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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News the SRA wants to push ahead with rule changes that will create different tiers of regulation within the solicitor profession has prompted the Law Society to urge the LSB to put the best interests of the public first.
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.
The state must protect vulnerable people from being deprived of their liberty without proper legal safeguards, the Law Society of England and Wales said following a stinging ruling in the Court of Protection.
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.
A submission to government departments on the impact of Brexit.
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 looks at the progression of the Brexit bill and the government's consultation on soft tissue injury claims.
Alexandra Cardenas considers the events around the Panama Papers and provides an update on European Referendum debate.
New analysis shows that an 8,000 jobs boost follows each one per cent growth in legal services.
Information about outcomes-focused regulation, professional indemnity insurance and all aspects of compliance with the SRA Code of Conduct 2011.
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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