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 LSB has announced that it will be conducting research to assess the risks for clients if firms switch regulator.
We have responded to the government's consultation paper on Alternative Business Structures.
This practice note has been developed to help parties (and their legal advisers) who wish to execute commercial contracts using an electronic signature.
This practice note has advice on the PII requirements in the current market, how you should apply and how much cover is required.
The Law Society has welcomed the Legal Services Board's thematic review of restrictions on choice of insurer.
This briefing is designed to help our members consider the implications of the Looking to the Future consultation.
We have responded to the SRA's consultation on removing the obligation for run-off cover when a firm switches from the SRA to another approved regulator.
Solicitor firms should be able to choose the most appropriate regulator for their business, but client protection must not be compromised in the process.
An interim report into the legal services market was released today by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).
SRA proposals for changes to their handbook for solicitor and firm regulation, if accepted, will leave clients with less protection.
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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.
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