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15 September 2017
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Parliamentary brief: Financial Guidance and Claims Bill
The Law Society has welcomed the objective of the Financial Guidance and Claims Bill to tackle some of the unscrupulous behaviours of Claims Management Companies (CMCs). We have provided further suggestions on how the government and the lords scrutinising the bill can tackle current CMC practices.

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Coming soon: Global legal centre campaign videos
As part of our global legal centre campaign, we have developed over 40 short films promoting English and Welsh law, the justice system and the profession. Get a first look by attending our launch event on 28 September, 18:30, at the Law Society.

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Chair wanted for Law Society Main Board
The Law Society is looking for a current or former solicitor to chair our new Main Board. The Main Board will act as the oversight body for the effective implementation of the Society's strategy and annual business plan, and we need someone with substantial experience operating at the top of an organisation undergoing significant changes to lead it.

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Data protection for the 21st century: Here’s what law firms need to do to comply with GDPR
The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is a buzzword in the legal sector at the moment, and you may well be sick of hearing about it – but that doesn’t make it less important an issue for firms to address. 

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Solicitors uniquely placed to ensure fair treatment of minority ethnic defendants
Responding to David Lammy's review of the treatment of, and outcomes for, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic individuals in the Criminal Justice System, we have stated that solicitors are uniquely placed to ensure defendants from minority ethnic backgrounds are treated fairly.

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Property in the family
The ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ is now one of the top 10 mortgage lenders. So how should you advise clients receiving funds from family, and when should you advise them to consult a family lawyer? The Property Section's Jo Edwards, Jamie Gaw and Anna Jassani explain.

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Private Client Q&A: When does a legatee have a right to interest on a pecuniary legacy?
In this Q&A a solicitor wants to know when a legatee has a right to interest on a pecuniary legacy under a Will and what rate of interest is payable.

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Time for PII
Did you know that almost 70 per cent of law firms will renew their Professional Indemnity Insurance between now and October? Despite the fall in premiums year on year it remains one of the largest single business expenses for firms. You can spread the cost over 12-18 months by using finance.

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Autumn book sale - save 15 per cent*
Our new autumn collection of books is now available to order. These include fantastic titles such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation, Legal Training Toolkit, Criminal Finances Act 2017 and the Conveyancing Handbook, 24th edition.

*You can save 15 per cent when you buy 3 or more books (excluding P&P) before 31 October.

See the full range of books included in the offer
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Events and training
Private Client Section conference: Elderly client care - SRA competence A2, 20 October
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Making the most of your membership
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