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The anti-money laundering (AML) guidance produced by the legal sector AML supervisors, including the Law Society, has now received the approval of HM Treasury.
The Law Society has responded to BEIS' call for evidence.
We have responded to the BEIS discussion paper on the transposition of article 30 of the Fourth Money Laundering Directive.
Desmond Hudson says that independent studies jointly commissioned by the Law Society and Ministry of Justice must form the basis for duty contracts.
On 9 July the Ministry of Justice announced measures to tackle fraudulent sickness claims.
The Law Society has responded to the MoJ's call for evidence on corporate liability for economic crime.
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.
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.
Email us if you have a question about the contracts and read our list of questions for the LAA.
The Law Society has provided comments on HMRC's draft Finance Bill 2017 provisions: penalties for enablers of defeated tax avoidance.
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.
The Law Society has responded to Lord Justice Jackson's call for evidence for a review into fixed recoverable costs.
The Law Society has responded to BEIS' green paper on reforming corporate governance.
The Law Society has provided the Home Affairs Select Committee with written evidence in response to its inquiry on immigration.
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.
A guide for solicitors on potential fraud in land transactions and registration of title.
Justice Week is a new initiative setup by the three legal professional bodies; the Law Society, the Bar Council and the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx).
Information and resources to help with the planning of events for Justice Week 2018.
Many firms, charities, law schools, law centres and Citizen Advice Bureaux around England & Wales have run successful and effective events during National Pro Bono Week and we hope they will continue to do so during the new Justice Week.
Top Tips for organising a Justice Week event.
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 has put forward a number of suggestions to help reduce the bureaucracy involved in the administration of criminal legal aid.
The Law Society has obtained significant concessions from the Legal Aid Agency in respect of the '14-hour' rule in the legal aid contract.
As we fight for further concessions for our members throughout January, we have begun a member-engagement programme.
Joint response to the LSE discussion paper on the AIM rules review.
The Law Society has published proposals to improve the employment tribunal structure - for employees, employers, and the administration of justice.
We have provided the Exiting the EU Select Committee with evidence in response to its inquiry on negotiating objectives for withdrawal from the EU.
This paper outlines the Law Society’s views on the building blocks needed to construct a fair, transparent and accessible mechanism for the resolution of disputes between the UK and the EU after the UK leaves the EU.
An assessment of the proposed changes to the SRA's handbook.
The Law Society has responded to the FPRC's draft practice direction 3AA
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 has responded to the SRA's publication on solicitors' PII.
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.
The Law Society has responded to the Legal Ombudsman's call for evidence on its scheme rules and case fee structure.
The Law Society's Public Policy Commission is examining the use of algorithms in the justice system and what controls may be needed.
Nick Denys talks to Nigel Mackay and Annie Powell, who ran the case for the drivers, about the clash between employment law and technology platforms.
The Law Society launched a lengthy campaign calling on the government to make will writing a reserved activity.
On 23 March 2018, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) released its consultation 'Protecting the users of legal services: balancing cost and access to legal services'. This briefing provides members with an overview of the SRA consultation.
In the interest of ensuring legal certainty, the Law Society is calling on the UK Government to ensure an orderly exit from the EU as soon as possible.
The Law Society has responded to the International Trade Select Committee inquiry into the UK's trade options post 2019.
We answer some of the key questions around legal professional privilege.
The Law Society submitted evidence to the Joint Committee on Human Rights on the Ministry of Defence's proposals to derogate from the European Convention on Human Rights in future cases of armed conflict.
The Law Society is submitting its own detailed response, but here is your chance to have a say on the SRA's consultation on reforming professional indemnity insurance (PII).