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SRA Business Plan consultation
SRA Business Plan consultationJune 9, 2020As part of its commitment to accountability and transparency, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is for the first time consulting on its future business plan and budget as well as seeking views on its proposed principles for managing its Compensation Fund.Read More
Compensation Fund contributions reduced
Compensation Fund contributions reducedJune 9, 2020SRA announces that payments from solicitors to the Compensation Fund for the next practising year are to fall with the contribution for an individual down to £50 (from £60) and for a firm down £200 to £950.Read More
Law Society of Scotland launches mental health action plan
Law Society of Scotland launches mental health action planJune 4, 2020Law Society of Scotland launches a three-year action plan that aims to tackle stigma around mental health in the legal sector and sets out a seven-step framework for change including creating a more open culture, promoting mental health engagement and awareness campaigns, and developing the existing Lawscot Wellbeing online portal as a one-stop-shop for all resources.Read More
LawCare and Mental Health Awareness Week
LawCare and Mental Health Awareness WeekMay 20, 2020This year, Mental Health Awareness Week (18-24 May) has a particularly poignant meaning given the problems that many are experiencing as a result of lockdown and from uncertainties surrounding their businesses and futures.Read More
Coronavirus House Moves Guidance Published
Coronavirus House Moves Guidance PublishedMay 15, 2020Guidance has been published outlining how professionals are to deal with house moves following the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.Read More
Business Continuity Kit from Law Society
Business Continuity Kit from Law SocietyMay 11, 2020The Law Society of England and Wales produces a business continuity toolkit to help law firms and practitioners consider the issues they could and should be looking at when deciding how to strengthen their businesses.Read More
Legal technology articles published
Legal technology articles publishedApril 22, 2020The Legal Services Board publishes a new collection of articles on legal technology by 11 individuals and organisations, to highlight the important role which technology will play in helping meet the immediate challenges and supporting recovery in the longer term.Read More
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