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Forbes welcomes Bar President to new Preston offices

New LGW Hub Legal services Forbes Lawyers Forbes Solicitors welcomed the President of the Law Society of England and Wales, I Stephanie Boyce, and the Preston Incorporated Law Society (PILS) to their new offices in Preston as they continue to support the city’s position as center of legal excellence. The Lancashire-based law firm, which works […]

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Mini-budget response: stamp duty among the big tax cuts

Conveyancing lawyers will be watching and waiting to see how the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) cuts, outlined by the UK Government in its mini budget today (September 23), will affect their business. From today the Government will permanently increase the threshold above which SDLT must be paid when buying residential properties in England and […]

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Biti reported to Law Society, risks disbarment

Tendai Biti FORMER Finance Minister Tendai Biti faces being disbarred as a lawyer after local businessman Tendai Mashamhanda reported allegations of misconduct against him to the Law Society of Zimbabwe (LSZ) and to the Minister of Justice, Ziyambi Ziyambi. Biti’s law firm, Tendai Biti Law Chambers, is accused of systematically filing false affidavits. LSZ spokesman […]

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The number of lawyers on the list reaches a record high

The number of registered lawyers hit a record high in 2021, while a record number of students graduated with law degrees, a new report from the Law Society of England and Wales has revealed. Our 2021 Annual Statistical Report was launched today (September 21). Key findings for 2021 include: In the twelve months to July […]

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Manchester lawyer elected to Law Society Governing Council

One of the founders of a Manchester law firm has been elected to the decision-making body of the Law Society. After a three-week vote of society members, Karen Bexley, managing director of Bexley Beaumont, was chosen to take a seat on its board of directors. She had been one of 27 candidates vying for five […]

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The FICL organizes a snack for the first visit of the Bar

From left to right: PK Malhotra, Ashok Sharma and Stephanie Boyce The Indian Federation of Corporate Lawyers (FICL) hosted a grand reception on September 6 for Law Society of England and Wales President Stephanie Boyce and International Head Mickael Laurans at their first visit to India. PK Malhotra, former secretary of India’s Ministry of Law […]

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Impact of public holidays on deliveries scheduled for September 19

Banks will not return completion funds or mortgage funds. Many other professionals involved will not work either. This can create problems for those who have already committed to completing that day. We hope this will not affect many transactions, given the day of the week and time of year. Either way, lawyers and transfer agents […]

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New PM takes over at pivotal moment for justice

New Prime Minister Liz Truss will have the opportunity to reset the government’s approach to the rule of law and address the crisis in the justice system, the Law Society of England and Wales said when announcing the results of the Conservative Party leadership. election. “We call on the new premier to show renewed respect […]

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SQE one year later | The bar

Today marks one year since the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) introduced the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE), marking the biggest change in the way aspiring lawyers can enter the profession in nearly 30 years . “The SQE has now been running for a year,” said Law Society of England and Wales President I. Stephanie Boyce. “SQE […]

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The Bar “could support” an internal alternative to the SIF

Bar: the level of protection must remain the same The Law Society said it had “no objection in principle” to replacing the Solicitors Indemnity Fund (SIF) with an in-house alternative run by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). However, the company was strongly opposed to the SRA’s suggestion that companies, charities or trusts with income or […]

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Risks remain after Law Society guidelines on lawyers’ commitments

As lawyers, we are taught early in our careers that the word “business” should set off alarm bells. When a commitment is mentioned, we are often encouraged to refer it to a supervisor and/or the Risk team. It is true that giving or receiving an undertaking can be risky, but so are many other aspects […]

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Practice Certificate Fees 2022–2023 | The bar

Lawyers in England and Wales are required to pay for a certificate of practice annually. Fees are collected by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and are paid either by individual lawyers or by companies on behalf of their lawyers. Most of this income is used to fund the activities of the SRA, with the remainder […]

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The calendar of key dates wins the 2022 Innovation Cup of the Law Society

Pictured (LR): Mary-Jay Morton, Kenneth Law and Diane McGiffen A tool designed to mitigate risk for lawyers has won the Law Society of Scotland’s 2022 Innovation Cup. Mary-Jay Morton, senior associate solicitor at Laurie & Company in Ballater, Aberdeenshire, won with an easy-to-use key date calendar. It is designed to save time, stress and worry […]

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Bolton AFG Law Chief Executive New Law Society President

The new president of the Bolton Law Society found her first job leafing through The Bolton News. Managing Director of AFG Law Anita Boardman, 51, applied for her first job in the profession when she saw an ad in the newspaper more than 30 years ago. Growing up in Leigh she originally had other career […]

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Can my client use bitcoin to purchase property?

I am the money laundering assessor for a conveyancing firm to act in the cash purchase of a local property for £795,000. Customer due diligence revealed that the money came from the customer’s investment in bitcoin. Does the Law Society have advice on bitcoin? Bitcoin is a type of digital currency that some individuals and […]

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Top lawyers will receive brain chip implants, Law Society predicts

2047: the last batch of interns arrives at the office. Lawyers of the future could have microchips implanted in their brains, making them more efficient and allowing them to bill by “attention units”, according to a report commissioned by the Law Society. Embedded chips will become the “iPhone of the future” for lawyers, claims the […]

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Join our Membership and Communications Committee

We are looking for three volunteers willing to help shape the way the Law Society engages with its members. The deadline to apply is September 7, 2022 at noon. The role The Membership and Communications Committee helps the Law Society develop: website, emails and social networks events and conferences approach to learning and development engagement […]

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Law Society calls for ‘sustained investment’ in courts to reduce growing backlog

Saturday August 13, 2022 11:31 a.m. The Law Society has called on the government to make a ‘sustained investment’ in Britain’s justice system after new data showed the backlog of cases had worsened in the previous quarter. The backlog of cases waiting to be heard in the Crown Courts of England and Wales rose from […]

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Changes in the practice of law in Saudi Arabia

On February 16, 2022, a Royal Decree was issued, setting out proposals on how foreign law firms can practice in Saudi Arabia (KSA). Modifications : regulate the licensing of foreign law firms practicing law in Saudi Arabia govern how local lawyers can do business change existing legal practice We expect the changes to take effect […]

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How to boost social mobility in your law firm

Companies regulated by the SRA must report data on the diversity of their workforce, including statistics on socio-economic diversity. This made it possible to build an image at national and regional level. The 2021 SRA data on socio-economic background in law firms examines parental occupation at age 14, type of school and parental qualifications: 23% […]

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London barrister appeals Bar Court suspension

Breadcrumb Links Local News Publication date : August 10, 2022 • 16 hours ago • 5 minute read • 10 comments Photo of Image bank /Getty Images Content of the article A controversial London lawyer is appealing his suspension by a supervisory court, saying the Ontario bar is biased against him and engages in ‘libel […]

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Why don’t we know what’s behind the NZ Law Society’s ‘workplace culture’ problem?

John Bowie* Fresh out of its various PR pronouncements and public pronouncements about the need for good behavior in the workplace, the Law Society itself has found itself in the uncomfortably hot epicenter of its own workplace issues with the resignation in June of new CEO Joanna Simon, supposedly motivated by ‘behavioural concerns’ involving new […]

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Is the Law Society of Ontario run by nepotism? | Michael Lesage

” style=”margin: 5px 15px 0 0px; border: 1px solid #999; width: 150px;”/> Michael Lesage At least since it became fashionable to do so, the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) has repeated a strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. He commissioned the oft-criticized Challenges report, and even went so far as to require licensees themselves […]

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Law Society and SRA to recover an additional £10m from lawyers

Law Society: Current Fee Levels Are Unsustainable Lawyers’ practice fees are to rise by 10 per cent, or £10.4m, next year, with the Practice Certificate Fee (PCF) rising by £20, the Law Society and Solicitors have proposed Regulatory Authority (SRA). Following separate consultations, their joint request to the Legal Services Board is to raise £114.7m […]

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Supreme Court Rules on Law Society of Saskatchewan v Abrametz – Trial, Appeals and Compensation

August 08, 2022 McKercher srl To print this article, all you need to do is be registered or log in to Mondaq.com. The provincial government has passed legislation allowing certain professions to self-regulate. This establishes a regulatory body that creates by-laws, policies and rules to guide the profession and its members. This all […]

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Sasha Borissenko: Confidentiality and Bar Culture Review

The Law Society is already undergoing an independent review. Picture 123RF OPINION: What’s going on with the Bar? Last month it was revealed that the regulator had commissioned a review of the organization’s culture. It turns out that concerns were raised in June about behavior of President Jacques Lethbridge. It was in June that General […]

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Obstacles to becoming a judge – fears vs reality

Not enough courtroom experience? Karine : I didn’t think I was what JAC was looking for initially. Going through the application process, I realized that they are more interested in relevant skills and your ability to learn and adapt than anything else. At the Planning Inspectorate, I conducted inquiries into planning appeals on behalf of […]

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Criminal Legal Aid Lawyer Wins Bar Presidential Election

Richard Atkinson has specialized in criminal law for 30 years, with a focus on major crime litigation. He is a senior duty counsel and advocate, representing clients in court. Richard said, “I am honored to have been elected Associate Vice-President of the Law Society. “I ran for office because I strongly believed in our profession, […]

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Law Society of SA calls for review by ICAC over concerns rushed legislation will fail pub test

South Australian lawyers say ‘snapshot’ anti-corruption laws allow public officials convicted of certain crimes to charge taxpayers their legal fees, and that Parliament’s handling of laws ‘fails the pub test’. Key points: The Law Society of SA says it appears convicted officials can charge taxpayers for things like appeals The Law Society has written to […]

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The Law Society recommends a 4% salary increase for junior lawyers

Minimum of £23,703 in London and £21,024 elsewhere The Law Society has recommended a 4% increase in the minimum wage for trainee lawyers in England and Wales. Chancery Lane bigwigs say recruits undertaking a training contract or qualifying work experience (QWE) should now be paid at least £23,703 in London and £21,024 outside the capital. […]

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Have you considered joining the Junior Lawyers Network?

Would you like to be part of our volunteer committee, advising us on the needs of beginning lawyers and aspiring lawyers? We have five committee member vacancies on our Junior Lawyer Network Advisory Committee, effective November 1, 2022. To apply Please email [email protected] with: Your CV a statement of no more than 500 words describing […]

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Brighter prospects for this year’s PII renewal season

There are several very positive signs coming from the lawyers’ professional liability insurance (PII) market that suggest a much more stable renewal environment in October for insurance buyers, compared to recent experiences. Renewal process Some established insurers started the renewal process early and expressed a desire to grow their respective portfolios. As a result, they […]

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Law Society of BC suspends lawyer for sexual harassment

A Langley lawyer will be suspended for four and a half months after admitting professional misconduct including sexual harassment, racist remarks and creating a hostile work environment. A Law Society of BC court hearing panel decided on July 12 to accept a joint submission from attorney Rowan MacKenzie Davison and other parties involved in the […]

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The President of the NZ Law Society, Lethbridge, in Eye Of Storm

Jacqui Lethbridge, newly appointed President of the Law Society, has found herself in the unfortunate position of being the subject of publicity about “behavioral issues”, just as the Law Society tries to put bullying and harassment issues on the profession behind him. And it’s obvious she’s less than happy with a statement issued by the […]

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Instill a culture of productivity in your legal practice

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had a major impact on legal services. He saw increased digitization across the profession and instilled the need for law firms to be more productive. In just two years, these are twenty years of modernization. The most important change for the next ten years will be the understanding that a […]

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Bar President Adrian Tan reveals he was diagnosed with cancer shortly after being elected

SINGAPORE – The President of the Law Society of Singapore (LawSoc), Adrian Tan, revealed Thursday (July 28) that he was diagnosed with cancer in March, two months after being elected to the top job. In a post on the professional networking site LinkedIn, where the 55-year-old remains vocal on matters of public interest and litigation, […]

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Law Society President Jacque Lethbridge denies allegations of ‘behavioural problem’

Jacque Lethbridge was elected president of the New Zealand Law Society in April. Photo / Provided Law Society President Jacque Lethbridge advanced allegations of “behavioral issues” and confirmed she was at the center of the claims. However, Lethbridge, who was elected president in April of the regulatory body that oversees the conduct of 15,000 New […]

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Join our new Learning and Development Steering Group

Influencing the future of legal education and training This is a unique opportunity to influence how education and training works in the profession while stimulating your own professional development. Join the steering group As a member of the Learning and Development Steering Group, you will advise on content topics, formats and delivery methods to improve […]

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How to Manage Stakeholders as a Corporate Lawyer

Although the company is your official “client”, there are other stakeholders with whom you, as a corporate lawyer, must engage and manage well. Other stakeholders? As part of providing legal advice and support, you will interact with a variety of stakeholders which could include the following: Internal stakeholders group project Other functions/departments Management board of […]

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Windsor lawyer has license revoked by bar court

Breadcrumb Links Local News Osgoode Hall, seat of the Law Society of Ontario and the Court of Appeal for Ontario. Photo by Colin Perkel /Canadian Press Content of the article Windsor lawyer Claudio Martini has had his license revoked in a final decision by the Ontario Bar Tribunal. Advertisement 2 This ad has not loaded […]

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Homologation Service Update – July 2022

When to contact HMCTS We continue to receive feedback from members on wait times when they contact HMCTS. Phone lines are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. HMCTS has confirmed that Monday is its peak day and Friday is its quietest. For a shorter wait time, the best times to contact HMCTS […]

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An internal stakeholder management guide

Although the company is your official “client”, there are other stakeholders with whom you, as a corporate lawyer, must engage and manage well. Other stakeholders? As part of providing legal advice and support, you will interact with a variety of stakeholders which could include the following: Internal stakeholders group project other functions/departments management board of […]

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Five Ways to Host Better Meetings

How do you run good meetings? Much emphasis has recently been placed on the quality of business meetings, but organizations rarely train their employees to lead them. Not all managers are role models for running good meetings. Most of us learn the hard way, including becoming adept at identifying what we think is an unnecessary […]

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Westminster update: Government increases criminal legal aid rates

One thing you must do Read our statement on the imminent launch of the Register of Overseas Entities (ROE), which will introduce new responsibilities and risks in certain real estate transactions. What do you want to know 1. The government is increasing criminal legal aid rates The government this week established regulations to increase criminal […]

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Increase in recommended salary for interns

Aspiring lawyers are set to be paid £21,024 outside London and £23,703 in the capital for qualifying work experience (QWE) for the lawyers’ qualifying exam or during their training contract, said today the Law Society of England and Wales. “This increase in the recommended salary for aspiring lawyers is considered appropriate at this time,” Law […]

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Law Society launches review of ‘behaviour’ concerns

The Law Society launched a review of its culture after a staff member raised concerns about the behavior. It comes a year after the organization – which regulates lawyers – launched new rules to tackle a culture of bullying and harassment in the profession. The legal world was rocked in 2018 by allegations of sexual […]

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Warning before starting the register

The Heads of Notaries are alerting lawyers to the imminent launch of the Register of Overseas Entities (ROE) which will introduce new responsibilities and risks in certain real estate transactions*. The UK government announced last week that the new register, created under the Economic Crimes (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022, will come into force on […]

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The Law Society publishes its first guidelines on lawyers’ undertakings

By Marialuisa Taddia (July 21, 2022, 10:53 p.m. BST) – The Law Society released its first-ever guidance on lawyers’ commitments on Thursday, nearly a year after the UK’s highest court ruled that law firms Incorporated lawyers could not be held liable by the courts for promises made by lawyers on behalf of their companies. The […]

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SLAPP reform will help prevent abuse of justice

The Strategic Public Involvement Prosecutions (SLAPP) is set to be reviewed in a decision hailed by the Law Society of England and Wales, as the UK government seeks to prevent potential abuses of the administration of justice. “We are pleased to see that the government has considered some of our recommendations to ensure that SLAPPs […]

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The rule of law at the heart of climate action

Advocate leaders welcomed news that the government needs to revise its climate strategy to demonstrate how key emissions reduction targets will be met. The effects of climate change have been felt across the UK as England and Wales swelter in record high temperatures. This week the High Court ruled that the government’s net zero strategy […]

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New Zealand Bar Association: Penalty of suspension increased for misconduct

Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 3:44 p.m.Press Release: New Zealand Bar Association The New Zealand Bar | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa acknowledges today’s judgment by the High Court, following an appeal by the Standards Committee, which increases the suspension of James Gardner-Hopkins as a practicing barrister by two years at the maximum period of three […]

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Civil Justice Council Cost Consultation – Law Society Response

As civil justice enters a new digital era, the Civil Justice Council (CJC) is seeking high-level views on multiple areas of civil court fee reform. Focusing on access to justice, the CJC Task Force takes a strategic and holistic look at costs, including: cost budgeting indicative hourly rates (GHR) pre-action protocols and digital justice system […]

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The legal profession celebrates South Asian Heritage Month

Lawyers in England and Wales will today mark the start of South Asian Heritage Month, which this year will focus on celebrating and commemorating South Asian culture and educating the public. Law Society Vice President Lubna Shuja said, “I am delighted to mark the start of South Asian Heritage Month, which does so much to […]

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Red alert for sanctions evasion by sanctioned Russian elites

Financial intelligence sources have identified sanctioned Russian individuals using a range of methods to evade sanctions imposed following the invasion of Ukraine. This includes using family members and associates to access, transfer and/or sell frozen assets through UK facilitators. Sanctions Circumvention Indicators Indicators of sanctions evasion methods identified by JMLIT include: changes in the beneficial […]

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Gongs for legal aid heroes

Legal Aid Champions received well-deserved recognition at last night’s (July 12) Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year (LALY) Awards. The finalists gathered in London to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the awards, organized by the Legal Aid Practitioners Group, with the ceremony held in person for the first time since before the lockdown. “Congratulations to […]

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Westminster update: Prime Minister resigns

One thing you must do We have published advice for lawyers affected by the Criminal Bar Association strike. CBA strikes in response to government proposals for criminal legal aid. Read our tips Find out how we are fighting against the inadequate funding of lawyers What do you want to know 1. The Prime Minister resigns […]

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Law Society poll: female lawyers outnumber men in Australian state of New South Wales, but are paid less

Women outnumber men in the legal profession in the Australian state of New South Wales, but are paid less, according to a survey commissioned by the state’s Law Society. The ‘2021 Annual Profile of NSW Lawyers’ provides an overview of the legal profession in New South Wales, Australia’s most populous state, and reveals that 37,186 […]

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How to use SEO to grow your business

Building and growing a law firm is hard work and never easy. This involves overseeing and managing general operations, looking after finances and promoting the business and services. While earning fees. In addition to using traditional marketing techniques, you are now presented with new digital marketing opportunities that you can take advantage of. If your […]

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Law Society president urges regulations and laws on facial recognition technology

Facial recognition technology has been slowly rolled out across Australia for public safety purposes; however, the lack of regulations and laws on the matter raises concerns about whether this surveillance technology will be used responsibly and ethically. The Law Society of South Australia President Justin Stewart-Rattray recently posted about the issue on the company’s website, […]

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Five Ways Your Law Society Membership Can Help Your Practice Thrive

The truth is, you’re probably a little – or maybe a lot – of both. Running a law firm is hard work. You face all the pressures and hassles of owning a small business, while working in a highly regulated and fast-paced environment. Luckily, you’re also a member of the Bar – and we’re here […]

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People: Nottinghamshire Law Society; Freeths

Nottinghamshire Bar appointed its new president. Janine McKinney is the seventh female president to hold the position of the Society, which was established in 1875. McKinney is currently Chief Crown Prosecutor for the East Midlands. Freeths has bolstered its East Midlands jobs team with two new signings. Melanie Morton joins the law firm’s Nottingham office […]

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Disabled Lawyers Division Summer Social

We started the day with a committee meeting, delighted to finally see each other again (some of us for the first time not virtually). The first guests started arriving at 5 p.m. Committee members chatted with friends, old and new. We were surrounded by the beautiful London skyline, thanks to the generosity of Freshfields Bruckhaus […]

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Impacts of economic instability on the risk of money laundering

Economic instability can alter the risks faced by firms and legal practitioners. It also has the potential to reduce economic viability or revenue streams – which can in some cases increase risk appetite, increase the risk of money laundering or lead to a reduction in required controls. Examples of risks Here are non-exhaustive examples: deprioritization […]

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The Law Society awarded honorary doctorates of law to eight exemplary individuals

TORONTO, June 28, 2022 /CNW/ – The Law Society of Ontario honored several distinguished personalities with a Doctor of Laws degree, honoris causa (LLD) at call-to-bar ceremonies held earlier this month. An LLD is awarded in recognition of outstanding achievement in the legal profession, the rule of law, or the cause of justice. Law Society […]

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How to support legal professionals in succession planning

TORONTO, June 28, 2022 /CNW/ – The Professional Regulation Committee has launched a consultation process to seek feedback on a recommendation from the Trustee Services Task Force to implement a mandatory succession planning requirement for licensees in private practice. The proposed plan includes developing mandatory succession planning criteria, creating supports and resources to help licensees […]

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Lewis Silkin Managing Partner hired to lead the Law Society

By Joel Poultney (June 27, 2022, 7:38pm BST) – The Law Society of England and Wales on Monday appointed Lewis Silkin LLP managing partner Ian Jeffery as its new managing director to help develop what he called “an ever more sophisticated system” to meet the needs of an evolving legal landscape. In a statement, Jeffery […]

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New Executive Director for the Bar

The Law Society of England and Wales has appointed Ian Jeffery as Chief Executive. Law Society President I. Stephanie Boyce said, “I am delighted to welcome Ian to the Law Society and look forward to working with him as he takes the helm. “As a lawyer and head of law firm, Ian has valuable and […]

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Lawyer and law firm executive appointed CEO of the Law Society

Ian led Lewis Silkin as managing partner and CEO for 15 years. During this period, he led the firm’s growth nationally and internationally, helping to establish a reputation as one of the most innovative major law firms. “It’s an exciting time to join the Law Society team,” said Ian. “As the voice of the legal […]

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The Law Society of England and Wales closes its offices in Brussels after 30 years

Just over three decades after the Law Society of England and Wales first planted its flag in Brussels, the legal body has decided to close its office in the Belgian capital. The closure was first announced in a LinkedIn post by David Greene, former president of the Law Society of England and Wales. The decision […]

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LEAP Legal Software | The bar

LEAP is focused on designing legal technology specifically for the needs of small and medium-sized law firms and is continually refining its technology to create an unparalleled legal practice productivity solution. LEAP’s powerful features extend beyond traditional practice management software to include legal accounting, document assembly and management, and uniquely legal publishing tools in one […]

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Bar strike: what you need to know

Since April, hundreds of lawyers have embraced ‘no return’ as part of a push for the government to raise rates by 25%. On Friday, June 17, CBA members voted in favor of an escalation of measures, including: court walkouts refusal to accept further instructions no return The action is expected to intensify the pressure and […]

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Violation of bar exam: Law Society of Ontario pursues claim as affected candidates left outside to look inside – Civil Law

On May 25, 2022, after months of investigation, the Law Society of Ontario (“OSL“) announced that he had filed a lawsuit against Aamer Chaudhry and NCA Exam Guru (“the Defendants“) for their alleged role in the breach and distribution of confidential examination materials to license applicants. The statement posted online as part of the LSO’s […]

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UWindsor Alumna elected Treasurer of the Law Society of Ontario | newswindsoriteDOTca

Jacqueline Horvat, a graduate of the University of Windsor, has been elected to the Board of the Law Society of Ontario. Horvat, who was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2002 after earning her law degree from the University of Windsor in 2001, was elected Treasurer of the Law Society, the highest elected representative […]

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Sasha Borissenko: Will the bar exam produce the changes he promised to make?

An independent review committee was appointed to review the bar. Photo/NZME OPINION: Last week, the independent review panel reviewing the Law Society released a discussion paper with the aim of inviting input from the profession and the public. The review was prompted, in part, by disclosures in 2018 of reports of sexual harassment of young […]

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Bar exam violation: Law Society of Ontario pursues claim as affected candidates left outside to look inside

On May 25, 2022, after months of investigation, the Law Society of Ontario (“OSL”) announced that she had filed a lawsuit against Aamer Chaudhry and NCA Exam Guru (“the Defendants”) for their alleged role in breaching and distributing confidential exam materials to license applicants. The statement posted online as part of the LSO’s announcement seeks […]

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Consultation on the 2022-2023 SRA Business Plan and Budget – Response from the Law Society

Proposals The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) Business Plan 2022/23 reflects the SRA’s three strategic priorities: set and maintain high standards for the profession support the adoption of technology and innovation prioritize initiatives that positively impact access to justice and improve equality, diversity and inclusion within the profession and across the legal services industry SRA work […]

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Local Lawyer Elected First Row to the Law Society of Ontario

Breadcrumb Links Local News Windsor lawyer Jacqueline Horvat, founding partner of Spark Law who has been appointed Treasurer of the Law Society of Ontario, is pictured in her law office on Thursday, June 9, 2022. Photo by Dax Melmer /Windsor Star Content of the article A Windsor lawyer and University of Windsor alumnus has been […]

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Patrick Kelly: Prominent lawyer dies in bicycle accident as Law Society of Northern Ireland honors ‘gentleman’

The Law Society has paid tribute to a well-known lawyer from Northern Ireland after he died from injuries sustained in a cycling accident over the weekend. atrick Kelly was one of the founders of McConnell, Kelly and Co Solicitors 32 years ago before retiring in May. The father-of-two, in his 60s, was cycling in Wicklow […]

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Jacqueline Horvat elected Treasurer of the Law Society of Ontario

TORONTO, June 15, 2022 /CNW/ – The Law Society of from Ontario elected board of directors Jacqueline Horvat as Treasurer for the 2022-23 term. The Treasurer is the highest elected official of the Law Society, which regulates from Ontario lawyers and paralegals in the public interest. Ms. Horvat will take office on June 28 Council […]

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SJP signs agreement to provide advice to members of the Bar

SJP will also provide resources to Law Society lawyers through articles, CPD training and practice area updates focused on the latest developments in the management of wills and estates, trusts, charitable work and tax issues. It will also highlight the relationship between financial planning and well-being. Founded in 1825, the Law Society represents and governs […]

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The Bar welcomes interns for the #10000BlackInterns initiative

Five interns today began their six-week paid internship at the Law Society of England and Wales, as part of our participation in the #10000BlackInterns initiative. The initiative was founded to help expand career opportunities for young black people in the UK and address the under-representation of black talent in many sectors. The program aims to […]

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What are the advantages of smart meters for notaries?

More time to focus on your practice With multiple contracts to read and clients to meet, it’s no wonder time is so precious for lawyers. That’s where smart meters come in: they can help your practice save time. A short initial installation can provide long-term time-saving benefits. For example, with a smart meter, you won’t […]

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Sabah Law Society Seeks Judicial Review of Special Grant in Sabah

KOTA KINABALU (June 9): The Sabah Law Society (SLS) on Thursday filed for judicial review of an ongoing dispute over the 40% special grant to which Sabah is entitled under the Federal Constitution. The request, filed by the law firm MM. J Marimuttu and Partners, named the federal government as defendant. Following an announcement by […]

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Preliminary Notice of Council Elections 2022

The Bar and our Council The Law Society is the independent professional body for lawyers, acting as the voice of lawyers, promoting excellence in the profession and protecting the rule of law. Our Board fulfills the following high-level and strategic functions: give the collective voice of the profession establish policies on matters of importance to […]

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Drought for legal aid providers will erode eligibility gains

The UK government must shore up the beleaguered legal aid market if more generous eligibility criteria are to benefit those on low incomes, barristers’ leaders have warned. The Law Society of England and Wales has today published updated maps of Legal Aid Deserts (1) to accompany its response to the Department of Justice’s consultation on […]

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Response to Independent Criminal Legal Aid Review – Law Society Response

Proposals Between March and June 2022, the government held a consultation on its response to the independent review. Proposals include: increase in legal aid rates, including for the work of police stations and the legal costs of magistrates changes to fee structures to better reflect the work required on cases establishment of an advisory board […]