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14 August 2015


Court closure proposals

Complete our survey

The government plans to close 91 courts and tribunals across England and Wales, and integrate or merge 31 more. We want your views and case studies to help formulate our consultation response. Please complete our short survey to let us know how you and your clients will be affected.
Complete the survey

Interactive map: find out which courts will be affected in your region

Our interactive map shows the courts affected by the proposals.

It also gives details on where the work would move to and how long it would take by public transport to get to the alternative courts.
View the map

 

Courts map

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Blog: what makes a good tweet?

Emma Maule, social media officer at the Law Society, provides some essential tips to get you tweeting like a pro.
Read the blog

 

Twitter

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Land Registry practice change: postponement of charges

From 10 August, Land Registry will treat simple and complex postponements in the same way and accept either a letter or deed when a charge is registered.
Find out more

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Regulation of consumer credit

In our latest consultation response, we welcome the significant progress made by the SRA towards avoiding dual regulation and extra cost for solicitors who conduct consumer credit work. We will continue to work with the SRA to ensure there is clarity for the profession and consumers.
Read our full response

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Do you have experience in applying EU legislation?

Do you have an opinion on how to reduce the regulatory and administrative burden of applying EU legislation? The European Commission is looking for experts to join its 'REFIT platform', an opportunity to influence the EU's 'better regulation' agenda.
Find out more and apply - deadline: 1 September

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Regulatory performance survey

We are undertaking our biennial survey of the profession's views on the regulation of solicitors. The survey covers:

  • awareness and views of the range of SRA-regulated activities and other government regulation
  • satisfaction with SRA practices and activities, and
  • awareness of responsibilities under the outcomes-focused regulation framework.

The research will support the Law Society in monitoring SRA performance and inform the assistance we offer to members to overcome challenges they face in dealing with regulation. A random sample of firms will be surveyed from 10 August to 28 September and firms are kindly encouraged to participate if contacted.

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Opening of the legal year

The opening of the legal year takes place on 1 October with a ceremony at Westminster Abbey. As part of a series of events, the Bar Council and the Law Society will be hosting two parallel seminars on 30 September on client confidentiality in the digital age and the treatment of witnesses across the globe.
Find out more and book

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Collect your diversity data safely and quickly

Are you prepared for this year's diversity data submission to the SRA? Riliance provide a safe and anonymous online survey tool that you can use to collate the relevant information from your staff and produce a comprehensive report that mirrors SRA requirements.
Find out more

 

Riliance

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Niche Marketing for the Legal Sector, 1st edition

This book explains how marketing knowledge and techniques can help you develop a targeted approach to growth and illustrates how to apply them.

It also covers how to sell into niche markets and how to develop your own niche marketing plan.

Order your copy

 

Niche Marketing for the Legal Sector, 1st edition

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Training and events

Capital allowances: all the need-to-know facts for the conveyancing solicitor

As of 1 April 2014, the issue of capital allowances relief must be raised by the acting solicitors on every commercial property conveyance at the time that the transaction takes place. This webinar will explain the new rules and procedures.
Book now - 30 September

 

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Private Client Section elderly client care conference 2015 - 5 CPD hours

Speakers including lawyers, doctors, academics and experts from the charity sector will explain what solicitors need to know when dealing with mental capacity issues, clients living with dementia and the changing landscape in respect of the funding of adult social care. Recent developments, including The Care Act, will also be explained and practical examples will be given.
Book now - 16 October
Join the Private Client Section


Civil Litigation Section autumn conference - how to innovate and maximise profits - 2.25 CPD hours

Thought-provoking speakers will offer advice on ways to innovate your litigation practice in order to maximise profitability. The half-day event features sessions on bill format, litigation funding, unbundling legal services and what in-house lawyers need from private practitioners and vice versa.
Book now - 22 October
Join the Civil Litigation Section


Law Management Section finance and business conference 2015 - 6 CPD hours

This annual conference is a great opportunity to discuss new ideas to help your firm remain profitable in the current challenging environment. It will feature knowledgeable and inspirational speakers who will give practical and insightful guidance on finding efficiencies, managing risk and achieving success.
Book now - 17 November
Join the Law Management Section

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Member savings on vehicle hire

Save 10 per cent on global vehicle hire with Hertz and receive a free additional driver. With over 8,500 locations in over 147 countries, Hertz helps you to go further for less. Call 0870 844 4844 or visit the website and quote CDP 500756.

 

Hertz

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Making the most of your membership

JLT Property Insurance

JLT Property Insurance in conjunction with the Law Society offers flexible unoccupied property insurance tailored specifically for solicitors.
Find out more

JLT Travel Insurance

JLT Travel Insurance provides single or multi-trip cover for individuals, couples or families.
Find out more

View all membership benefits

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