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Law Society responds to prime minister's move to clamp down on lawyers pursuing claims against veterans
The Law Society has responded to the news that David Cameron has ordered ministers to take action to clamp down on lawyers pursuing claims against veterans.
Legal aid duty contract procurement process: Law Society calls for clarity as a matter of utmost urgency
Following widespread speculation that the two-tier criminal duty tender process will be abandoned by government, the Law Society has called on the Legal Aid Agency and the Ministry of Justice to issue an urgent public statement, to provide certainty for all involved in the contract procurement process.
President of the Law Society Jonathan Smithers has commented on the Solicitors Regulation Authority's (SRA) study on the quality of legal services for asylum seekers. The president emphasised that any shortcomings in the quality of advice provided to often vulnerable asylum seekers need to be addressed.
An amendment will be made to clause 10 of the Council of Mortgage Lenders' (CML) Handbook on 1 February 2016, as a result of the Mortgage Credit Directive.
The legal profession is punching well above its weight in opening up to LGBT workers, according to campaigning charity Stonewall's list of top 100 employers published this week.
We look forward to launching our LGBT Lawyers Division this year to promote diversity in the profession and support more law firms to be included on the next Stonewall list. More details to follow.
We welcome the measured proposals put forward by the Migration Advisory Committee in its report on skilled migration published today and we are pleased that the report reflects some of our recommendations.
Please join the 2016 Great Legal Bake, taking place 1-5 February. The main day, when most bakes will happen, will be Wednesday 3 February. Last year we had over 100 groups baking and selling all over England and Wales, raising over £15,000 for legal charities!
The Law Society and the Malaysian Bar Council are organising a legal market visit to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 12 and 13 April. If you are interested in exploring legal business opportunities and meeting new partners, please visit our International Department website or contact our international policy adviser Gerwin de Boer.
We will soon be launching My Law Society and the new, improved Find a Solicitor website.
Your personalised My Law Society homepage will give you information from the Law Society website and the Gazette, tailored to you and your interests.
My Law Society will also enable you to build a better online presence by adding more information to your Find a Solicitor profile. On average, Find a Solicitor attracts 550,000 visitors each month, so enhancing your profile by adding a detailed biography about your expertise, as well as all of your areas of practice, will help you stand out.
We are now testing My Law Society and Find a Solicitor. If you would like to preview these services and give us feedback before we launch them more widely, please contact email@example.com.
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