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

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

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

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

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’