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

LSB Draft Business Plan 2017-18
March 15, 2017
LSB Draft Business Plan 2017-18

The Law Society has responded to the Legal Services Board's draft business plan for 2017-18

Better Combat Compensation
March 14, 2017
Better Combat Compensation

The Law Society submitted their response to the MoD's Better Combat Compensation consultation

Green Paper On Corporate Governance Reform
March 14, 2017
Green Paper On Corporate Governance Reform

The Law Society submitted its response to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Green Paper

Soft Tissue Claims Consultation
March 14, 2017
Soft Tissue Claims Consultation

The government has published its response to the Soft Tissue Injury Claims Process consultation

Breaches of Financial Sanctions Consultation
February 15, 2017
Breaches of Financial Sanctions Consultation

The Law Society has responded to HM Treasury's consultation
 

Draft Finance Bill 2017
February 14, 2017
Draft Finance Bill 2017

The Law Society has made a submission to HMRC on the provisions within the draft Finance Bill 2017
 

Criminal Legal Aid
February 14, 2017
Criminal Legal Aid

The Ministry of Justice has issued a consultation proposing changes to some areas of Criminal Legal Aid
 

Modernising Judicial Terms and Conditions
February 14, 2017
Modernising Judicial Terms and Conditions

Following a consultation the Government has announced it is not going to introduce a fixed non-renewable term for fee paid judges

Transforming Our Justice System
February 14, 2017
Transforming Our Justice System

On 8 February the Ministry of Justice published it's response to the Transforming our Justice System consultation

Criminal Finances Bill
February 13, 2017
Criminal Finances Bill

The Law Society has met HMRC and Home Office officials to discuss implementation of the Bill provisions for new tax-related offences