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Probate fee increase should reflect new and tangible improvements to the service
Any increase in probate fees must reflect new and tangible improvements made to the service, the Law Society of England and Wales said today as it responded to the Ministry of Justice’s (MoJ) consultation to hike fees for probate applications.
Economic crime levy: small firms exempt, but it is an unnecessary burden on the profession
News small law firms will be exempt from the UK government’s economic crime levy has today been welcomed by the Law Society of England and Wales but the organisation warned the levy will still have an unjustified and negative impact on legal services.
Legal services sector: Good progress on LGBT+ equality and visibility but still much more to do
A landmark survey into the experiences of LGBT+ lawyers and LGBT+ equality in the profession conducted by the Law Society of England and Wales has identified significant progress, but more is needed.