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Preparing for the new Standards and Regulations
Preparing for the new Standards and RegulationsSeptember 20, 2019As the date for implementation of the new Standards and Regulations draws ever closer, firms who have not yet done so need to give urgent thought to updating their manuals, processes and internal information.  A subscription to the Infolegal Compliance Hub could be just the solution you have been looking for.Read More
Unlocking justice with technology
Unlocking justice with technologySeptember 20, 2019A new report published by the Law Society of England and Wales puts forward the view that technology could be a means to unlocking justice for everyone and with the right support from government, could be the kind of innovative solution to unlock justice for those with legal needs but not the means.Read More
SRA advocacy proposals
SRA advocacy proposalsAugust 28, 2019SRA publishes consultation on its proposals for ensuring high standards of advocacy from solicitors and seeking views as to proposed changes to the assessment of solicitor advocates and qualifying requirements for undertaking advocacy in more serious youth court cases.  Read More
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