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  • 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.

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    LSB proposed internal governance rules consultation - Law Society response

    We have responded to the Legal Services Board's supplementary consultation on its proposed internal governance rules.

    6 June 2019
    Consultation response

    Legal profession must tackle bullying and harassment head on

    Law Society president Christina Blacklaws today reiterated that we will not tolerate sexual harassment or bullying in the legal sector.

    15 May 2019
    Press release

    Digital services tax consultation - Law Society response

    We have responded to the government's consultation on the design and implementation of the new digital services tax (DST).

    15 May 2019
    Consultation response

    Stamp duty land tax non-resident surcharge consultation - Law Society response

    We have responded to the government's consultation on a stamp duty land tax surchange on non-UK residents purchasing property in the UK.

    15 May 2019
    Consultation response

    Structures and buildings allowance consultation - Law Society response

    We have responded to the government's consultation on a proposed capital allowance for new non-residential structures and buildings.

    15 May 2019
    Consultation response

    Taxation of trusts consultation - Law Society response

    We have responded to HMRC's consultation on the principles it believes should underpin the taxation of trusts.

    15 May 2019
    Consultation response

    Parliamentary briefing: Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) Bill

    This briefing outlines our views in relation to the Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) Bill ahead of its second reading in the House of Lords.

    13 May 2019
    News

    Law Society backs new manifesto for justice

    The Law Society and Bar Council are supporting the FDA's Manifesto for Justice which seeks to ensure the Criminal Justice System avoids collapse.

    1 May 2019
    Press release

    Parliamentary briefing: Legal aid deserts

    This briefing sets out the Law Society's views on legal aid deserts in England and Wales.

    24 April 2019
    News

    SDT standard of proof rule changes

    The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal announced it will apply to adopt the civil standard of proof when it hears cases brought by the regulator.

    11 April 2019
    News
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