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

Law Society To Launch High Court Challenge Against Criminal Defence Cuts
December 15, 2017
Law Society To Launch High Court Challenge Against Criminal Defence Cuts

Criminal legal aid sector may become unsustainable under proposed cuts

CEO Fraud - Forewarned Is Forearmed
December 13, 2017
CEO Fraud - Forewarned Is Forearmed

How fraudsters almost extorted €500,000 using only emails and phone calls

Campaign For Early Legal Advice
December 11, 2017
Campaign For Early Legal Advice

The Law Society is campaigning for legal aid to be re-introduced for early legal advice

Local Firm Raises £36,000 At Charity Ball
December 7, 2017
Local Firm Raises £36,000 At Charity Ball

Latimer Hinks raises more than £36,000 for local charities at its recent charity ball

Two Things To Improve Your Cybersecurity
December 6, 2017
Two Things To Improve Your Cybersecurity

There are ways to harden your cybersecurity without breaking the bank
 

SRA Consultations
December 5, 2017
SRA Consultations

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) published recently two consultations as part of its 'Looking to the Future' theme

Law Society Responds FRC Consultation
December 4, 2017
Law Society Responds FRC Consultation

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) sought views on its draft amendments to Guidance on the Strategic Report

Review Of SDT Standard Of Proof - Your Views Needed
December 1, 2017
Review Of SDT Standard Of Proof - Your Views Needed

The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal is expected to review the standard of proof it applies

Law Society Warns On PI Reforms
November 30, 2017
Law Society Warns On PI Reforms

Ordinary people, including the elderly, will be denied expert legal advice by increases in small claims limits

Diversity & Inclusion Forum In The North
November 30, 2017
Diversity & Inclusion Forum In The North

The first diversity and inclusion forum for the north was held at DWF in Manchester on 8 November