Access to justice is on the verge of a crisis. We will be focusing on three core goals, and need the help of our members to achieve them.
We have been working hard to respond to a series of unwelcome and often confusing changes to lender panel membership.
Lord Justice Jackson has recommended sweeping changes to litigation funding and solicitors' costs. We believe the proposals will reduce access to justice, increase costs to business and result in a windfall for insurers.
The Law Society continues to oppose legal aid cuts. Our priority is to continue to influence the Ministry of Justice in our members' interests.
The Law Society is working to improve the current education and training system for those seeking to enter the profession and those within the profession undertaking CPD and other learning activities.
Whoever you are, wherever you are from, however much, or little you earn - you deserve access to legal advice and the justice system.
The Law Society is committed to assisting solicitors in protecting themselves and their firms from being exploited.
We aim to create a stable and competitive insurance market to ensure affordable and accessible insurance for the entire profession.
The future of the UK's relationship with the rest of the EU is a hot topic. The Law Society is contributing to the debate.
Our consultation response reflects solicitors' views on the likely adverse impact of the proposed closures.
The Law Society has submitted written evidence to the Justice Committee inquiry into courts and tribunal fees and charges.
The Law Society welcomes the Ministry of Justice's review of the impact of Employment Tribunal fees.
The outcome of the criminal legal aid duty provider tender will be delayed until 15 October.
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 prepared potential remedies for criminal firms should they be unsuccessful in relation to all or part of their duty provider tender.
Letter to The Independent on extortionate fees and debt collection.
The Law Society has set out its concerns about the proposed increases in court and tribunal fees.
Court fee increases have failed to deliver any tangible improvements in the court service or helped to protect access to justice.
Letter to The Independent on criminal court charges.
Find out how you can lobby your MP over government proposals to close 91 courts and tribunals. Our campaigner pack includes a template letter.
Land Registry will treat simple and complex postponements in the same way and accept either a letter or deed when a charge is registered.
How will government proposals to close 91 courts affect you and your clients? View our interactive map.
Family lawyer Rebecca Stevens has demonstrated exceptional commitment to her client and publicly funded work, even making national media headlines in November 2014.
Weil has a goal of having all lawyers at the firm perform 50 hours of pro bono work each year.
On 31 July, Jonathan Smithers, president of the Law Society, delivered a speech on access to justice at the ABA Conference in Chicago.
Employment tribunal cases have fallen by over 60 per cent since substantial charges were introduced for people wishing to bring a case against an employer.
The Ministry of Justice is consulting on increasing fees for a wide range of court and tribunal proceedings.
The Law Society has replaced the SRA as a signatory to the Voluntary Code of Practice for the Recruitment of Trainee Solicitors.
Increases in court fees announced by the government yesterday amount to a further assault on access to justice for individuals and small businesses.
The Bank of England has announced its decision to extend the Clearing House Automated Payment System (CHAPS) settlement day from summer 2016.
Letter to the Guardian on exceptional funding (legal aid).
The Ministry of Justice is consulting on the closure of 91 courts and tribunals across England and Wales, and the integration or merger of 31 more.
The judgment vindicates our long-running concerns about the LASPO changes.
An investigation into the potential impact of the SRA's Training for Tomorrow proposals on the global reputation of solicitors of England and Wales.
The Law Society has warned that SRA proposals to change the way solicitors qualify could damage the global competitiveness of UK law.
The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) will be amending the requirements relating to building insurance in part 2 of the Handbook.
On 29 June the Land Registry introduced form ST5 to act as a statement of truth in support of an application to cancel a Form A restriction.
The government has loosened restrictions imposed on victims of domestic abuse which were preventing them from accessing legal aid in family cases.
We are delighted to be sponsoring the Bush Theatre's summer production The Invisible by Rebecca Lenkiewicz, opening 3 July to 15 August.
This practice note will assist solicitors in adapting their practices to identify and meet the needs of vulnerable clients.
The Law Society has published guidance for solicitors to help them meet the needs of vulnerable clients.
The letter expresses grave concerns over the recent change in policy imposing criminal courts charges on those convicted of criminal offences.
Read the statement by the Law Society president Andrew Caplen.
MoJ has questions to answer about criminal legal aid regulations following House of Lords Committee report.
On 24 June 2015 the outgoing president of the Law Society, Andrew Caplen, delivered the Presidential Lecture in the Law Society's Reading Room.
On the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta, president of the Law Society, Andrew Caplen, comments on its importance and the rule of law.
Law Society response to the SRA proposals aimed at reducing unnecessary burdens and costs for regulated firms.
The Law Society has reacted with dismay to the government's announcement that it will press ahead with further cuts to legal aid.
Legal organisations have drafted guidelines for lawyers who come up against ordinary people who find themselves in court without legal representation.
Legal organisations have drafted guidelines for lawyers who come up against people who find themselves in court without legal representation.
On 25 May president of the Law Society Andrew Caplen delivered a speech on the rule of law at the Malaysian Bar Council.
The Law Society is making a number of recommendations to try to ensure that more people can get the legal help they need.
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.
The Law Society is sponsoring the production of a new play by Academy Award-winning writer Rebecca Lenkiewicz.
Thousands of lawyers will walk on Monday 18 May to raise much-needed money for free legal advice agencies. Find out how you can get involved.
The Law Society has drafted some additional guidance on the crime duty tender in response to a number of questions raised by members.
Competition from rated insurers has reduced small law firms' reliance on unrated insurers, leading to a relatively trouble-free PII renewal.
Law firms' perceptions and experiences of professional indemnity insurance (PII) for the period 2014-15.
The recent High Court judgment in Ben Hoare Bell Solicitors and ors v The Lord Chancellor held that the regulations for payment of solicitors' costs for judicial review permission applications were unlawful.
The Law Society runs regular public-facing campaigns to promote the legal profession to consumers of legal services.
We have many social media channels for our varied audiences.
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