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

The False Economy Of Legal Aid Cuts
November 27, 2017
The False Economy Of Legal Aid Cuts

Law Society publishes research showing cuts to legal aid cost the public purse more in the long run

The Biggest Cyber-Threat Of All
November 21, 2017
The Biggest Cyber-Threat Of All

Friday afternoon fraud is now the biggest cybercrime afflicting the legal sector

Pro Bono Plugs Gaping Holes In State Funding
November 20, 2017
Pro Bono Plugs Gaping Holes In State Funding

Tragic events in 2017 highlight the vital support provided by pro bono lawyers in the face of deep cuts to Legal Aid

'Untenable' Cuts To LGFS Start On 1 December
November 14, 2017
'Untenable' Cuts To LGFS Start On 1 December

The MoJ has announced that the proposed cut to LGFS will come into force on 1 December

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 10, 2017
DCLG Publish Call For Evidence

Consultation seeks views on whether a new regulatory model is needed for agents in the leasehold sector.

HMCTS Reform Roadshow
November 9, 2017
HMCTS Reform Roadshow

First HM Courts & Tribunal Service Roadshow to be held in Newcastle on 27 November