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

Law Society Warns Of Threat To Extradition Laws
November 6, 2018
Law Society Warns Of Threat To Extradition Laws

"The British people may not be forgiving if the UK becomes a safe haven for criminals"

SRA Reporting Concerns Consultation Response
October 18, 2018
SRA Reporting Concerns Consultation Response

The Law Society has published its response to the SRA's Reporting Concerns consultation

SDT Standard Of Proof Consultation
October 16, 2018
SDT Standard Of Proof Consultation

Law Society responds to Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal consultation
 

Law Society Acts On Misuse Of NDAs
October 15, 2018
Law Society Acts On Misuse Of NDAs

Law Society informs MPs that it will take action over inappropriate use of non-disclosure agreements

Court Of Appeal Reasserts Client-Lawyer Confidentiality
September 26, 2018
Court Of Appeal Reasserts Client-Lawyer Confidentiality

Judgement in case of SFO v ENRC described as "shot in the arm" for justice

Graham Turnbull Lecture 2018
September 5, 2018
Graham Turnbull Lecture 2018

This year's lecture being held on 11 December; essay entries to be submitted by 15 November

Conveyancing Panels "Not Working Well"
September 3, 2018
Conveyancing Panels "Not Working Well"

Law Society calls on FCA to probe lenders' conveyancing panels
 

No Deal Brexit Could Wipe £3bn From Legal Sector
September 3, 2018
No Deal Brexit Could Wipe £3bn From Legal Sector

New analysis released by Law Society points towards challenging post-Brexit landscape for lawyers

Charity Commission Consultation
August 30, 2018
Charity Commission Consultation

Law Society responds to Commission's consultation on guidance for trustees
 

LASPO Legal Aid Review
August 29, 2018
LASPO Legal Aid Review

The government’s promised review of the LASPO Part 1 is now underway