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The Legal Services Board's (LSB) report shows that clients can choose from a broad range of options when purchasing legal services, allowing them to select the level of service they need at the right price for them. However, solicitors work to professional standards, are regulated, have insurance and their clients have access to redress, whereas other providers of legal service are not regulated and therefore do not provide consumers with the same level protection.
Flood Re launched
The flood reinsurance scheme known as Flood Re has been launched this week.
Introduction of Mortgage Credit Directive - changes to certificate of title
The Mortgage Credit Directive came into force on 21 March. Prospective borrowers have been given a 'reflection period', allowing them to compare mortgage offers, assess their implications and make an informed decision. The certificate of title has been updated at paragraph 1(b) to act as confirmation that the borrower wishes to proceed with the offer.
Updating the Land Registration Act 2002
The Law Commission has published a consultation paper setting out proposals to amend and update the Land Registration Act 2002.
Ipsos MORI, the independent market research organisation, is conducting a survey about the issue of anti-money laundering (AML), on behalf of the Home Office and the National Crime Agency. Completing the survey will only take five minutes and these organisations would very much appreciate your participation. The survey will close at midday on 13 April.
Sir James Munby, president of the Family Division of the High Court of England and Wales, has recently published a set of Child Arrangements Programme (CAP) templates for private law children practitioners which replace forms CAP01 to CAP04.
The Law Society has responded to the Ministry of Justice's (MoJ) consultation on proposals to reform fees for grants of probate.
European Commission feasibility study on the development of an EU VAT web portal - Law Society response
We have submitted a response to the European Commission's feasibility study on the development of an EU VAT web portal. This web portal would provide a single access point for consulting VAT rules and procedures that apply in and across the different EU member states.
We support this free-to-join collaborative network which is open to all UK law firms, because it brings benefits to solicitors in their every-day practice. A sustainable approach not only saves firms money, it can help secure new clients and win new business.
For many, pro bono is an essential part of being a solicitor. The Law Society supports LawWorks, which is at the centre of a committed network of solicitors, law students and paralegals dedicated to supporting some of the most vulnerable in society.
Human Rights Lawyer of the Year - make your nomination today
Help us find this year's stars of legal aid
You can do this by nominating a person, organisation or innovative IT project in the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards (LALYs). The deadline for nominations is Monday 25 April.
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