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Education and learning

  • We have consulted and undertaken research with members to understand their needs around education and learning. We will use our brand, resources and influence to ensure members have access to a range of programmes available to meet their needs according to their resources.

    Our education and learning offering is here to support members to:

    • stay current with best practice
    • make optimal career pathway choices so they can learn and develop continuously throughout their careers
    • improve the quality and range of accessible Law Society training that meets members' needs and
    • support leaders in the profession and increase the productivity of solicitors through structured programmes of management and leadership that can be funded by the firms own training levy funds to mitigate the cost of provision.
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    A new route to qualification: the Law Society response to the SRA consultation

    The Law Society has responded to the SRA consultation on proposed regulations for qualification as a solicitor.

    26 July 2017
    Consultation response

    Law Society hails first woman to preside over Supreme Court

    Lady Brenda Hale is the first woman to be appointed president of the Supreme Court.

    21 July 2017
    Press release

    Growing your client base: content is king

    Alex Heshmaty, legal writer, explains what content marketing is, and how law firms can use it to grow their client base and build a rapport

    18 July 2017
    Blog

    5 ways to boost your productivity that are backed by science

    The internet is full of articles claiming to provide the secret to limitless personal productivity. If only we got out of bed earlier, organised our email more often, or divided our day into 25-minute bursts of activity followed by tiny little breaks. There’s even one study out there that says that the secret is to pause to look at pictures of kittens every few hours…

    14 June 2017
    Blog

    New deputy high court judges congratulated

    Twenty-one new deputy high court judges have been appointed by the Judicial Office today.

    23 May 2017
    Press release

    Climbing the spine of learning by president Robert Bourns

    A highlight of every year for me, since becoming Deputy Vice President and now President of the Law Society, is the admissions ceremonies. Each time I tell them that we are all advocates for the profession and the solicitor brand. For many, qualifying is the major milestone in their journey as a solicitor. I feel strongly that is only one part of our development in the profession - albeit a very important one.

    17 May 2017
    Blog

    Staying strong: top ten tips for improving your emotional resilience

    For Mental Health Awareness Week, Rita Oscar offers her top tips for developing and improving your emotional resilience, helping you to achieve success and happiness

    9 May 2017
    Blog

    10 actionable productivity tips for legal professionals

    There’s one big thing that’s killing our ability to focus and give our work the attention it requires: digital distraction — the overwhelming bombardment of text messages, emails, pop-ups, news feeds, and updates from which it is almost impossible to hide.

    18 April 2017
    Blog

    3 steps to better negotiating

    Negotiating might be central to a solicitor’s role, and to be a good negotiator you need to be able to hone your selling technique. Ciarán Fenton provides a 3-step guide

    11 April 2017
    Blog

    Mentoring boosts career progression

    Applications are open for the Law Society's mentoring scheme to support career progression for solicitors from under-represented groups.

    3 April 2017
    Press release
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