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Stories and information about developments affecting the legal professions, both locally and nationally.

Anti Money Laundering Survey
April 13, 2017
Anti Money Laundering Survey

The Home Office is seeking feedback from solicitors on their attitudes to anti-money laundering regulations

Response to Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme
March 30, 2017
Response to Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme

The Law Society has responded to the MoJ's consultation

Litigators' Graduated Fees Scheme Consultation
March 30, 2017
Litigators' Graduated Fees Scheme Consultation

The Law Society has submitted their response to the Ministry of Justice's consultation

Participation of Vulnerable People in Proceedings
March 30, 2017
Participation of Vulnerable People in Proceedings

The Law Society has responded to the Family Procedure Rules Committee's draft practice direction

SRA Consultation on Rule Waivers
March 24, 2017
SRA Consultation on Rule Waivers

The SRA recently consulted on changes to the process by which solicitors can apply for rules to be waived

SRA Professional Indemnity Insurance Data
March 22, 2017
SRA Professional Indemnity Insurance Data

In October last year, the SRA began a discussion on reforms of the regulation of solicitors' PII

LGFS Consultation Survey
March 21, 2017
LGFS Consultation Survey

The Ministry of Justice is consulting on proposals which include reducing the cut-off for evidence under the Litigators Graduated Fee Scheme

Reforms to the Advocates' Graduated Fees Scheme
March 16, 2017
Reforms to the Advocates' Graduated Fees Scheme

The Law Society has responded to the Ministry of Justice consultation
 

Response to Scope of VAT Grouping Consultation
March 16, 2017
Response to Scope of VAT Grouping Consultation

The Law Society has responded to HM Revenue & Custom's consultation on the scope of VAT grouping

Law Society Response to Legal Ombudsman Consultation
March 15, 2017
Law Society Response to Legal Ombudsman Consultation

The Legal Ombudsman has consulted on its annual business plan and budget