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SRA Handbook - 12 days to have your say | Land Registry privatisation pause welcomed | Brexit briefing

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   9 September 2016 

SRA Handbook - 12 days to have your say

With your feedback we have responded to the Solicitors Regulation Authority's (SRA) proposals to alter the rules governing solicitors. The potential changes could harm clients and undermine the reputation of the legal sector. There is still time to submit your response and take our survey.
Read the press release
Use our template to make a response
See our full response

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Pause for breath over Land Registry privatisation welcomed

Delaying plans to privatise the Land Registry shows the government is carefully considering concerns raised by the legal sector.
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Brexit briefing

Brexit - Law Society activity update

We continue to provide information and advice on the implications of the EU referendum for the legal profession.
Read about our latest activity

Life after Brexit: What next for Britain?

With the UK's relationship with the European Union (EU) still unclear, our latest briefing looks at five possible models the UK could adopt and what they would involve.
Read the full briefing

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Legal market drives competition and innovation

We believe that the most effective driver of innovative and sustainable legal services is the market itself.
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Join our pro bono roundtable

Take part in an informal roundtable in Cambridge to discuss legal pro bono and the potential contribution that the legal profession in Cambridge might make. This morning event is a collaboration with LawWorks and Cambridge Citizens Advice.
Find out more on the LawWorks website

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Blog: 7 legal writing mistakes to avoid

Richard Heinrich, senior marketing manager at One Legal, looks at the seven deadly sins of writing legal documents.
Read the post

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Technology update

Find out what's happening in legal tech

Spark your inspiration at Legal Geek's LawTech startup conference. With over 30 speakers and practical demos from over 40 startups, there are plenty of opportunities to learn, share and network. Save 50 per cent if you book by 15 September and quote LawSociety50.
Book now

Opening of the legal year technology seminars

As part of a series of events marking the opening of the legal year, we will host two parallel seminars on 4 October in collaboration with the Bar Council. One will cover the impact of technology on legal services, and the other will be on the effect of technology on dispute resolution and regulation.
Find out more and book your place

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Professional Update mailing error

We are aware that some subscribers received our Professional Update newsletter more than once last week. This was due to a technical error with our email service provider. We have investigated and resolved the problem and apologise to those who were affected. Thank you for your understanding.

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Defence practitioner data security survey

HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) is carrying out a survey of digital devices used by defence practitioners. Responses will help develop an app to authenticate users in the criminal justice system.
Take the HMCTS survey

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Lexcel Financial Management and Business Planning Toolkit, 2nd edition

Financial management and business planning are essential to a profitable business. This invaluable toolkit helps you to implement effective management and planning procedures that are tailored to your firm's needs.

Pre-order today

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Training and events

Judicial appointments: Interview training for solicitors - 5.5 CPD hours

You will leave this course with a plan of action on how to progress your application. For those of you who've been unsuccessful previously, you will learn how to improve your chances of success next time.
Book today - various dates

Women Lawyers Division returner course - 11 CPD hours

This two-day course provides solicitors with the tools to return to the profession after a career break. It includes sessions on returning to the workplace, tips on CV preparation, and covering letter and interview techniques. Discount for bookings before 24 September.
Book today - 21-22 October

Continuing competence: Learning and development is changing

The new SRA competencies come into effect from 1 November. This seminar will help you to understand the new regime and what is involved, including what you need to do next to prepare your firm. Discount for bookings before 11 October.
Book today - 10 November


Financial pressures: Identifying financial distress and evaluating your options - 1 CPD hour

This one-hour webinar will provide practical guidance to help you effectively manage financial pressures at your firm. This will include advice on how to manage the bank in difficult times.
Book now - 12 September

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Property Section

This Section delivers guidance covering all areas of residential, commercial and conveyancing law. Section membership comes with a Property in Practice magazine subscription and discounted attendance at our National Property Law Conference.
Join today

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Making the most of your membership

Dedicated to 1 to 4 partner firms, offering A+ rated or equivalent professional indemnity insurance cover from a panel of markets.
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Catax Solutions provides Law Society members with expert support on capital allowances.
Find out more

View all membership benefits

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