's response to the Legal Education and Training Review (LETR) final discussion paper 02/2012.
Read the Law Society's response to the Family Justice Review draft legislation.
This consultation seeks views on changes the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) wishes to make in 2013 and also invites initial comments on some broader changes that may be made in the future.
This briefing is concerned with the implications of the bill for the effective functioning of employment tribunals, and the impact on the parties who engage with the tribunal process.
Read the Law Society's response to HM Treasury's consultation on sanctions for the directors of failed banks.
Read the Law Society response to the ILEx Professional Standards' (IPS's) consultation on revisions to the continuing professional development (CPD) scheme for Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) members.
The Law Society welcomes the opportunity to comment on the SRA's Consultation on independent financial advice.
Read the Law Society's response to the government consultation on co-operative parenting following family separation.
Read the Law Society response to the Bar Standards Board's consultation on revisions to the Bar Transfer Test.
We have launched a major engagement exercise to help shape our policies and proposals that will be fed into the Legal Education and Training Review (LETR)
We have responded to the Ministry of Justice's consultation on deferred prosecution agreements
Read the Law Society's response to the Legal Services Board (LSB) consultation on will writing, probate and estate administration activities.
Read the joint response from the Law Society and the Employment Lawyers Association.
ALLIES is an alliance of key stakeholders in the legal profession and education sector.
We are encouraging all solicitors to ask their broker what they will receive in commission from insurers this renewal.
Read the Law Society's response to the Welsh government's consultation on a separate Welsh legal jurisdiction.
Read the Law Society's response to the Legal Ombudsman's review of scheme rules and case fee structure.
The Law Society outlines how it is supporting members in their AML compliance and actions taken against non-compliant solicitors in its annual supervisors report to HM Treasury.
The Law Society's response to the Home Office's consultation on equal civil marriage.
The Law Society has responded to the Legal Services Board's (LSB) consultation on approaches to quality in the legal services market.
Read the Law Society's response to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills consultation on compensated no-fault dismissal for micro-businesses with fewer than ten employees.
We are delighted that the PII facility for our valued Lexcel and CQS accredited firms we have been working on is now in place.
Read the Law Society's response to the Legal Services Board's (LSB) consultation on the regulation of immigration advice and services.
Read the Law Society's response to the extension of the road traffic accidents (RTA) scheme call for evidence.
Read the Law Society's response to Discussion Paper 01/2012 which is part of the Legal Education and Training Review.
The Law Society offers, in conjunction with the Bar Council, a joint tribunal service aimed at resolving fee disputes between solicitors and barristers.
The Law Society welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) consultation on rules 4 and 22 of the SRA Practice Framework Rules.
Every year we conduct a survey of solicitors' renewal experiences to ascertain areas of difficulty and analyse market trends.
Read our response to the Ministry of Justice's triennial review of the Legal Services Board (LSB).
The Law Society has responded to the SRA's consultation on the minimum salary requirements for trainee solicitors.
Read the Law Society's response to a government consultation on making forced marriage and breach of Forced Marriage Protection Orders criminal offences.
Read the Law Society's response to the Home Office consultation on a cross-government definition of domestic violence.
Watch the legal breakfast video discussion about regulation and the modern lawyer.
The SRA's decision to adopt a tiered approach of £10m tranches for ARP liability in 2012 is in keeping with the agreed position
The Law Society has serious concerns over the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill.
Watch the legal breakfast video discussion about the lawyer of the future.
The research's aim was to identify the potential impact of the reform to legal aid scope on the public purse.
The Law Society has produced a report on how the criminal justice system can be improved, based on consultation with practitioners.
Watch the legal breakfast video discussion about the forces of change shaping the global legal market of the future: how law firms can anticipate and navigate these factors in growing successful international businesses.
Senior representatives from 1,000 firms were surveyed during April and May 2011 for their views and firms' experiences of regulation..
The SRA has now published the final report on the work-based learning pilot by independent evaluators Middlesex University.
The Law Society strongly believes that the mandatory content of the qualifying degree includes legal ethics.
In light of the current review of education and training by the legal regulators, the Law Society will not be pursuing the introduction of aptitude testing
The Law Society has urged the SRA to reconsider its proposals for client financial protection arrangements.
Read the Law Society's response to the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s first stage consultation on client financial protection arrangements.
The Law Society commissioned Professor Andrew Boon to produce a report which recommends the most effective way of including ethics as a compulsory element of the undergraduate curriculum
Watch the legal breakfast video discussion about running the law firm of the future: how will the shifting legal services market shape law firm management?
Watch the legal breakfast video discussion about facing the future: what are the major disruptive forces faced by law firms in the next decade?
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has made several changes to the Solicitors' Indemnity Insurance Rules
Solicitors' involvement in school governance, including their motivation for becoming school governors and the skills utilised in this role.
Watch the legal breakfast video discussion about doing business abroad: navigating the challenges of the international marketplace .
The data in this report was provided by experienced and successful women who have been in the legal profession for between ten and thirty years.
The 2009 survey of LGB Solicitors was conducted by the Interlaw Diversity Forum for LGBT Networks and the Law Society.
Watch the legal breakfast video discussion about what investors see in law firms.
Watch the legal breakfast video discussion about staying competitive in the global marketplace.
Watch the legal breakfast video discussion about creating growth: innovation in law firms as the springboard for recovery.
Watch the legal breakfast video about effective modern regulation: what law firms want, clients need and the public expects.
Watch the legal breakfast video discussion about managing risk and regulation: advising corporate clients in uncertain times.
Watch the legal breakfast video discussion about 2009 and the challenges ahead: leading law firms through the global downturn.
Watch a video discussion about regulating success: the role of the regulator in the business of law.
Watch the legal breakfast video discussion about collective redress.
Watch a video discussion about building successful legal businesses in the post-Legal Services Act world.
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Legal breakfast co-hosted with Oxfam GB to formally launch the Lawyers Against Poverty initiative.