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Preventing a two-tier solicitor profession - Your input needed

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2 September 2016

Preventing a two-tier profession - Your input needed

Proposed changes to the SRA Handbook could result in a two-tier profession and significantly reduce client protections. To help you share your views with the regulator we have produced a template submission document and guidance. The deadline for responses is 21 September.
Learn more and download the submission template
Have your say in our survey

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Personal injury update

Motor insurers benefit while access to justice is hit

An undercover investigation by Which? has thrown the spotlight on motor insurers that increase driver premiums for policy holders who are blameless after minor collisions. We are calling on the insurance industry to address concerns that insurance companies are benefiting while savings are not being passed on to consumers.
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Low-value personal injury case studies needed

We are still looking for case studies on low-value personal injury cases to inform our response to the upcoming Ministry of Justice consultation on the small claims limit.
Find out more and make a submission

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Pro Bono Lawyers Panel

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has established a Pro Bono Lawyers Panel to promote and protect the human rights of British nationals detained overseas.
Find out more and apply to join

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Blog: 16 tips to improve your internal communications

Rachel Brushfield, founder of EnergiseLegal, explains the role that effective internal communication plays in building employee engagement, and provides a host of tips.

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Anti-money laundering policy update

Highlights in this month's anti-money laundering (AML) policy update include the implications of Brexit on our obligations, the consultation on the government's AML action plan and amendments to the 4th EU Money Laundering Directive.
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High Court judicial diversity programme

The Judiciary has launched a support programme for women, BAME candidates and those from less advantaged backgrounds seeking judicial appointments. 
Find out more and apply to join
Visit our Solicitor Judges Division webpage

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Termination of training contracts guidance

Having your training agreement terminated is difficult. Our new guidance explains the potential employment law issues and how to find another training contract.
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Unbundling Family Legal Services Toolkit

This toolkit assists solicitors in implementing new methods of unbundling pricing and outlines new ways of working.

Practical and concise, it contains useful templates and checklists for solicitors wishing to offer unbundled services as a more affordable alternative to the traditional retainer and hourly rates pricing strategy.

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Unbundling Family Legal Services Toolkit

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Training and events

Civil Litigation Section autumn conference: Vision and practice - 2.25 CPD hours

This half-day conference focuses on the practical effects of technology on civil practice following the Briggs review. Hear from Lord Justice Briggs, leading speakers in the tech field and judicial authorities and ask questions.
Book now - 29 September
Included in Civil Litigation Section membership

National property law conference 2016: Success in a changing environment - 5.25 CPD hours

This year's conference will provide practical advice designed to give you the tools and support to help overcome the biggest challenges that property practitioners will face in the next 12 months. Discount for bookings before 10 September.
Book now - 7 October.
Discount for Property Section members

Principal sponsor:
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Associate sponsor:
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Law Management Section finance and business forum 2016 - 3 CPD hours

This forum features inspirational speakers who will give insightful guidance on achieving and managing success. A networking session will allow you to share the challenges others face and help you discover innovative practices and ideas. Discount on booking made before 30 September.
Book now - 2 November
Discount for Law Management Section members


Setting up shop: How to start up a small law firm - 1 CPD hour

Expert guidance from two solicitors who have experience in successfully building a practice. Learn what needs to be considered when starting up your own law firm and how to calculate start-up costs.
Book now  - 8 September
Included in Family Section membership

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Join the Advocacy Section

The Advocacy Section delivers practical guidance, networking opportunities with the judiciary and tailored support designed for solicitor advocates specialising in civil, family and criminal advocacy.
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Become a Law Society committee member

We are looking for exceptional solicitors to join our technical policy committees which oversee important decisions that directly affect our members and the public.
Find out more and apply

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Making the most of your membership

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First Title Insurance plc is the preferred provider of legal indemnity insurance for the Law Society.
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The Association of British Investigators offers solicitors peace of mind when choosing investigative service suppliers.
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