We welcome the SRA's strategic priorities in principle. However, we’re concerned by plans to increase its fining powers by more than 1,000% and introduce new regulatory powers on wellbeing.
The government's current funding proposals for criminal legal aid are woefully inadequate – 40% below the bare minimum recommended overall.
Each year fewer and fewer people are eligible for legal aid. The legal aid means test has not been updated in line with inflation since 2009 – since then, prices have risen by 40%.
We responded to HMRC's consultation on easements for taxpayers who will need to submit provisional figures in their tax returns as a result of basis period reform.
We've responded to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) consultation on changes to its health and wellbeing at work rules.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is consulting on a proposal to change how it manages members on the roll of solicitors. Read our response.
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is holding an urgent call for evidence on strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPPs). Read our response.
We've responded to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs' (DEFRA) consultation on biodiversity net gain regulations and implementation.
We've responded to the government proposals on fixed recoverable costs regime for lower value clinical negligence cases.
The Legal Ombudsman (LeO) has proposed changes to the LeO Scheme Rules following a review. Find out what's changing.