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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.
AML policy adviser Scott Devine provides an update and analysis on developments in the UK and abroad.
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.
AML Policy Adviser Scott Devine provides an update and analysis on developments in the UK and abroad.
Anti-money laundering policy adviser Scott Devine goes through the latest policy developments.
We are encouraging all solicitors to ask their broker what they will receive in commission from insurers this renewal.
Desmond Hudson says that independent studies jointly commissioned by the Law Society and Ministry of Justice must form the basis for duty contracts.
The Law Society has warned that civil court fee hikes spell disaster for access to justice.
The Law Society is supporting a London Criminal Courts Solicitors' Association and Criminal Law Solicitors Association training event on 6 January.
More about the implications of the act for planning and environmental law practitioners.
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.
Several new developments in Wales may affect solicitors.
Email us if you have a question about the contracts and read our list of questions for the LAA.
Letter to The Times on 10 September 2014 by Law Society president Andrew Caplen.
The Law Society continues to support the abolition of the assigned risks pool (ARP) and introduction of the extended indemnity period (EIP)
Richard Miller, the Law Society's head of legal aid, explains the serious issues with the government's latest proposals to change legal aid.
The government's current review is your opportunity to help shape the future of the suspicious activity reporting regime.
Our response to the Justice Select Committee's inquiry into the impact of Brexit on the justice system.
The Law Society has produced a report on how the criminal justice system can be improved, based on consultation with practitioners.
This page collates research, reports and information that highlight waste in the system.
More about the implications of the new act for planning and environmental law practitioners.
The summit legacy report pinpoints key steps that both professional bodies and legal practices should be taking to progress greater diversity in the profession.
Join us to celebrate LGBT diversity in the legal profession.
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.
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 Law Society responded to the EU Lords Internal Market Sub Committee's inquiry into the future trade between the UK and the EU in services.
As we fight for further concessions for our members throughout January, we have begun a member-engagement programme.
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)
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 published proposals to improve the employment tribunal structure - for employees, employers, and the administration of justice.
This year, rather than hold an event, we are sharing stories of solicitors who have suffered with ill mental health but have found a way through.
In this case study, Angus McNicol talks about his mental health problems and overcoming them.
In this case study, Lauren Giblin talks about his mental health problems and overcoming them.
In this case study, Richard Martin talks about his mental health problems and overcoming them.
Last week saw one of the most celebrated days in the legal calendar of England and Wales – the Opening of the Legal Year.
Every year we conduct a survey of solicitors' renewal experiences to ascertain areas of difficulty and analyse market trends.
The Law Society is supporting a research project into global diversity and inclusion in professional service firms.
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
The Law Society has responded to the FCA's discussion paper.
Des Hudson responds to an open letter concerning proposed cuts to legal aid funding.
This briefing is designed to help our members consider the implications of the Looking to the Future consultation.
The Law Society has urged the SRA to reconsider its proposals for client financial protection arrangements.
Fact list overview of the Law Society's activity.
The Law Society launched a lengthy campaign calling on the government to make will writing a reserved activity.
The SRA has now published the final report on the work-based learning pilot by independent evaluators Middlesex University.