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    Extension of data-gathering powers - Law Society response

    The Law Society has responded to HM Treasury’s and HM Revenue and Custom’s consultation entitled ‘Tackling the Hidden Economy’, released on 22 July 2015.

    19 October 2015
    Consultation response

    Diversity in the profession

    This short report highlights the diversity profile of solicitors.

    30 June 2015

    RIPA consultation: equipment interference and interception of communications codes of practice

    We have responded to the government's consultation on the equipment interference and interception codes of practice.

    23 March 2015
    Consultation response

    Civil liberties

    Information and advice for civil liberties practitioners

    11 September 2014

    Draft Modern Slavery Bill: Law Society evidence

    The Law Society has submitted a response to the call for evidence from the joint committee on the draft Modern Slavery Bill.

    10 February 2014
    Consultation response

    Mental Capacity Act 2005 - Law Society response

    Read the Law Society response to the House of Lords Select Committee call for evidence on the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

    5 September 2013
    Consultation response

    Equality and diversity requirements: SRA Handbook

    This practice note includes examples of behaviours which may enable adherence to the outcomes, as well as examples of behaviours which would not. It also sets out how the Law Society can assist you and your practice in this area.

    18 July 2012
    Practice note

    Equality Act 2010

    This practice note sets out solicitors' duties as service providers and employers under the Equality Act 2010 ('the Equality Act').

    2 May 2012
    Practice note

    Solicitors and the fight against modern slavery

    It is two and a half years since the Modern Slavery Act came into force, and eighteen months since companies were required to publish a Section 54 (S54) modern slavery statement.


    Who wouldn’t trade a little privacy for a lot of security?

    Olivier Roth discusses whether we have traded our privacy for technology and the role which government and private companies play in shaping this debate.

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