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These guidelines have been prepared jointly by the Bar Council, CILEx and the Law Society and offer practical advice for lawyers who face litigants in person in the civil courts and tribunals.
Practice note: what to do when a complaint goes to the Legal Ombudsman
This practice note provides guidance on the processes used by the Legal Ombudsman (LeO) and what you can do to resolve a complaint once it has been referred to LeO.
Discussion paper on how the Legal Ombudsman should be funded
Don't forget to respond to our discussion paper on how LeO should be funded. We want to hear your views on the 'polluter pays' model, free cases and case fee waivers. The deadline is Friday 10 July 2015.
Land Registry: changes to receipt of applications
From Monday 8 June, Land Registry will be changing the address for applications by post, DX and personal delivery.
Stamp Duty Land Tax: online payments by debit and credit cards
HMRC is now able to receive payment for Stamp Duty Land Tax by debit or credit card using a new online payment service.
My client has asked me to send bills to him by email. Can I do this? Read the answer on our website or call the Practice Advice Service on 020 7320 5675 for free and confidential support.
Membership of the Private Client Section will give you the specialist support you need on current issues affecting you and your practice. The Section also provides access to exclusive online content, magazines, topical webinars and networking opportunities.
The All Change Challenge runs from June to mid-September 2015 with the aim of encouraging commuters to change to healthier, more sustainable ways of travelling. You can compete on your own or as part of your firm's team to win rewards and prizes.
Today's lively discussion focused on the future of legal services. Join us on Twitter using #LawSociety2020 next Thursday from 15:00-16:00 when we'll discuss the solicitor brand and what being a solicitor means to our members and their clients. Why do people become solicitors? How will this change in the future? We value your input - find out how you can contribute.
Mergers - will you reap the dividend? (Webinar)
The mergers market continues to be extremely active and is likely to be so for some considerable time. This webinar will provide practical guidance from two experienced practitioners from a financial and a legal background on topics including pre-merger, having clear strategic reasons to merge, ensuring partner buy-in, setting robust forecasts, and more.
The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1PL. Tel: 020 7242 1222
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