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

Law Society Calls For Reinstatement Of Legal Aid For Early Advice
February 8, 2018
Law Society Calls For Reinstatement Of Legal Aid For Early Advice

Add your voice by writing to your MP using the Society's online tool

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
 

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

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

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