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Law Society president Robert Bourns comments on the government's white paper.
Khatidja Janmohamed is passionate about diversity and social mobility.
The Law Society has recommended that the Welsh Assembly investigate the impact of two key pieces of housing legislation introduced in recent years.
We remind you of the Help to Buy ISA scheme requirements in relation to bonuses.
Articles and resources around benefits, mental health and housing
This practice note provides advice on good practice for legal practitioners who advise and represent clients at mental health tribunals.
Those who lack mental capacity must have access to independent representation in court hearings about their personal liberty, the Court of Protection rules.
The Law Society has again called for explicit statutory protection for legal professional privilege in its evidence to the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill Joint Committee.
The Law Society has published its response to the Law Commission's proposed new scheme to replace the widely criticised deprivation of liberty safeguards.
We are working with members to develop proposals for a new accreditation focusing on the protection of vulnerable clients.
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The Mental Health and Disability Committee and the Housing Law Committee are part of the Law Society's Legal Affairs and Policy Board.The committees work to develop Law Society policy and promote improvements in practice and legal services.
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