Increased requirements for lawyer competence
Increased requirements for lawyer competenceFebruary 12, 2021The ongoing competency of lawyers is again to be looked at following an announcement by the Legal Services Board (LSB) that it will develop and consult on a more robust approach to ensuring lawyers remain competent throughout their careers.Read More
SRA Take Action on Transparency Rules
SRA Take Action on Transparency RulesJanuary 24, 2021SRA revealed that it has disciplined three more firms for breaches of the Transparency Rules bringing the total of firms disciplined so far this year to nine.Read More
SRA Guidance on European lawyers post-Brexit
SRA Guidance on European lawyers post-BrexitJanuary 17, 2021SRA publishes guidance intended to explain the position of European lawyers following the end of the implementation period on 31 December 2020.Read More
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