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New Compliance Guides from Infolegal
New Compliance Guides from InfolegalAugust 20, 2019Infolegal publishes three new professional regulatory compliance guides covering the forthcoming SRA Standards and Regulations, Data Protection and GDPR and Cybersecurity.Read More
LSCP produces legal services buying habits report
LSCP produces legal services buying habits reportAugust 12, 2019Legal Services Consumer Panel publishes its latest "Tracker Survey" of people who have used legal services in the last two years. Reveals, inter alia, a drop in free legal advice and a lack of development in transparency.Read More
SRA publishes professional standards report
SRA publishes professional standards reportAugust 6, 2019The SRA has published a professional standards report outlining the investigation, supervision and enforcement work they carry out and revealing that of the 11,508 reports made to them 4,711 resulted in an investigation.Read More
Fees and Compensation Fund
Fees and Compensation FundJuly 21, 2019SRA confirms that they will be keeping individual practising fee levels for 2019/20 at the same level whilst compensation fund contributions are set to fall.Read More
Government announces leasehold reforms
Government announces leasehold reformsJuly 16, 2019Government responds to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee’s leasehold inquiry announcing some changes but leaving many, such as support for existing leaseholders, as yet unaddressed.Read More
Law firms getting better at customer service
Law firms getting better at customer serviceJuly 11, 2019SRA publishes data which would seem to indicate that law firms are getting better at resolving complaints and that most clients say they are happy with the quality of service they receive from firms.Read More
BSB Handbook introduces new Bar transparency rules
BSB Handbook introduces new Bar transparency rulesJuly 3, 2019BSB publishes new transparency rules in a revised edition of its Handbook. The new rules, which come into force immediately, are designed to improve the information available to the public before they engage the services of a barrister.Read More
Scotland looks at legal aid reform
Scotland looks at legal aid reformJune 30, 2019Scottish Government publishes consultation on legal aid reform in Scotland seeking views on how to ensure current legal aid provision meets the needs of modern Scotland and to ensure a system that is user-focused, flexible and valued as a public service.Read More
Bronwen Still emphasises wellbeing
Bronwen Still emphasises wellbeingJune 14, 2019Infolegal Director Bronwen Still, a key speaker at this month's Legal Futures Regulation and Compliance Conference, addressed what law firms should be doing to ensure that they have the policies and procedures in place to avoid problems with wellbeing issues such as stress, depression and bullying.Read More
Consultation on Practising Certificate Fees 2019-20
Consultation on Practising Certificate Fees 2019-20June 9, 2019Law Society and the Solicitors Regulation Authority plan to cap practising certificate fees at their 2018/2019 level of £278 for the coming year.Read More