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Westminster update: Economic Crime Bill approved by House of Commons

One thing you must do Read our submission to the government’s consultation on reforming the Human Rights Act. We argue that the government is introducing changes that would make the state less accountable. It undermines a crucial element of the rule of law, preventing people from challenging illegitimate uses of power. What do you want […]

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People: the law firm appoints key leaders; Total Fitness Braces for Growth with Key Hire; and more

Law firm Ward Hadaway has appointed a key leadership role to its Manchester-based North West team. Liz Bottrill has been named executive partner, succeeding Paul Johnson. Johnson is stepping down after seven years to focus on developing the corporate team in Manchester with fellow partners Sean FitzGerald and Melanie Yeomans, as well as his role […]

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High Court rules Scottish law firm without an English office can be sued in England for professional negligence

A claim by a Scottish law firm challenging an action brought against them in the English High Court for professional negligence by a dual qualified solicitor advising on a planning claim has been dismissed. Wright, Johnston and Mackenzie LLP, a company with no registered office in England, argued that the work it carried out for […]

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Swift investments are needed to tackle unacceptable court delays

Large-scale investments are needed to ensure the criminal justice system is able to tackle court backlogs and ensure access to justice for victims and defendants, state leaders say lawyers. The warning from the Law Society of England and Wales comes as the Public Accounts Committee today published a report questioning the UK Government’s ‘meager ambition’ […]

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Linda Lee | The bar

Linda is chair of the Solicitors Assistance Scheme, which provides advice and assistance to solicitors facing professional and personal difficulties. She is a former President of the Bar. She is a Commissioner of the Criminal Cases Review Commission, the statutory body responsible for investigating alleged miscarriages of justice in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. She […]

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Q&A with Lubna Shuja | The bar

How many years have you been a member of the board? I joined the Bar Council in 2013, representing the Sole Practitioners Group (SPG). There are more than 4,500 sole-practice solicitors in England and Wales, many of whom previously worked in firms in the city and across all areas of the profession. What other roles […]

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Law Society defends industry as sanctions increase

LONDON – The Law Society has defended the role of lawyers in the justice system amid growing pressure on firms to cut ties with Russian clients over fears they could help thwart UK sanctions. The independent professional body, which governs solicitors in England and Wales, said solicitors are required to represent their clients, whoever they […]

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Kennedys to close Moscow office as Bar Association condemns Russian actions

Kennedys is in the process of withdrawing from Russia, as international concern mounts over the invasion of Ukraine and several law firms take steps to distance themselves from the situation. According to a person at the company, Kennedys began the process of closing its Moscow office in late 2021 amid growing concerns about the likelihood […]

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Law Society says it backs law firms working on behalf of Russian oligarchs

Monday, February 28, 2022 5:48 p.m. The Law Society of England and Wales has come out in favor of law firms acting on behalf of Russian oligarchs, as City of London law firms come under pressure to cut ties with Russia, amid allegations that they are working on behalf of Vladimir Putin’s allies to block […]

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Diversity Program Opens Door to Talented Interns

Talented trainee lawyers are invited to apply for a place in the profession’s Diversity Access Scheme (DAS), the Law Society of England and Wales said when opening recruitment for the 2022 cohort. DAS aims to help improve social mobility and diversity in the legal profession by supporting people who face exceptional social, educational, financial or […]

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Global Vantage: Law Commission Announces Review of Arbitration Act 1996 – What Can We Expect?

The Law Commission has announced that it will carry out a review of the Arbitration Act 1996 (the “Act“), the main legislation governing arbitrations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (the “Review”). The review, which will aim to publish a consultation paper later this year, is responsible for ensuring that the law is as “clear, […]

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Harvey Law Group, Leading Multinational Law Firm, Opens First US Office in Miami | Business

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–February 16, 2022– Harvey Law Group (HLG), a leading multinational law firm with extensive experience in providing professional and responsible advice to High Net Worth Individuals (HNW) on immigration law and business matters in Asia, America North and South, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, today announced the opening of its first office in […]

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Harvey Law Group, a leading multinational law firm, opens its first US office in Miami

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Harvey Law Group (HLG), a leading multinational law firm with extensive experience in providing professional and responsible advice to High Net Worth Individuals (HNW) on immigration law and business matters in Asia , in North and South America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, today announced the opening of its first US office, in […]

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UK faces shortage of duty counsel, Law Society says

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 6:05 p.m. The UK is facing a shortage of criminal lawyers as the sector faces a chronic recruitment crisis, the Law Society has warned. Anyone arrested in the UK has the right to seek free advice from a duty counsel. However, the number of duty solicitors working in Britain fell by […]

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The real estate boss behind massive urban projects has been hit with a ban by a law firm

The managing director of a property company behind several major projects in Liverpool has been banned from working for solicitors in England and Wales. Joanne Karen Waller, 42, is the managing director of Sourced Development Group, a property company behind several major projects in Liverpool and Manchester. Ms Waller is also a director of two […]

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Law Society responds to SRA plans to increase law firm misconduct fines

The Law Society of England and Wales has hit back at proposals from the Solicitors Regulation Authority that could see fines for misconduct at large law firms dramatically increased. In a statement Friday, Law Society President I. Stephanie Boyce disagreed with the regulator’s proposals to increase misconduct fines for law firms and individual attorneys by […]

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Law Society Group: 2021 Gender Pay Gap Report

The Law Society Group has released its 2021 Gender Pay Gap Report. The report includes the combined results of the Law Society of England and Wales and the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), which operates independently. The report shows that the median gender pay gap in 2021 is 11.3%, lower than the current UK median pay […]

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Law Society Group Gender Wage Gap Report 2021

The Law Society Group today released its 2021 Gender Pay Gap Report. The report includes the combined results of the Law Society of England and Wales and the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), which operates independently. Our median gender pay gap in 2021 is 11.3%, lower than the current UK median pay gap of 15.4% (Office […]

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Law Society issues response to white paper on upgrading

The Law Society of England and Wales has published a response to the government’s Leveling Up white paper, which was unveiled by Michael Gove last week. “The government will struggle to accomplish its upgrading mission without a properly funded justice systemthe Law Society said in a news release last week. He noted that the legal […]

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The Legal Profession Celebrates LGBT History Month

Lawyers in England and Wales will celebrate LGBT History Month today by taking part in events across the country to raise awareness about LGBT+ people and their history. “LGBT History Month is the perfect time for colleagues to celebrate progress towards expanding LGBT+ diversity and inclusion in their workplace and take stock of what more […]

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Upgrading based on a dynamic legal services sector

The government will struggle to achieve its mission to upgrade without a properly funded justice system, the Law Society of England and Wales warned today. The legal services sector plays a central role in supporting the private sector in all parts of the UK by providing the vital legal advice that small and large businesses […]

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Law Society Welcomes Quill as First Outsourced Legal Teller Affiliate Partner

By Legal futures Associated feather Practice management software and outsourced services provider Quill becomes an Affiliate Partner of the Law Society of England and Wales. Quill is the first outsourced legal cashier service provider to be recommended by the Law Society. Quill’s legal account, case, document and practice management software also passed rigorous scrutiny to […]

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Automakers should be liable for driverless offenses, Law Commission says

Manufacturers of self-driving vehicles should face penalties if their system causes a crash, and not the passenger inside, UK legal bodies have recommended. The Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission have published a joint report making recommendations for the safe and responsible introduction of autonomous vehicles. He suggests the creation […]

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Three opportunities to adapt to the post-pandemic world

Stephanie Boyce had been asked to share her thoughts on the future of the legal profession post-pandemic and focused on challenges and opportunities, including: law technology climate change, and the transition to remote justice The virtual roundtable was moderated by Jason Chan, SC, Vice President of the Law Society of Singapore. Speaking alongside Stephanie Boyce […]

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Law Society: Irreparable damage to justice system threatens without immediate action on legal aid

According to a letter from the President of the Law Society of Scotland to the Scottish Government, the Scottish Government’s historic and continuing neglect of the Scottish legal aid system will result in people who cannot afford advice legal will be denied access to justice. Despite former Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf’s pledge of support in […]

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Law Commission finds English law supports smart contracts

Businesses can take comfort that smart contract technology can create legally binding agreements, but should be aware of remaining areas of uncertainty Towards the end of 2021, the Law Commission published a report titled “Smart Legal Contracts: Advice to Government”. He concluded that the law of England and Wales can facilitate and support smart legal […]

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Law Commission advice on legal smart contracts: Can the laws of England and Wales cope with this emerging technology?

As the Law Commission said, smart legal contracts are set to revolutionize the way business is conducted. In light of this potential paradigm shift, the Law Commission has been asked to consider whether the existing legal framework in England and Wales can support the use of smart legal contracts and whether there are any uncertainties […]

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Law Society Responds to Probate Fee Increase

Last month, the Department of Justice (MOJ) announced that following consultation on probate fees, all users of the probate service will be required to pay an increased one-time flat fee from the 26and January. Current charges are £155 for business users and £215 for non-business users. From January 26, these will change to a one-time […]

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Summary of advice from the Commission on the Law of Government on smart legal contracts

SMART CONTRACTS The Law Commission Advice to government (November 2021) builds on the findings of the Legal statement on crypto-assets and smart contracts (November 2019) published by the UK Jurisdiction Taskforce. In summary, the current UK legal framework already facilitates and supports the use of smart legal contracts (defined as “legally binding contracts in which […]

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Remote testimony of wills extended by two years

News that the government has extended remote control of wills for two years has now been greeted with caution by chief lawyers. Under the Wills Act 1837, the signature of two witnesses is required in the physical presence of the person making the will (the testator). In July 2020, the UK government took steps to […]

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Law Firm CEO to Lead Cricket Council’s Diversity Action Plan | News

The Oxfordshire Cricket Board has selected a CEO of a law firm to lead its work on diversity and inclusion during a difficult time for the national game. Insurance Risk and Trading Company BLM announced this month that Siri Siriwardene, Head of Business Advisory and Private Wealth, has been appointed to the Board Advisory Board […]

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The Law Commission is reviewing the Arbitration Act 1996, the key legislation governing arbitrations in England and Wales.

The Law Commission recently announced a review of the Arbitration Act 1996, on the 25th anniversary of the law’s entry into force. The law has helped London become a preeminent destination for commercial arbitrations. However, it has been identified by the Law Commission as a piece of legislation that should be reviewed to ensure that […]

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Become a doubly qualified English notary via the SQE

As a lawyer, you are a well-trained, trustworthy and hardworking part of a renowned and prestigious profession, working in a highly competitive environment. Gone, however, are the days when your primary professional qualification, in your home jurisdiction, is enough to secure your career. The legal market – and even the business world – is changing […]

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Security Should Be Priority As COVID Cases Rise

The safety and availability of criminal defense lawyers is at risk after calls to revert to advice from a remote police station were rejected by police despite the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, the Law Society has warned. A police station protocol was introduced in April 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing […]

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The Law Commission confirms that the law of England and Wales can adapt to smart contracts | Shearman & Sterling LLP

The Law Commission has concluded that the existing law of England and Wales can accommodate smart contracts and that there is no need for legislative reform. He published advice to the UK government and a separate body abstract of his conclusions on the subject. The Law Commission has begun its investigation on the ability of […]

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Law Society Responds to Chatham House AML Report

The Law Society of England and Wales has published a response to the recent report by London-based think tank Chatham House criticizing Britain’s anti-money laundering (AML) laws. The report says uncontrolled and often unenforceable anti-corruption laws have made the UK the money-laundering capital of the world for a post-Soviet elite, seriously damaging Britain’s international reputation […]

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UK Legal Commission to Review 1996 Arbitration Act | Morgan lewis

The UK Law Commission has announced that it will be reviewing the Arbitration Act 1996, the main law governing arbitrations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Law Commission has said its aim is to ensure that arbitration law remains clear, modern and effective in order to maintain the attractiveness of the UK as a […]

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Law Commission recommends unified court system in Wales

A new unified court system is expected to be introduced in Wales to replace the current fragmented courts, the Law Commission announced today [9 December 2021]. A tribunal is a body set up to settle disputes, usually resulting from decisions of public bodies. They do justice to some of the most vulnerable people in society. […]

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Women’s rights activists condemn Law Commission

Women’s rights activists have criticized the Law Commission for rejecting proposals to make misogyny a hate crime. The independent body, which recommends legal changes, argued the move would create “hierarchies of victims” and make it harder to prosecute rape and domestic violence. Currently, there are five protected characteristics under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 […]

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UK Law Commission confirms the flexibility of common law to accommodate smart legal contracts

Last week the UK Law Commission (the “Commission”) Released his much anticipated advice to the government on the application of the legal framework in England and Wales to support the use of smart contract technology. Although there remain potential areas of uncertainty regarding the application of smart contracts, in particular in the area of ​​acts […]

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Local law firm pledges to improve gender equality

“No one should be faced with inequalities because of their gender” Liz Bryne of Blake Morgan “No one should face inequalities because of their gender”. A Chandler’s Ford-based law firm has announced its commitment to help promote workplace gender equality in the legal profession by signing the Women in Law Pledge. Signing the pledge is […]

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Law Commission to Begin Review of Arbitration Law 1996 in Q1 2022

The Arbitration Act 1996 (the “Act”) received Royal Assent on June 17, 1996 and came into force in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (with some exceptions) on January 31, 1997. The stated purpose of the law was to “reaffirm and improve the law relating to arbitration under an arbitration agreement; make other arrangements relating to […]

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Local law firm pledges to improve gender equality – Eastleigh News

“No one should be faced with inequalities because of their gender” Liz Bryne of Blake Morgan “No one should face inequalities because of their gender”. A Ford-based law firm in Chandler has announced its commitment to help promote workplace gender equality in the legal profession by signing the Women in Law Pledge. Signing the pledge […]

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arbitration law under the microscope of the Law Commission | News

The 25-year-old Arbitration Act may need reform in the face of competition from foreign courts, the Law Commission said today, announcing a review of the main law governing arbitrations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The review “aims to ensure that the UK remains at the forefront” of the international dispute settlement market in the […]

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Smart Contracts – does the law need reform? The Law Commission reports on its findings

The Law Commission of England & Wales has published a detailed analysis of the application of the existing law to smart contracts and concluded that “the running legal framework is clearly able to facilitate and Support the use of smart legal contracts“. The Law Commission considers that the jurisdiction of England and Wales”provides an ideal […]

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Smart contracts are legally sound, confirms Law Commission | News

Current England and Wales law can accommodate and apply to self-executing ‘smart’ legal contracts without the need for statutory reform, Law Commission reports today. In a conclusion likely to be welcomed by the government, he suggests that “a progressive development of the common law is all that is necessary to facilitate the use of smart […]

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English and Welsh laws may apply to smart contracts, according to Law Commission

advertising The Law Commission declared now that the current law of England and Wales can be applied to smart contracts. According to the commission, in-depth changes to the existing legal framework are not necessary to enforce smart contracts, except in certain situations where only a minor change in the common law might be necessary. Today’s […]

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No need for new smart contract laws, says Law Commission

Smart contracts: the law can interpret a term defined by the code New smart contract legislation is not needed, as existing laws in England and Wales can adapt them, the Law Commission has said. The commission said current principles of contractual interpretation could apply to smart contracts, with only “incremental development” required for the existing […]

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Bar criticizes lawyer’s regulator’s proposal to remove additional insurance coverage

Wednesday 24 November 2021 12:23 The trade body has warned that cutting insurance for law firms would make the market “less secure” for consumers, after the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) launched a consultation on the controversial proposals. The Bar of England and Wales said today that “consumers could be left behind if the regulator goes […]

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“This is not a public relations exercise”: the president of the Bar responds to the industry’s allegations of tokenism

Law Society of England & Wales President I. Stephanie Boyce called on law firms to stop treating diversity challenges as drills or PR exercises, after many raised concerns concerns about tokenism in the UK commercial legal industry. Law.com International’s investigation told the story of a variety of black and ethnic minority lawyers whose images and […]

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Law Society issues home buying fraud warning for consumers

Homebuyers are warned of an increase in scams that have seen victims scam hundreds of thousands of pounds. The Law Society of England and Wales has joined forces with the National Economic Crime Center (NECC), which is housed within the National Crime Agency, and Action Fraud to publish leaflets warning of the risk of embezzlement […]

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Bar warns government against “prescriptive” AML rules

By Lucia Osborne-Crowley (Oct 19, 2021, 12:08 p.m. BST) – The Law Society urged the government on Tuesday to focus its review of anti-money laundering legislation on improving the proportionality of the rules, saying the existing regulation is overly heavy for small law firms. The Law Society urged the government to move away from a […]

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London law firm launches new partnership with Italy’s CDM

Lewis: The arrangement can become a model for others to follow An English law firm and an Italian multi-disciplinary firm offering unqualified accounting, tax and legal services, based on the same street in London’s West End, have formed an association to help each other. Martin Lewis, director of Phillips Lewis Smith (PLS), said his company’s […]

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Barreau celebrates the “champions” of lawyers | News

The “champions of the vulnerable” were among the lawyers celebrated last Thursday at the Law Society Awards 2021. Excellence was recognized in 20 categories at the most prestigious awards ceremony for lawyers in England and Wales, which took place virtually and was hosted by comedian Jo Caulfield. Neil Hudgell (pictured), of Hudgell Solicitors, who helped […]

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Law Society calls on government to fund SQE loans as more than 1,000 students register for first exam

New route likely to cost more than £ 20,000, trade body warns The Law Society of England and Wales has called on the government to fund loans for students taking the Lawyers Qualifying Examination (SQE). In its submission to the Treasury ahead of the 2021 expenditure review and fall budget, the Society warned that the […]

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Law Commission examines legal change for crimes against journalists

Legal leaders should consider proposing increased sentencing powers for those convicted of crimes against working journalists. The Law Commission has accepted a request from the Chartered Institute of Journalists to consider reform of the law to protect professional journalists. The CIOJ formally called on the Commission to introduce increased sentencing powers for those convicted of […]

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Sarah Harkcom, General Counsel of Scientist.com, shortlisted for the prestigious Bar Award

SAN DIEGO & LONDON – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Scientist.com, the pharmaceutical industry’s leading R&D marketplace, today announced that Sarah Harkcom, its General Counsel, has been shortlisted for Internal Lawyer of the Year by The Law Society Awards, the highest honor for English and Welsh law firms. Over the past five years, Harkcom has developed and […]

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Ugandan law firm shines at continental awards ceremony

David Lubogo, AB Managing Partner and David Advocates AB & David was named winner of the African Law Firm of the Year Large Practice Award at the 2021 edition of the Africa Legal Awards organized by Legal Week and the Corporate Counsel Association of South Africa (CCASA). The award is intended to recognize outstanding achievement […]

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Online M&A Specialist for the Presidency of the Bar | News

Nick Emmerson has won the 2021 Law Society of England and Wales election for the post of Assistant Vice President (DVP), it was announced today. He takes office as DVP on October 14, 2021 – becoming Vice President in 2022 and President in 2023. Emmerson has been a member of the Bar Council since 2015 […]

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Law Commission Fiduciary Work Must Be ‘Urgently Overhauled’, Experts Say | New

The Law Commission should urgently review its guidance on fiduciary duties with a view to removing an unnecessary distinction between financial and non-financial factors and supporting collective engagement, actuaries and investment consultants say. The Law Commission guidelines on the fiduciary duties of UK pension plan administrators were developed in two major reports, ‘Fiduciary duties of […]

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LEAP announces a partnership with the Bar

LEAP, the leading provider of practice management software, is delighted to announce a strategic partnership with the Law Society. After a rigorous due diligence process, the Law Society appointed LEAP as a strategic partner for case management, accounting and other legal software. The deal will see the two organizations working in tandem for the benefit […]

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The President of the Bar on the promotion of diversity in an elite profession

When Stephanie Boyce worked as a postwoman in Buckinghamshire, she often saw commuter trains heading for London. “I looked up and thought, ‘I’ll be on that train someday,’” she says of that time in her late teens when she “got by”, trying to work and study. His efforts paid off. Boyce, 49, became the first […]

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Law Society Warns Against Judicial Review Bill | Law

The judicial review bill, to be released on Wednesday, should “sound the alarm bells” for people trying to seek redress against the state in court, the Law Society said. Details of the bill, released ahead of its full release, which follows the government’s rhetoric about excess of justice, sparked accusations that it would restrict the […]

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Law Commission publishes plan on Welsh coal landfill safety

The Law Commission of England and Wales has launched a consultation on a proposal for a new coal landfill safety regime in Wales that would replace outdated laws and improve risk management at coal landfills. The Commission, which is reviewing and recommending law reform in Wales and England, said a new safety regime would help […]

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Law Commission issues call for evidence on digital asset protection – Technology

UK: Law Commission Releases Call for Evidence on Digital Asset Protection To print this article, all you need to do is be registered or log in to Mondaq.com. The Law Commission says digital assets are generally treated as property by market participants. While the law in England and Wales is flexible enough to accommodate digital […]

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Law Society issues articling support guidelines following flurry of flexible work policies

Many law firms now let lawyers work out of the office 50% of the time The Law Society of England and Wales has issued new guidance on articling support in response to the increase in flexible working policies introduced by law firms. The Chancery Lane guidelines, released yesterday, aim to ensure that law firm staff, […]

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Law Society of Ontario Approves Regulatory Sandbox for Legal Technology

The Convocation of the Law Society of Ontario has approved a five-year regulatory sandbox pilot project to encourage the development of innovative technological legal services in the province. Sandbox participants will need to apply and obtain approval to operate for a specific period – typically two years, according to a FAQ published on the LSO […]

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Law Society of England and Wales hits back at Chinese sanctions against UK lawyers

The Law Society of England and Wales has hit back at the Chinese government for sanctioning a leading chamber and lawyer, among other things, for spreading “lies and misinformation” about alleged human rights abuses. man in Xinjiang. Earlier on Friday, China’s Foreign Ministry announced sanctions against London-based Essex Court Chambers and Geoffrey Nice QC, among […]

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Reform of the Public Service Misconduct Law Commission

Michael Sophocleous, Partner at Stokoe Partnership Lawyersanalyzes the reform proposed by the Law Commission and assesses its merits. Recent Law Commission recommendations to reform the “outmoded” and “not clear” old common law offense of misconduct in public office advances the argument that the changes are necessary in order to “clarify and modernize the law”, and […]

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Law Commission seeks to reform Wales’ ‘fragmented’ court system | News

The Law Commission has unveiled a series of proposals to reform what it calls a ‘fragmented and complicated’ court system in Wales. The commission says the court system in England and Wales has evolved “at random”, with courts being created whenever an individual ministry deemed it necessary. As a result, there are gaps and inconsistencies […]

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Law Commission launches government-mandated project on corporate criminal liability

THE GOVERNMENT (in particular the Ministry of Justice, Her Majesty’s Treasury, the Ministry of the Interior, the Attorney General’s Office and the Ministry of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) has requested the Commission of the Law of England and Wales to investigate corporate criminal liability laws and propose options for their reform. Concerns have been […]

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Law Commission unveils lease proposals | News

The Law Commission unveiled a plan for the future of home ownership – including a condominium regime described as “fit for purpose” almost two decades after the concept was introduced. The residential lease was one of 14 topics the commission announced it would explore in December 2017. Today, the commission is releasing recommendations on common […]

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Legally Valid Electronic Signatures, Confirms Law Commission | News

Documents signed electronically – even where a legal signature requirement predates the digital age – have legal force, the Law Commission said today in an attempt to dispel lingering doubts on the matter. In the final report of a government-commissioned study of the Law on Electronic Execution of Documents, the committee says that in “most […]

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The Law Commission declares the electronic signature as valid as the handwritten signature

According to a consultation paper from the Law Commission of England and Wales, electronic signing of legal documents should be considered as legally binding as a handwritten signature, without the need for changing the law. The Law Commission further states that the electronic signature can even be valid when it is just a typed name […]