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LSB new strategy for the legal services sector
LSB new strategy for the legal services sectorDecember 11, 2020LSB puts forward a new strategy for the legal services sector and yet another reshaping  of legal services "to better meet the needs of society".  The strategy, which will require an increased budget of £175k (4.4%) on the 2020/21 budget of £3.923m.Read More
Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) Resources Published
Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) Resources PublishedDecember 11, 2020With less than a year to go until the first sitting of the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE), the SRA has published a suite of guidance materials setting out what they expect in terms of qualifying work experience.Read More
SRA Publishes Risk Outlook 2020/2021
SRA Publishes Risk Outlook 2020/2021November 27, 2020SRA publishes the 2020/2021 Risk Outlook which this year emphasises that all risks have been heightened because of the rapid changes and uncertainty in the market – mostly because of the effects of Covid-19.Read More
Law Society Welcomes Courts Backlog Measures
Law Society Welcomes Courts Backlog MeasuresNovember 12, 2020Law Society welcomes government measures to tackle backlogs in the civil and family courts and tribunals services by recruiting hundreds of additional staff and boosting court capacity.Read More
Scottish Price Transparency Guidance
Scottish Price Transparency GuidanceNovember 9, 2020Law Society of Scotland issues guidance for Scottish solicitors on publishing pricing. The guidance, which is advisory rather than compulsory, is due to come into effect in January 2021 and aims to help consumers better understand the cost of legal advice and services by informing firms as to how they can publish indicative price information about their services.  Read More
Research Shows Remote Working Benefits Those with Disability
Research Shows Remote Working Benefits Those with DisabilityNovember 6, 2020Law Society and the Legally Disabled Research Team based at Cardiff University research finds that working from home during the COVID-19 outbreak has enabled many lawyers with a disability to manage their disability more effectively.  Read More
SQE Gets the Go Ahead
SQE Gets the Go AheadNovember 2, 2020SRA announces that it has been given the go ahead by the Legal Services Board  to introduced the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) from 1 September 2021 with the first sittings for SQE1 taking place in November 2021.Read More
JLD welcomes SDT mental ill-health decision
JLD welcomes SDT mental ill-health decisionOctober 23, 2020JLD welcomes SDT decision in the case of Susan Helen Orton that her mental ill-health represented exceptional circumstances which warranted a suspension instead of a strike-off and hopes it continues to be as conscious of the significant impact of such issues in future determinations.Read More
Encouraging Transparency Report
Encouraging Transparency ReportOctober 17, 2020SRA publishes report showing that transparency of fee information and the availability of more online information about solicitors and law firms is already making a difference as people start use it to help with decisions about accessing legal servicesRead More
LawCare launches ‘Life in the Law’ study
LawCare launches ‘Life in the Law’ studyOctober 12, 2020To help it better to understand the day to day realities of life in the law LawCare, the legal mental health charity, has announced a new research initiative that will form the basis of an academic paper to be published in 2021.Read More