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

100 Years Since Women Became People
November 14, 2017
100 Years Since Women Became People

1914 Court of Appeal case Bebb v Law Society found that women failed to fall within the definition of ‘persons’

Changing Face Of Legal Sector Revealed
November 13, 2017
Changing Face Of Legal Sector Revealed

Productivity in the legal services sector may double by 2038, but at the cost of 20% fewer jobs

Law Society Responds to FCA's OPBAS Consultation
November 13, 2017
Law Society Responds to FCA's OPBAS Consultation

The consultation invited comments on a proposed sourcebook for professional body supervisors

'Ello 'Ello - What 'Ave We Got 'Ere, Then?
November 10, 2017
'Ello 'Ello - What 'Ave We Got 'Ere, Then?

Directors need to understand that their company must police itself for good corporate governance

DCLG Publish Call For Evidence
November 6, 2017
DCLG Publish Call For Evidence

Government seeks views on whether there needs to be an overhaul of regulation in the property agent market

Standard Of Proof Applied By The SDT
November 3, 2017
Standard Of Proof Applied By The SDT

As part of a wider consultation later this year, the SDT is expected to review the standard of proof it applies

Closing Down Your Practice: Regulatory Requirements
November 2, 2017
Closing Down Your Practice: Regulatory Requirements

This practice note outlines the regulatory requirements to consider when closing down your practice

Response To Consultation On Child Cruelty Sentencing Guidelines
November 1, 2017
Response To Consultation On Child Cruelty Sentencing Guidelines

The Law Society has responded to the Sentencing Council’s consultation

Tackling Unfair Practices In The Leasehold Market
November 1, 2017
Tackling Unfair Practices In The Leasehold Market

The Law Society has responded to the Department of Communities and Local Government consultation

Law Society External Board Members
November 1, 2017
Law Society External Board Members

Applications are now sought for both lay members and Solicitor members of the Law Society Board