This week in the House of Lords, Dr Helena Raulus, Head of the UK Law Societies' Joint Brussels Office will give evidence to the EU Justice Sub-Committee on Brexit and civil justice co-operation.
Law Society president Joe Egan responds to the decision to exempt the Home Office from data access rules, claiming it will inevitably lead to miscarriages of justice.
By listening to the challenges voiced by the members of the profession, the Law Society can respond with high-quality and relevant support. Addressed here are the concerns surrounding Criminal Legal Aid, the SQE, and diversity and inclusion.
I had decided, from quite a young age, that I would like to be a solicitor. I saw it as a well-respected profession and felt that the role comprised a set of skills that would stay with me throughout my working life.
The Society understands that in reaction to the new Advocates Graduated Fee Scheme (AGFS) proposed by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), certain barristers’ chambers will no longer accept work under the AGFS from 1 April 2018.
This practice note outlines changes to the evidence requirements for legal aid funding in Private Law Family cases (domestic violence gateway).
Criminal defence lawyers in England and Wales could become extinct, the Law Society of England and Wales warned today as it unveiled new data showing a looming crisis in the number of defence solicitors.
Poverty-hit families are being denied vital help to fight eviction, tackle severe housing disrepair and address other life-changing legal issues, the Law Society of England and Wales revealed today.
Research from the University of Loughborough, commissioned by the Law Society, has found that the legal aid means test is preventing families in poverty from accessing justice.
This accreditation scheme covers the representation of patients in all proceedings before the first-tier tribunal.
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The Law Society has launched a new campaign highlighting a looming crisis in the numbers of criminal duty solicitors.
Access to justice is on the verge of a crisis. There can be no effective rule of law when we lack a fully accessible and affordable judicial system.
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