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LSB urges legal sector to design accessible services
LSB urges legal sector to design accessible servicesMarch 17, 2020A new report published by the Legal Services Board urges those operating within the legal sector to design services capable of being accessed by everyone.Read More
Council of EU revises non-cooperative list
Council of EU revises non-cooperative listFebruary 21, 2020Council of the EU adopts revised conclusions on the EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes.  In addition to the 8 jurisdictions that were already listed, the Council has decided that four additional jurisdictions should be added to its list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictionsRead More
Regulation and In-house Lawyers – A Compliance Guide
Regulation and In-house Lawyers – A Compliance GuideFebruary 18, 2020"Regulation and In-House Lawyers" is a work for SRA regulated lawyers working in-house for organisations which are not authorised by the SRA.  Co-authored by Bronwen Still, a director of Infolegal, this book is now available to purchase from the Law Society bookshop.Read More
Compensation Fund consultation
Compensation Fund consultationJanuary 29, 2020SRA Compensation Fund consultation looks at proposals that would lead to greater clarity on when grants are made,  the long-term sustainability of the fund and proposals to build on stakeholder feedback from earlier consultation.Read More
Lack of investigation cover warning
Lack of investigation cover warningJanuary 13, 2020Research undertaken by IRN and commissioned by national firm Leigh Day has found that less than half of solicitors firms have insurance cover that would enable them to be able to cover the costs of any potential investigation against them by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).Read More
Law Society welcomes SRA PII decision
Law Society welcomes SRA PII decisionDecember 20, 2019The Law Society of England and Wales has welcomed the news the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is to drop its proposals to lower the levels of professional indemnity insurance (PII). It said that, given the gravity of the issues with which the profession deals, it is vital that the public continues “to be protected by […]Read More
SRA publishes SQE knowledge assessment details
SRA publishes SQE knowledge assessment detailsDecember 12, 2019SRA publishes SQE1's Functioning Legal Knowledge Assessment Specification containing final details as to the legal knowledge that will be tested in the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE).Read More
Lawyers must adapt to survive
Lawyers must adapt to surviveDecember 10, 2019Law Society warns that the legal services market will need to adapt to a more deregulated environment, stronger commercial pressures and increasing adoption of technologyRead More
Law Society wants justice to be at heart of government
Law Society wants justice to be at heart of governmentNovember 19, 2019Law Society publishes its 2019 Manifesto in which it throws down the gauntlet to political parties campaigning towards the next election and challenges them to put the rule of law and access to justice at the heart of their plans for government.Read More
AML warning notice updated
AML warning notice updatedNovember 12, 2019SRA issues an updated "Compliance with the money laundering regulations - firm risk assessment" warning notice and announces plans to check 7,000 firms for AML compliance.Read More