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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.
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.
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.
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)
The Law Society has responded to Lord Justice Jackson's call for evidence for a review into fixed recoverable costs.
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 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.
Join us to celebrate LGBT diversity in the legal profession.
A guide for solicitors on potential fraud in land transactions and registration of title.
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
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.
Last week saw one of the most celebrated days in the legal calendar of England and Wales – the Opening of the Legal Year.
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's Public Policy Commission is examining the use of algorithms in the justice system and what controls may be needed.
The Law Society has responded to the SRA's publication on solicitors' PII.
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.
The Law Society has responded to the Legal Ombudsman's call for evidence on its scheme rules and case fee structure.
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.
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 SRA has now published the final report on the work-based learning pilot by independent evaluators Middlesex University.
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).