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

Combat Immunity
February 13, 2017
Combat Immunity

The Law Society is preparing a response to the Ministry of Defence's consultation on combat immunity
 

Family Mediation Council Consultation
February 13, 2017
Family Mediation Council Consultation

The Family Mediation Council released a consultation asking whether mediators should be able to draft consent orders

Driving Offences and Penalties Consultation
February 13, 2017
Driving Offences and Penalties Consultation

The Law Society has responded to a MoJ consultation on driving offences and penalties relating to causing death and serious injury

Sentencing for Breach Offences Draft Guideline Consultation
February 13, 2017
Sentencing for Breach Offences Draft Guideline Consultation

The Law Society has responded to the consultation about the draft guideline for sentencing for breach offences

Responses to Consultations
January 26, 2017
Responses to Consultations

The Law Society's responds to recent consultations on reporting serious incidents in charities, bladed articles guidelines, and the terms of reference for the FCA mortgage sector market study

Personal Injury Claims Process Consultation
January 26, 2017
Personal Injury Claims Process Consultation

The Law Society has responded to the Ministry of Justice consultation, which invited views on proposals to abolish or significantly reduce general damages for soft tissue injury

Basement Development and the Planning System
January 26, 2017
Basement Development and the Planning System

The Law Society's Planning and Environmental Law Committee recently responded to a call for evidence on basement extensions and the planning system.

Modernising Judicial Appointments
January 26, 2017
Modernising Judicial Appointments

Back in September 2016 the Ministry of Justice invited views on their five proposals to modernise judicial appointments
 

SRA Consultation: Enabling Innovation
January 25, 2017
SRA Consultation: Enabling Innovation

The SRA are consulting on proposed changes to applications for waivers and actions to develop further their Innovation Space.

Response to the Review of the LSB and OLC
January 25, 2017
Response to the Review of the LSB and OLC

The Law Society has responded to the Ministry of Justice's review of the Legal Services Board (LSB) and the Office for Legal Complaints (OLC).