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Law Society welcomes new president Robert Bourns
Blog: New beginnings - Pride in the profession
Recognise experience and expertise of the legal sector, Law Society urges new prime minister
Law Society welcomes appointment of first woman lord chancellor
We urged the House of Lords to protect clients' ability to communicate with their lawyers confidentially as peers met to debate the Investigatory Powers Bill.
We welcome the Supreme Court's formal decision on government attempts to introduce a residence test for civil legal aid. In our view, this test was discriminatory and was not what parliament intended when passing the act.
Last summer, the government announced that there would be a formal consultation by the Department of Health on proposals to introduce fixed recoverable costs for some clinical negligence claims. We await the consultation and continue to work closely with stakeholders in anticipation of its publication.
CON29DW searches updated
We have updated our CON29DW form in consultation with the Drainage and Water Searches Network. Release of the modified form coincides with the implementation of updated CON29 and CON29O forms.
Land Registry consultation on Local Land Charges Rules - Law Society response
We have responded to the Land Registry's consultation on the Local Land Charges Rules 2017.
We reviewed and revised our Personal Injury Accreditation to ensure it remains a robust quality mark. The updated accreditation launched on 8 July. It is important that our criteria and documentation reflect the way that you currently run your caseload, whether you are a claimant or defendant solicitor. Please email us if you have any questions.
HMRC consultation on indirect taxes and inheritance tax - Law Society response
We have responded to HMRC's consultation on strengthening disclosure regimes for indirect taxes and inheritance tax.
Review of the Corporate Insolvency Framework - Law Society response
In May, the Insolvency Service and the Department for Business Innovation and Skills jointly published a consultation on the of the Corporate Insolvency Framework. The consultation sought to establish whether legislative change would improve the UK corporate insolvency regime.
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