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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In 2017 we asked you how we could improve our communication about the services we provide for you. Thanks to your feedback, we've fully revised your 2018 member handbook to clearly show what we offer to new and existing members.
The High Court has backed a legal challenge by the Law Society to halt cuts that were heightening the looming crisis in the criminal justice system.
The Law Society has responded to the MoJ consultation 'Reconsideration of Parole Board decisions: creating a new and open system'.
The Law Society, CLLS and Fraud Lawyers Association have responded to the House of Lords Committee call for evidence on the Bribery Act.
The Law Society has carried out new analysis that reveals that an average day of court time costs at least £2,692.
Properly funded early legal advice saves taxpayers' money says the Law Society following analysis showing the cost of running a courtroom for a day.
A key parliamentary committee has criticised HM Courts and Tribunals Service's attempt to modernise the courts and tribunals system.
A crisis in the criminal justice system triggered the barristers' strike and though the dispute seems to have been resolved, the crisis has not gone away.
Access to justice is a fundamental principle of democratic societies, which shapes much of our work. Whether it is our work supporting pro bono initiatives, or our campaigning on legal aid deserts, we work tirelessly to ensure the justice system is accessible to all.
Speed, ease and efficiency are laudable objectives for the court system in England and Wales, but current proposals for a flexible operating hours pilot raise far more concerns than solutions. When the plan to pilot extended court opening hours was first announced in May, the Law Society warned HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) that the scheme could heap more pressure on an already fragile system.
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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