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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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    Regulator must meet high standard of proof of wrongdoing

    The Law Society has said that the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal should retain the criminal standard of proof in response to a SDT consultation.

    9 October 2018
    Press release

    Parliamentary briefing: Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill - House of Lords Second Reading

    The Law Society is concerned by provisions in the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill that would weaken legal professional privilege and restrict access to confidential legal advice from a lawyer.

    8 October 2018
    News

    Standard of proof applied by the SDT - Law Society response

    The Law Society has published its response to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal's consultation.

    5 October 2018
    Consultation response

    SRA consultation on Reporting Concerns - Law Society response

    The Law Society has published its response to the SRA's Reporting Concerns consultation.

    4 October 2018
    Consultation response

    The Law Society at Labour and Liberal Democrat conferences

    The Law Society attended the 2018 Labour and Liberal Democrat party conferences to discuss our priorities with key stakeholders.

    27 September 2018
    News

    Law Society at political party conferences

    Law Society representatives will be attending the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat party conferences as part of its influencing work.

    10 September 2018
    News

    Law Commission consultation on search warrants - Law Society response

    The Law Society has responded to the Law Commission's consultation on the law concerning search warrants.

    6 September 2018
    Consultation response

    Ministry of Justice post-implementation review of Part 2 LASPO Act - Law Society response

    The Law Society has responded to the MoJ consultation on the impact of Part 2 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.

    6 September 2018
    Consultation response

    Parliamentary briefing: Civil Liability Bill - second reading

    The Law Society believes the Civil Liability Bill will mean drivers and passengers injured through no fault of their own will struggle to access justice.

    20 August 2018
    News

    Shake up of legal services not backed by evidence

    Law Society says concerns about regulation of the solicitor profession must be taken into account and new rules rejected by the oversight regulator.

    14 August 2018
    Press release
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