The public affairs and campaigns team is at the heart of the Law Society's work influencing government, parliament and key stakeholders in the UK.
By harnessing the collective knowledge, experience and expertise of the legal profession, the Society can lead in developing public policy solutions to challenges facing the legal services sector.
As the Society is a professional body governed by a royal charter, its work with government and parliament is underpinned by its duty to act in the public interest. We work closely with the Society's members when engaging and influencing political stakeholders and policy-makers.
Find out more about our work, view our briefings below or support our campaigns.
The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal announced it will apply to adopt the civil standard of proof when it hears cases brought by the regulator.
We speak to Ian Bond, head of trusts and estates at Talbots Law, about the new online probate service and what it means for you.
Our campaign to improve the criminal justice system has recently received support from a number of politicians.
We have responded to the Legal Services Board's consultation on its proposed business plan for 2019/20.
We are strongly opposed to the proposals to hike the fees for grant of probate from the current flat figure to a sliding scale of fees.
We have responded to the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs' consultation on biodiversity net gain: updating planning requirements.
We are calling on our members to write to their local MP to urgently raise concerns regarding the government's attempt to raise probate fees.
We have responded to the Legal Ombudsman's consultation on its proposed business plan for 2019/20.
We have responded to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government consultation exploring the case for a specialist housing court.
We have responded to the SRA's consultation on exemptions for qualified lawyers from outside the UK from QLTS in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
Alexandra Cardenas (Head of public affairs and campaigns) 020 8049 3711 Email Alexandra Cardenas
Rebecca Goshawk (Public affairs manager) 020 8049 4030Email Rebecca Goshawk
Vicki Butler (Campaigns manager) 020 8049 4129Email Vicki Butler
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