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

Improved Access To Justice In Domestic Violence Cases
February 7, 2018
Improved Access To Justice In Domestic Violence Cases

The availability of Legal Aid in domestic abuse cases is set to improve following reforms to LASPO

Law Society Responds To Civil Justice Council ADR Interim Report
February 2, 2018
Law Society Responds To Civil Justice Council ADR Interim Report

Report looked at the role of Alternative Dispute Resolution in civil justice

Legal Ombudsman's Business Plan Consultation
February 2, 2018
Legal Ombudsman's Business Plan Consultation

Law Society responds to Legal Ombudsman's proposed business plan and budget for 2018/19

Owning Up To Mistakes - Event Highlights Video
February 1, 2018
Owning Up To Mistakes - Event Highlights Video

View highlights from the Law Society's recent Owning Up To Mistakes event
 

Bring Back Legal Aid For Early Advice
January 26, 2018
Bring Back Legal Aid For Early Advice

Law Society creates new animation in support of their early advice campaign
 

Local Solicitor Donates Hair To Charity
January 25, 2018
Local Solicitor Donates Hair To Charity

Little Princess Trust makes wigs for children who have lost their own hair due to illness and treatment

Review of Mental Health Act 1983: Law Society Response
January 22, 2018
Review of Mental Health Act 1983: Law Society Response

People detained for mental health problems need legislation that protects them better

Great Legal Bake 2018
January 16, 2018
Great Legal Bake 2018

Event in support of local legal advice agencies aims to beat the £33,000 raised in 2017
 

South Tees Hospitals' Retinal Development Appeal
January 15, 2018
South Tees Hospitals' Retinal Development Appeal

Charity aims to buy vital equipment to help patients in the Teesside and Tees Valley areas

Law Society Council Meeting Summary, December 2017
January 8, 2018
Law Society Council Meeting Summary, December 2017

Summary from the December meeting of the Law Society Council