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The Law Society's response to the draft Finance Bill 2017
Solicitors will be able to make greater use of technology following the release of a practice note on e-signatures.
Data out today from the Law Society/Legal Monitor City Legal Index shows that growth in the number of deals facilitated by the top 50 UK City law firms has slowed.
The Law Society is encouraging lawyers to take part in the UK's biggest business festival - an unrivalled opportunity to connect UK businesses into international markets.
There has been a significant recovery in the number of business deals secured using top City law firms.
The Economic and Financial Affairs Council will discuss the proposal for an EU11 Financial Transaction Tax (FTT). Law Society chief executive Desmond Hudson has written to key European finance ministers to raise the Society's concerns.
This week the European Parliament voted on new cross-border insolvency rules endorsing the principle of out of court proceedings.
The Law Society's Banking Reform Working Group questions the need for new EU proposals on structural banking reform before the raft of new rules already brought in to regulate banks have had chance to settle in and take full effect.
The Law Society welcomes the BIS Select Committee report on the government's draft Consumer Rights Bill.
New criminal sanctions targeting reckless misconduct by senior bankers will not help to promote economic growth or guarantee a systemic improvement in banking standards, warns the Law Society of England and Wales.
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