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Economic response to the SRA Handbook reviewThe SRA's proposed changes to the regulation of unreserved services are framed and justified in economic terms. We assessed the proposals from an economic perspective and found significant weaknesses in key strands of the proposals.
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Following comments about legal cases brought by UK lawyers against UK troops over claims of abuse in Iraq, we argue that nothing should undermine the independence of the legal profession and the rule of law.
Brexit the priority in Washington
Speeches from the conference
Our CEO Catherine Dixon and president Robert Bourns both delivered speeches at this year's IBA conference.
Client care Q&A: I am instructed by a deputy for an elderly woman without capacity. Is my client the deputy or the patient?
In this Q&A a solicitor has been instructed by a court-appointed deputy for an elderly woman who has lost capacity. The solicitor wants to know who is the client and to whom the client care letter should be sent.
Access to justice must be at the heart of any changes the government makes to the civil justice system.
MPs were urged to reject plans by the Ministry of Justice for a 500 per cent hike in fees for asylum and immigration tribunals, which will deny justice to those appealing Home Office decisions.
Initiated by the Law Society and driven by LawCare, this new cross-profession taskforce will promote and support mental health and wellbeing in the legal community.
Volvo partners with the Law Society
Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims, 2nd edition
Private Client Section: Elderly client care conference 2016 - 5 CPD hours
This conference brings together lawyers, healthcare experts, policy makers and academics to provide advice to solicitors dealing with elderly clients. Topics covered include cross-sector discussions of recent developments and trends in the law, including end-of-life care.
Women Lawyers Division returner course - 11 CPD hours
This two-day course provides solicitors with the tools help them to return to the profession after a career break. It includes sessions on overcoming the challenges of returning to work, helpful tips on CV preparation, cover letters and interview techniques.
Trust investments: Examining the impact of recent tax changes - 0.45 CPD hours
This webinar offers insight into the potential impact of recent tax changes on trust investments. Hear from our expert speaker on changes to the taxation of savings income, dividend and capital gains, and the options open to trustees and their investment advisers.
Solicitor Judges Division
The Solicitor Judges Division (SJD) delivers opportunities that influence the careers of solicitor judges and aspiring solicitor judges. On a national and circuit level, the SJD engages, promotes and supports members to increase the number of solicitors acting as judges and pave a way from the roll to the judiciary.
The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1PL. Tel: 020 7242 1222
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