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News the SRA wants to push ahead with rule changes that will create different tiers of regulation within the solicitor profession has prompted the Law Society to urge the LSB to put the best interests of the public first.
Cutting back mandatory professional indemnity insurance (PII) for solicitors would be bad for partners, law firm employees and clients alike, the Law Society said in response to proposals to a SRA consultation.
News a key legal regulator has given the go-ahead for an unregulated business to start employing solicitors to advise its clients was met with alarm by the Law Society of England and Wales which said rules were being relaxed without proper scrutiny.
The state must protect vulnerable people from being deprived of their liberty without proper legal safeguards, the Law Society of England and Wales said following a stinging ruling in the Court of Protection.
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.
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