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SRA proposals for sweeping changes to the solicitor rulebook would create a wild west marketplace for legal services, the Law Society said today.
A new law to prevent the criminal facilitation of tax evasion has prompted the Law Society to unveil new guidance for solicitors.
Clarity is urgently needed around the new regulations underpinning the super exam framework before they are approved, the Law Society said today.
For third year in succession, the majority of solicitors' firms experienced a smooth PII renewal process.
Compulsory rules to publish reams of information about legal services may mislead clients rather than help them.
News that the SRA is set to push ahead with changes to the rules governing solicitors was greeted with dismay.
Guidance published today reminds criminal legal aid solicitors of their obligations under the legal aid contract to undertake certain work.
Simplification of how solicitors and law firms can be exempted from regulations is welcome but SRA proposals may put consumer protection at risk.
The Law Society has published a new practice note on Legal Professional Privilege.
The removal of a five-year time limit on evidence of abuse which prevents vulnerable victims of domestic violence from obtaining legal aid for court hearings is welcomed.
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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.
Includes the latest changes to the Accounts Rules since June 2015 (Versions 15-18 of the SRA Handbook).