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The Law Society has produced a new horizon scanning report on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the legal profession.
The anti-money laundering (AML) guidance produced by the legal sector AML supervisors, including the Law Society, has now received the approval of HM Treasury.
Desmond Hudson says that independent studies jointly commissioned by the Law Society and Ministry of Justice must form the basis for duty contracts.
Our Civil Justice Committee will be submitting a formal response to the Ministry of Justice post-implementation review of LASPO part 2.
A court heard the Law Society's judicial review to the decision to cut the maximum numbers of pages of prosecution evidence that count for payment.
On 9 July the Ministry of Justice announced measures to tackle fraudulent sickness claims.
The Law Society is supporting a London Criminal Courts Solicitors' Association and Criminal Law Solicitors Association training event on 6 January.
More about the implications of the act for planning and environmental law practitioners.
The Law Society press office has put together a short toolkit for solicitors wanting to bolster the campaign to raise awareness of the impact of proposed criminal legal aid cuts.
On Wednesday the chief executive and president took part in a live webinar answering questions from local law society representatives about the government's proposals for legal aid.
Email us if you have a question about the contracts and read our list of questions for the LAA.
The Law Society has produced a report on how the criminal justice system can be improved, based on consultation with practitioners.
Our infographic shows the ongoing developments to improve the home buying and selling process.
This page collates research, reports and information that highlight waste in the system.
More about the implications of the new act for planning and environmental law practitioners.
The summit legacy report pinpoints key steps that both professional bodies and legal practices should be taking to progress greater diversity in the profession.
The Law Society is inviting members to participate in focus groups to explore the impacts of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.
Building trust, knowledge and understanding with charity legacy professionals would encourage more solicitors to discuss charitable giving with clients, according to a Private Client Section roundtable.
The Law Society’s judicial review of the 2017 Regulations limiting PPE claimed under the Litigators Graduated Fee Scheme to 6,000 pages has been allowed.
Justice Week is a new initiative setup by the three legal professional bodies; the Law Society, the Bar Council and the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx).
Information and resources to help with the planning of events for Justice Week 2018.
Many firms, charities, law schools, law centres and Citizen Advice Bureaux around England & Wales have run successful and effective events during National Pro Bono Week and we hope they will continue to do so during the new Justice Week.
Top Tips for organising a Justice Week event.
The LAA has published two documents to assist firms that are intending to submit a bid for a duty provider contract: an update on delivery partners and financial assessment, and two examples of duty solicitor rotas.
The Law Society has put forward a number of suggestions to help reduce the bureaucracy involved in the administration of criminal legal aid.
The Law Society has obtained significant concessions from the Legal Aid Agency in respect of the '14-hour' rule in the legal aid contract.
The LawTech Delivery Panel is a team of industry experts and leading figures from government and the judiciary, and has been formed to help the UK legal sector grow and fulfil its potential.
As we fight for further concessions for our members throughout January, we have begun a member-engagement programme.
A submission to government departments on the impact of Brexit.
The Law Society has published proposals to improve the employment tribunal structure - for employees, employers, and the administration of justice.
This paper outlines the Law Society’s views on the building blocks needed to construct a fair, transparent and accessible mechanism for the resolution of disputes between the UK and the EU after the UK leaves the EU.
An assessment of the proposed changes to the SRA's handbook.
Our ‘Justice in focus’ exhibition will be held in the main foyer of the Law Society on Chancery Lane, London, from 29 October to 2 November 2018.
Every year we conduct a survey of solicitors' renewal experiences to ascertain areas of difficulty and analyse market trends.
The Law Society is supporting a research project into global diversity and inclusion in professional service firms.
Des Hudson responds to an open letter concerning proposed cuts to legal aid funding.
The Law Society's Public Policy Commission is examining the use of algorithms in the justice system and what controls may be needed.
Nick Denys talks to Nigel Mackay and Annie Powell, who ran the case for the drivers, about the clash between employment law and technology platforms.
The Law Society launched a lengthy campaign calling on the government to make will writing a reserved activity.
On 23 March 2018, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) released its consultation 'Protecting the users of legal services: balancing cost and access to legal services'. This briefing provides members with an overview of the SRA consultation.
In the interest of ensuring legal certainty, the Law Society is calling on the UK Government to ensure an orderly exit from the EU as soon as possible.
A First-Tier Tribunal decision has assessed a firm as liable to pay VAT on search fees charged by a third party search agency.
The Law Society has published a statement concerning VAT on electronic property searches following recent discussions with HMRC.
The Law Society is submitting its own detailed response, but here is your chance to have a say on the SRA's consultation on reforming professional indemnity insurance (PII).