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Law Society Updates CQS
Law Society Updates CQSFebruary 17, 2019The Law Society has launched a new set of Core Practice Management Standards for their CQS, which will come into effect from 1 May. We take a look at what the fairly extensive changes are, how they are likely to affect your firm and what you need to do to comply. Read More
Video hearings pilot to take place
Video hearings pilot to take placeDecember 12, 2018HMCTS announces that it has obtained approval to begin small-scale testing of Video Hearings in Birmingham and Manchester.Read More
SRA plan for no deal Brexit
SRA plan for no deal BrexitDecember 12, 2018SRA launches public consultation on potential changes to rules regarding how non-UK solicitors will qualify in England and Wales in the event of a no-deal Brexit.Read More
SRA launches digital badge
SRA launches digital badgeDecember 7, 2018SRA releases details of the new digital badge that eventually all solicitor websites will need to carry and which is intended to address public concerns for better information on the protections from using a regulated law firm.Read More
Solicitors reminded of litigation obligations
Solicitors reminded of litigation obligationsNovember 29, 2018SRA reminds solicitors to adhere to all their professional obligations when engaged in litigation and not allow themselves to become “hired guns” who simply carry out the instructions of clients.Read More
Law Society launches synopsis of super exam
Law Society launches synopsis of super examNovember 2, 2018Anticipating the fundamental changes about to take place in legal education, the Law Society has published an insight into the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) intended to replace the existing route to qualifying.Read More
IBA publishes cyber security guidelines
IBA publishes cyber security guidelinesOctober 25, 2018As part of their ongoing work on cyber security, the International Bar Association has published guidance, aimed mainly at small to medium-sized law firms, covering technology, organisational processes and staff training and providing, in addition, recommendations for law firms to follow.Read More
SRA publishes guidance on price transparency
SRA publishes guidance on price transparencyOctober 7, 2018SRA issues guidance on what price and service information firms must publish on their websites in readiness for the introduction of new price transparency requirements in December - including a limited number of templates and  tips on publishing user friendly price and service information for the public.Read More
Law Society calls for clearer rules for dealing with misconduct
Law Society calls for clearer rules for dealing with misconductOctober 5, 2018Law Society response to the SRA’s Reporting Concerns consultation calls for greater clarity in relation to the process for reporting misconduct that is appropriate for law firms of all sizes to ensure that serious cases are dealt with quickly.Read More
Court of Appeal ruling reasserts fundamental principle of client-lawyer confidentiality
Court of Appeal ruling reasserts fundamental principle of client-lawyer confidentialitySeptember 14, 2018The Law Society has reported that a landmark ruling from the Court of Appeal in the case of The Serious Fraud Office v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Ltd has helped to ensure that clients, seeking legal advice when they fear prosecution, will have their confidentiality protected. Read More