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An overview of our successes in our Access to Justice campaigns this year.
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.
The APPG on Legal and Constitutional Affairs has launched a new report following an inquiry into the effect of Brexit on legal services.
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.
As part of the court reform programme, HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) is piloting early and late sittings in civil and family courts.
The latest on changes to the SRA rules for reporting concerns.
The government plans to introduce fixed recoverable costs for clinical negligence claims up to £25,000.
HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) hopes to fund improvements to the court system, such as new digital services, by selling under-used court buildings.
The MoJ is reviewing the current criminal legal aid fee schemes. It will deliver a final report, including any recommendations, in summer 2020.
The Law Society's response to SRA proposals for non-UK lawyers in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
The government plans to extend fixed recoverable costs to more areas. Find out what we're doing to support our members.
We give an overview of the government's proposals to reform the residential conveyancing system.
This page collates research, reports and information that highlight waste in the system.
We discuss the International Bar Association’s guide to legal aid principles and how the UK is measuring up against them.
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 aims to improve access to justice. It's championed by the Law Society, the Bar Council and CILEx.
What's changing relating to the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO).
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 government plans to reform the divorce process to remove the concept of fault. Many legal professionals feel current divorce law is out of date.
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.
We are calling on the new prime minister to prioritise fixing our justice system and ensuring the legal services sector remains diverse and globally competitive.
An overview of the government's planned changes to the personal injury claims process.
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.
The SRA's Transparency Rules came into force on 6 December 2018. We explain what this means for solicitors and what we're doing for our members.
The Mental Health Act 1983 covers the assessment, treatment and rights of people with a mental health disorder. An independent review of the act was carried out in 2018.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is introducing the Standards and Regulationa, which come into force on 25 November 2019. They replace the SRA handbook.
Ahead of the 12 December general election, we have produced a Law Society manifesto highlighting our main policy priorities.
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.
We have outlined an ideal UK-EU trading relationship for legal services post-Brexit and reviewed other options, including an FTA and trading on WTO terms.
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.
Alongside the Bar Council of England and Wales and the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, we are pleased to launch the Women in Law pledge.
Our expert panel explores the legal, regulatory and ethical challenges when drafting NDAs for the end of a working relationship.
The digitisation of the workplace has brought a whole host of new ways for employers to monitor their employees.