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Judges Slam Court Reforms In Leaked Report
January 8, 2019
Judges Slam Court Reforms In Leaked Report

Leaked submission from district judges to MoJ reveals deep frustration with court reforms

MoJ To Review Criminal Legal Aid Payments
December 18, 2018
MoJ To Review Criminal Legal Aid Payments

Ministry to conduct "fundamental review" of criminal legal aid payment schemes

William Hutton Prize Winner Announced
November 20, 2018
William Hutton Prize Winner Announced

Nicola Sharp of Mortons Law, Sunderland, wins prize that recognises excellence in trainees

Gender Pay Gap Reporting
November 19, 2018
Gender Pay Gap Reporting

Law Society guidance suggests firms with fewer than 250 employees report on the issue
 

Professional Indemnity Insurance Guidance
November 19, 2018
Professional Indemnity Insurance Guidance

Law Society publishes Practice Note giving detailed advice on PII
 

Data Controllers And Processors Post-GDPR
November 16, 2018
Data Controllers And Processors Post-GDPR

Law Society publishes Practice Note clarifying differences and legal implications post-GDPR

Law Society Guidance On No Deal Brexit
November 16, 2018
Law Society Guidance On No Deal Brexit

Guidance on changes in civil and commercial coorperation that would occur in no deal scenario

Price Transparency - Guidance And Advice
November 16, 2018
Price Transparency - Guidance And Advice

The SRA's new rules on price and service transparency come into force on 6 December 2018

Success Story: Battling For Local Justice
November 15, 2018
Success Story: Battling For Local Justice

Solicitor Edward Cooke was unhappy about the prospect of losing local court provision - this is how he stopped it

Pro Bono: Good For The Community And For Lawyers
November 15, 2018
Pro Bono: Good For The Community And For Lawyers

Laura Bee explores how pro bono work can benefit lawyers and firms as well as communities