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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.