SRA warns of scammers targeting law firms

29 Mar 2017
The SRA has warned that law firms are being targeted by scammers who want to infiltrate IT systems.
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Celebrating 10 years of Excellence

24 Oct 2016
Congratulations to all the winners of the Law Society Excellence Awards! To see the full list of winners and highly commended nominations please follow the link below.
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Solicitors should give feedback on SRA plans amid threat to profession

01 Sep 2016
Solicitors are being urged to give their views on proposed changes to the SRA Handbook that would have a dramatic effect on their profession and clients by creating a two tier profession and significantly reducing client protections, depending on where solicitors work.
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Shortlist unveiled for Law Society’s 10th Excellence Awards

02 Aug 2016
The names of the brightest and best from the solicitor profession have been unveiled by the Law Society of England and Wales in their 10th annual Excellence Awards shortlist.
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New legal aid crime contracts for 2017

21 Jul 2016
The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) has just opened the tender for the 2017 criminal legal aid contracts. The LAA has also published the 2017 draft contract, which was consulted on with the Law Society, Legal Aid Practitioners Group and the Bar Council for three weeks.
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SRA’s new learning and development scheme ‘Continuing Competence’ in force from November 2016

08 Jul 2016
The deadline is fast approaching when all solicitors will need to have moved across and comply with the new Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) scheme for Continuing Competence.
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Brexit means ‘unprecedented and complex’ challenge for UK law

24 Jun 2016
Thursday's vote by the UK electorate to leave the EU has created an unprecedented and complex range of legal issues and the solicitor profession is already firmly focused on finding solutions, the Law Society of England and Wales said today.
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Law Society annual professional indemnity insurance survey confirms favourable market for firms

28 Apr 2016
For the second year running professional indemnity insurance (PII) renewal went smoothly for the vast majority of firms, the Law Society of England and Wales’s 2015-16 PII survey has found.
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Growth in number of commercial organisations employing solicitors

25 Apr 2016
The number of practising solicitors both in-house and in private practice is on the up, according to the Law Society of England and Wales Annual Statistics Report for 2015.
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A £25 billion legal sector supports a healthy economy

22 Mar 2016
New analysis shows that an 8,000 jobs boost follows each one per cent growth in legal services.
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