We provide advice and support on regulatory processes and complaints, rules and ethics, professional indemnity insurance, and education and training. We also represent the views of our members in our consultation responses to help shape the regulatory regime in England and Wales.
The Legal Ombudsman (LeO) should focus on high quality and efficient complaints handling, the Law Society of England and Wales said in its response to LeO’s draft business plan for 2018-19.
The Legal Ombudsman has asked for comments on its proposed business plan and budget for 2018/19.
Changes to the rulebook governing solicitors could put consumers at risk and undermine trust in legal services, the Law Society of England and Wales said today as it urged the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to have an 11th hour change of heart.
The Law Society has responded to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) consultation 'Looking to the Future: phase two of our Handbook reforms'.
The Law Society has responded to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) consultation 'Looking to the Future: better information, more choice'.
Enforced publication of reams of information about legal services may hamper and not help consumers as they seek to make an informed choice about instructing a solicitor.
The Law Society has updated its advice for firms on compliance with UK regulations which transpose the EU ADR Directive.
On 27 September the SRA published two consultations as part of its 'Looking to the Future' work. The deadline for responses to both consultations is 20 December 2017.
Today, company directors need to understand that the law requires them to ensure that their company is required to police itself for good corporate governance. The days have long gone when directors could say that their singular role in life was to maximise company profits, without considering the wider implications of its actions.
Response to the FCA consultation on reforming the availability of information in the UK equity IPO process.
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Our Regulatory Affairs Board advises on our Council and oversees the implementation of policy for the promotion of solicitors' interests in all regulatory matters.
A summary digest of key recent news and meetings relating to the SRA, LSB and LeO.