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Westminster weekly update: Prime minister appears before senior backbenchers

07 May 2019

Your weekly update from the Law Society’s public affairs team on all the latest developments and debates in Parliament and across Whitehall.

Westminster weekly update: Legal aid deserts campaign launched

29 April 2019

Your weekly update from the Law Society’s public affairs team on all the latest developments and debates in Parliament and across Whitehall.

Westminster weekly update: MPs debate legal aid for inquests

15 April 2019

Your weekly update from the Law Society’s public affairs team on all the latest developments and debates in Parliament and across Whitehall.

Is it still worth it in 2019? Legal aid solicitor qualified in 2018

04 April 2019

Lucy Parker is a solicitor at Ramsdens Solicitors LLP who qualified in 2018 as a legal aid solicitor and blogged for us. Now she is looking back over the last twelve months and considers some of the important lessons.

Westminster weekly update: Five things you need to know

11 February 2019

Over the next few weeks we will be trialing a new format for our weekly parliamentary report.

Westminster weekly update: Parliament debates legal aid

09 November 2018

The Law Society was referenced extensively in a Westminster Hall debate on the future of legal aid on Thursday last week.

Westminster weekly update: Finance Bill Sub-Committee and the Courts and Tribunals Bill

25 October 2018

The government is currently considering the evidence submitted as part of its review of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012, which provides an important opportunity to bring back legal aid for early advice.

Westminster weekly update: No deal technical notices and justice oral questions

16 October 2018

Last week, the government published a further 28 Brexit no deal technical notices on professional services, which includes contingency plans for EU lawyers practising in the UK.

Is it worth it? Trainee legal aid solicitor qualified in 2018

02 May 2018

I had decided, from quite a young age, that I would like to be a solicitor. I saw it as a well-respected profession and felt that the role comprised a set of skills that would stay with me throughout my working life.

Our campaign for the reintroduction of legal aid for early advice

13 December 2017

Access to justice is a fundamental principle of democratic societies, which shapes much of our work. Whether it is our work supporting pro bono initiatives, or our campaigning on legal aid deserts, we work tirelessly to ensure the justice system is accessible to all. 

How to fundraise for a Legal Walk: 6 top tips

04 April 2017

Legal Walks happen through the year and throughout the country. The London Legal Walk is only 6 weeks away. Have you got your team in place and began your fundraising? If not, now’s the time. Bob Nightingale offers his top tips.

Reviewing the implications of Brexit

17 October 2016

Alexandra Cardenas takes a look at the latest Brexit-related events and the implications for the UK justice system.

Provision of justice must never be a revenue-raising exercise

05 May 2016

The proposed plans to increase tribunal fees, the success of the Rights of Women legal challenge and progress on the UN Business and Human Rights principles - these are just a few of the highlighted issues in this month's president's blog. 

London Legal Walk: supporting access to justice

27 April 2016

Bob Nightingale explains how London’s solicitors are helping the poorest and most vulnerable people in the region.

Frictions over legal aid

22 April 2016

Alexandra Cardenas discusses the legal aid residence test and the judicial review challenge to domestic violence evidence requirements.

Implementation of court closures gets underway

04 April 2016

With parliament in recess, Alexandra Cardenas highlights the latest legal aid statistics and provides an update on court closures.

President's video blog: February 2016

25 February 2016

This month, Jonathan Smithers updates you on the government's consultation on separating regulators from representative bodies, the Ministry of Justice court closures, his recent appearance in front of the justice select committee, and the end of two-tier criminal legal aid contracts.

Duty contracts: a change of heart

29 January 2016

Richard Messingham considers the scrapping of the controversial duty contracts scheme for criminal legal aid.

President's video blog: November 2015

26 November 2015

Jonathan Smithers shares how you can find out more about how we will be representing, promoting and supporting members following the launch of our new strategy.He also talks about the latest updates on the recommended minimum salary for trainee solicitors, criminal legal aid duty contracts and the justice committee's report on the criminal courts charge.

Osborne juggles spending review

13 November 2015

Richard Messingham considers the difficult choices ahead for both George Osborne and David Cameron.

Reflections on the Magna Carta exhibition

11 November 2015

Sarah Austin reflects on her background and discusses her contribution to the Supreme Court's Magna Carta exhibition.

President's video blog: October 2015

29 October 2015

Jonathan Smithers reflects on his first 100 days and the annual Law Society Excellence Awards that took place on 22 October. He also discusses problems with criminal legal aid contracts.Looking forward to the month ahead, he talks about the impact that solicitors’ pro bono work has, as National Pro Bono Week takes place during the first week of November.

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