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

Court ID Cards For Lawyers Piloted
August 8, 2018
Court ID Cards For Lawyers Piloted

Trial scheme to see solicitors and barristers exempted from many onerous court security measures

Law Society's LGFS Challenge Succeeds
August 7, 2018
Law Society's LGFS Challenge Succeeds

"It is difficult to express in language of appropriate moderation why we consider these arguments without merit"

Women In Leadership In Law
August 6, 2018
Women In Leadership In Law

Christina Blacklaws, the new President of the Law Society, has declared that Women in Leadership In Law will be a key theme of her presidential year

LASPO Review Focus Groups
July 12, 2018
LASPO Review Focus Groups

Law Society holding a series of focus groups to explore impacts of LASPO on solicitors

Law Society Writes To PM Over Brexit Concerns
July 11, 2018
Law Society Writes To PM Over Brexit Concerns

Joint letter expresses concerns that services are being overlooked in Brexit negotiations

Law Society Releases Annual Statistics Report for 2017
July 4, 2018
Law Society Releases Annual Statistics Report for 2017

Compiled data shows the evolution and possible future path of the profession

Rise In Sexual Harassment Claims Against Lawyers
June 28, 2018
Rise In Sexual Harassment Claims Against Lawyers

Sexual harassment and misconduct claims increase by 58%

TVLS Elects New President
June 26, 2018
TVLS Elects New President

Chris Noon of NE Law elected as President of Tees Valley Law Society at the recent AGM

OPBAS Reviews Law Society's Activities
June 4, 2018
OPBAS Reviews Law Society's Activities

Office for Professional Body AML Supervision auditing Law Society's AML guidance-giving functions

MoJ Avoids Barristers' Escalation
June 4, 2018
MoJ Avoids Barristers' Escalation

MoJ heads-off escalation in the ongoing dispute between barristers and the government