Further calls for empowerment of consumers
Further calls for empowerment of consumersSeptember 19, 2021LSB launches yet another consumer focused consultation - this time on a draft statutory statement of policy on empowering consumers which outlines how regulators should ensure that people and small businesses who need legal advice have the information they need to shop around and exercise choice.Read More
SRA urges solicitors to respond to frozen asset list
SRA urges solicitors to respond to frozen asset listSeptember 16, 2021SRA reminds solicitors that they have just over month to check the latest HM Treasury Consolidated List of asset freeze targets to make sure they are not holding monies belonging to a client that is subject to financial sanctions.Read More
Practising in the Coroner’s Court
Practising in the Coroner’s CourtSeptember 14, 2021The SRA, the Bar Standards Board and CILEx Regulation publish new guidance and resources designed to ensure standards for solicitors, barristers and CILEX Advocates working in the Coroner's Courts.Read More
Fees and Compensation Fund Contributions to Fall
Fees and Compensation Fund Contributions to FallAugust 24, 2021SRA announces fall in practising fee levels for 2021/22, with the individual fee falling by £12 on last year's figures to £266, alongside a fall in the Compensation Fund contributions.Read More
More Technology Innovation Needed
More Technology Innovation NeededJuly 29, 2021Independent research into innovation in the legal sector carried out on behalf of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has revealed that there is insufficient advancement for firms working with individuals and small businesses.  Read More
Promote Legal Expenses Insurance Says LSB
Promote Legal Expenses Insurance Says LSBJuly 15, 2021In an attempt to widen access to legal advice in England and Wales, the Legal Services Board wants to see legal expenses insurance promoted more widely to consumersRead More
Increase Competence, Skills and Ability
Increase Competence, Skills and AbilityJuly 10, 2021Following its call for evidence in relation to continuing competence and the subsequent review of competence frameworks in other countries, the LSB has now published research that highlights the importance the public places on lawyers having the right knowledge and up to date skills.Read More
Law Society Looks to the Future
Law Society Looks to the FutureJune 20, 2021A new Law Society report "Our Future Worlds 2050 project" explores changes and uncertainties in the legal profession over the next 30 years and focuses on emerging themes that look likely to dominate and affect the law, the legal profession and society in 2020 to 2030.Read More
SRA – Reporting Diversity Data
SRA – Reporting Diversity DataMay 17, 2021The Solicitors Regulation Authority has said that it will be requiring firms to report their diversity data to them in summer 2021 with precise dates yet to be confirmed.Read More
Conveyancing Task Force
Conveyancing Task ForceFebruary 23, 2021Five professional bodies have agreed to work together to establish the Conveyancing Task Force, whose remit will be to encourage “reform and enhancement” of the property transfer process.Read More