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5 August 2016
We're launching a new solicitor brand campaign and we want our members to be the public face by featuring in posters, videos and other materials.
The process for a member state withdrawing from the European Union is set out clearly in Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. However, the UK's own constitutional requirements mean working out the correct sequence for departure is somewhat trickier.
LawWorks Pro Bono Awards - Nominations open
Do you know a solicitor doing exceptional pro bono work? Nominate them for a LawWorks Pro Bono Award. The awards recognise excellence in legal pro bono undertaken by organisations and individuals.
Pro Bono Connect
Pro Bono Connect is establishing a network of barristers and solicitors willing to work together on pro bono cases. They will work on civil matters for individuals, charities and community groups who do not have the funds to pay for legal advice or representation.
In this Q&A, a conveyancing solicitor is acting on behalf of a client who is purchasing a freehold property which has solar panels. The solicitor wants to know if there is anything to consider when undertaking the purchase.
We are supportive of alternative business structures (ABS) as they provide choice for solicitors and clients. However, it is critical that the regulatory framework is the same for both ABS and solicitor firms. This will enable fair competition and benefit clients.
The Ministry of Justice is inviting nominations for this year's honorary QC appointments. We are participating by putting forward selected solicitors chosen from a list of those nominated by our members.
Bookshop summer sale - 40 per cent off selected titles
Our summer sale is now on! Throughout August a selection of Law Society Publishing titles will be 40 per cent off. This special offer ends on 31 August.
Compliance support forum for COLPs/COFAs: Protect your firm from cybercrime - 3 CPD hours
With their regulatory responsibilities, COLPs and COFAs are at the forefront of protecting their firms' online security and integrity, while ensuring that all staff are aware of their individual responsibilities.
Corporate commercial tax law conference - 3 CPD hours
This conference features leading experts who will provide an insight into the latest developments in tax law, with a particular emphasis on what is happening in practice.
Continuing competence: Learning and development is changing
The new SRA competencies come into effect on 1 November. This seminar will help you to understand the new regime, what is involved, and looks at the cultural and behavioural changes that may be required for your organisation to comply.
A practical guide to trust administration - 1 CPD hour
This webinar will give you an understanding of best practice in trust administration. Our speaker will cover key topics such as regulatory compliance and relationships with beneficiaries. Common errors to avoid will also be identified.
This division is for in-house lawyers working in the corporate and public sectors, not-for-profit organisations and charities. Our free seminar on demonstrating value in London on 5 October will show how progressive in-house teams can become integrated business partners, rather than simply providing reactive support.
The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1PL. Tel: 020 7242 1222
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