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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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Four new promotions of partners at Yorkshire law firm

Pictured: Ison Harrison’s new partners Erin Johnston, Nigel Monaghan, Dhiran Mistry and Geraldine Levison Ihe Yorkshire law firm, Ison Harrison, has promoted four of its lawyers to partner status in its network of Yorkshire offices. The four newly promoted partners are Erin Johnston, Geraldine Levison, Dhiran Mistry and Nigel Monaghan. The new round of promotions […]

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Birmingham Law Society unveils shortlist of 2022 awards

The shortlist for an annual celebration of the Birmingham legal community has been announced. Anthony Collins, Irwin Mitchell, the Greens and Squire Patton Boggs are among those to receive multiple nominations at the 2022 Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards, which return as an in-person event for the first time in two years. Twelve separate awards […]

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The Law Society and a consumer panel join forces to oppose the closure of SIF

Boyce: Profession happy to pay for SIF The Law Society and the Legal Services Consumer Panel have joined forces to oppose the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) plan to shut down the Solicitors Indemnity Fund (SIF). The unprecedented joint statement argues for the continuation of SIF through an annual levy of £16 per lawyer or £240 […]

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A lawyer tells the Law Society that ‘no comment’ face masks could be a violation of regulations

A criminal defense attorney has been told by the Law Society of a possible violation of advertising regulations after having face masks made with the words ‘no comment’ on them. The letter was released in 2020 after it became mandatory for people to wear face masks in certain areas. It is understood Ciarán Mulholland of […]

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Law Society backs ‘moderate’ increase in SRA’s fine powers

Law Society: Concerns about SRA processes The Law Society has backed a ‘moderate’ increase in the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) fine powers to between £5,000 and £7,500, rather than the proposed £25,000. However, the company opposed the removal of fines from the SRA’s penalty guidelines as an option for sexual misconduct, discrimination and harassment, arguing […]

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Law firm appointed as part of a housing group

Birmingham-based law firm Anthony Collins Solicitors (ACS) has been appointed as part of Platform Housing Group’s legal services for property, housing management, business and finance. The contract, which begins this month, will last four years. Platform Housing Group – which owns 46,000 homes in total – completed 1,448 homes in 2019/20 (1,598 in 2018/19) for […]

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Sustainable development: questions and answers with Caroline May

You are talking to a friend of a friend at a party. How do you describe what you do? I have been an environmental lawyer for over 30 years. During this period, the subject has undergone many transitions, starting mainly by advising on pollution and contamination problems to today advising companies on: environmental impacts corporate […]

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Strategy and business plan of the Commission des services juridiques 2022-2023 – Law Society’s response

In addition to the new areas of work, the LSB will continue its work on: fulfilling its legal obligations, including monitoring the performance of regulators and overseeing the OLC and SDT implement the recommendations of the Competition and Market Authority’s report on legal services through its consumer empowerment project finalize the policy statement on continuing […]

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The Law Society publishes the second edition of “Blockchain: Legal and Regulatory Advice”

Together with Tech London Advocates (TLA) Blockchain Legal and Regulatory Group, the Law Society released a second edition of its legal and regulatory guide to blockchain on January 11, 2022. Marc Jones, partner in our Commercial Litigation, Fraud and Securities teams , wrote the section on decentralized autonomous organizations. The report discusses the growing uses […]

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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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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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Response template: Consultation on the future of the SRA and SIF and PSYROC

The SRA has announced its desire to close the Solicitors Indemnity Fund (SIF) and remove any regulatory requirement for solicitors to maintain cover after six years (PSYROC). It would allow : ending current provisions, which protect consumers from long-term risks related to legal services, particularly in areas such as transfer of property, wills and estates, […]

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Ronan Hynes: The law firm of the future?

Ronan Hynes, partner at Sellors LLP, offers insight into the law firm of the future. As we begin to emerge from Covid-19 and take stock in a post-pandemic world, is there an opportunity to rethink the future operating model for law firms? What future for law firms and the legal industry? Is it a traditional […]

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Beal Law Firm Adds Another Board-Certified Family Law

SOUTHLAKE, Texas, Feb. 01 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bryan Ballew, senior associate attorney at Beal Law Firm, PLLC, is now certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. This designation means that Ballew is recognized by the Texas State Bar as an expert in family law. Family law includes divorce, child […]

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Beal Law Firm adds another certified family law attorney to its team

Bryan Ballew has earned the coveted Certified Family Law Counsel designation from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Beal Law Firm now with three family law specialists in Texas. Bryan Ballew Bryan Ballew Bryan Ballew SOUTHLAKE, Texas, Feb. 01 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bryan Ballew, senior associate attorney at Beal Law Firm, PLLC, is […]

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Beal Law Firm Divorce Attorney Achieves Another Goal | State

SOUTHLAKE, TXJan. 27, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Bryan Ballewa senior associate attorney at Beal Law Firm, PLLC, is now certified in family law by the Texas Legal specialist advice. This designation means Ballew is recognized by the State Bar of Texas as an expert in family law. Family law includes divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, […]

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Beal Law Firm Divorce Attorney Achieves Another Goal | Texas News

SOUTHLAKE, TXJan. 27, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Bryan Ballewa senior associate attorney at Beal Law Firm, PLLC, is now certified in family law by the Texas Legal specialist advice. This designation means Ballew is recognized by the State Bar of Texas as an expert in family law. Family law includes divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, […]

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Beal Law Firm Divorce Attorney Achieves Another Goal |

SOUTHLAKE, TXJan. 27, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Bryan Ballewa senior associate attorney with Beal Law Firm, PLLC, is now certified in family law by the Texas Legal specialist advice. This designation means Ballew is recognized by the State Bar of Texas as an expert in family law. Family law includes divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, […]

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Silicon Valley Business Law Firm, Structure Law Group, LLP, Continues to Expand Its Corporate Law Practice with the Addition of Corporate Counsel, Jared M. Amory | News

SAN JOSE, CA., January 24, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Structure Law Group, LLP is proud to welcome the newest member of its San Jose business law team, Jared M. Amory. “We are delighted to add Jared and his strong and diverse skillset to the SLG team. Our transactional practice has grown significantly over the past few […]

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The Bar renews its partnership with Amiqus

The Law Society of Scotland has renewed its strategic partnership with Amiqus as researchers at the tech company develop an “inheritance calculator”. The renewed partnership with the Law Society of Scotland will allow Leith-based technology company Amiqus to continue to help Scottish lawyers meet anti-money laundering compliance requirements through the use of their technology, while […]

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The move marks a new chapter in the history of the local law firm

EVERY week, we spotlight a business with the aim of being the voice of businesses big and small! This week we focus on the Gamlins Act. The leading law firm moved into a prestigious new 10,500 square foot headquarters at Morfa Hall in Rhyl in December 2021. This followed the firm’s directors’ decision to purchase […]

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SA Law Society appoints new president

The Law Society of South Australia has appointed a new president who will focus on guiding the profession through the COVID-19 pandemic in 2022, in addition to redirecting South Australia-based legal work to law firms and organizations of State. New President Justin Stewart-Rattray will bring more than 28 years of experience to this role, including […]

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North Yorkshire lawyer joins Thirsk law firm

A well-known North Yorkshire lawyer has joined the Private Client Department in the Thirsk office of the leading North and East Yorkshire law firm, Harrowells. Mark Jones, who lives near Thirsk, has over 30 years of experience working as private clients in Yorkshire, having spent 25 years as a partner in two of the oldest […]

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Leading law firm rewards success with switch to employee share ownership

(Left to right): Richard Timperley d’Ison Harrison (left back), Jonathan Wearing, Dominic Mackenzie (center back), Richard Coulthard (left front), Sarah Laughey (center front), Jenny Bland (right front) Gareth Naylor and James Thompson (right-back). ohOne of Yorkshire’s leading law firms became wholly owned by its employees after the three shareholder directors agreed to sell the company […]

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Law Society of British Columbia steps up trust account audits to monitor money laundering

Breadcrumb Links News Local news “We have taken this very seriously and have tried to make sure the word is well known when it comes to the obligations regarding client identification and the rule of cash transactions and the proper administration of trust accounts. – Don, CEO of the BC Law Society Avison. Author of […]

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Goldfarb Law Firm Opens Office in Las Cruces

Newsletter Report the Goldfarb Law Firm has opened its new branch in Las Cruces. Goldfarb Law Firm’s new Las Cruces office is located in the Western Heritage Bank building at 230 S. Alameda Blvd. Allan and Aaron Goldfarb established Goldfarb Law Firm’s first office in El Paso in 2019. The new Las Cruces office provides […]

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BC Law Society will give ‘serious and thoughtful deliberation’ to governance report: President

The Law Society of British Columbia (LSBC) pledges to act on a recent governance report that praises the society’s commitment to equity and diversity and respectful relationships, but identifies a number of weaknesses, including concerns about the lack of direct engagement with the public and consideration of their interests in decision-making. In July 2021, the […]

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SLCC assumes new Law Society oversight role as approved regulator

SLCC assumes new Law Society oversight role as approved regulator Posted 22 December 2021 The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has today taken on a new role with regard to complaints under the new regime of alternative business structures. Following confirmation that the Scottish Government has licensed the Law Society of Scotland as an Approved […]

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SLCC takes on new Law Society oversight role as accredited regulator

The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has today taken on a new role in relation to complaints in the new Alternative Business Structures regime. Following confirmation that the Scottish Government has authorized the Law Society of Scotland as an Approved Regulator for Alternative Business Structures (ABS), the SLCC will now deal with two new categories […]

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Law Society Warns of Changes That May Raise Consumers’ Legal Bills

Law Society Warns of Changes That May Raise Consumers’ Legal Bills Posted December 21, 2021 Options within a Scottish government consultation on regulatory reform for the Scottish legal sector could leave consumers with higher legal bills, the Law Society of Scotland has said. The company is urging major reforms to the way legal services are […]

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Law Society warns against any change that risks increasing consumers’ legal bills

The options under a Scottish Government consultation on regulatory reform of the Scottish legal sector could leave consumers facing higher legal bills, the Law Society of Scotland has said. The society is calling for major reforms to the way legal services are regulated, but has warned against moves that could harm the competitiveness of Scottish […]

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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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Amber Russell sets course to operate personal injury law firm

Amber Russell Law Firm staff include Senior Counsel Jean Phillips, Partner Lawyer Kayla Aitken, Senior Paralegal Kerri Ball, Legal Assistant Sam Williams and Executive Director Mimi Jaye. Amber Russell has always been passionate about the law and wanting to make a difference in people’s lives. This ultimately led her to realize another passion of owning […]

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Law Firm Offers Free Legal Aid to Clark County Residents

Get Nevada Business News & PR delivered daily straight to your inbox. December 17, 2021 Through LaGuardia Pr leave a comment Las Vegas law firm Stovall and Associates is launching a new initiative to help residents who need legal assistance. The “Legal Protection Plan” provides services such as free attorney consultations, free representation in court, […]

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Law Society welcomes trade agreement with Australia | News

The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the UK and Australia reflects the importance to both economies of market access for legal services, the Law Society said today. The agreement “provides certainty and creates opportunities for our legal professions to work together for a smoother trade in legal services, which will make it easier for clients […]

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Law Society calls for ‘radical change’ to fix troubled legal ombudsperson | News

The Law Society said it was pleased the legal ombudsman was calling on agency staff to address the growing backlog of unopened cases. But the attorneys representative warned that despite signs of improvement this year, concerns remain about the performance of the complaints department, despite a substantial increase in its budget. As part of his […]

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Edinburgh lawyer appointed President-elect of Law Society of Scotland for 2023/24

Webster will assume his new role in May next year, succeeding current Vice President Murray Etherington when he succeeds current Law Society President Ken Dalling. Philip Lafferty and Susan Murray, who were also named Presidents-Elect in November, will continue to contribute to the work of the professional body in their roles of council, committee and […]

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Leading law firm Ison Harrison expands with new office in Harrogate city center

Georgina Pogge-von Strandmann, Jonathan Wearing, Shaun Hulme and James Pascoe outside the new Harrogate branch of Ison Harrison The installation in the town of Ison Harrison, his second in North Yorkshire, further strengthens his foothold in the region. The new office, located at 6a Albert Street, which was once occupied by Manning Stainton real estate […]

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Law Society responds to LSB consultation on consumer empowerment

The Bar has issued a response to the Legal Services Board (LSB) consultation on consumer empowerment, saying it must empower frontline regulators to understand consumer engagement and the challenges the public faces. Following a consultation launched by the LSB on a draft statutory policy statement on consumer empowerment, outlining how regulators should ensure that those […]

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Leading personal injury law firm

Dublin, December 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The question of how and why legal services should be made readily available to the general public has been discussed for years now, and it never fails to generate enough opinions. strong from people. Legal services and attorney fees are often quite expensive and out of the price […]

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Law firm expands with new branch in Harrogate – Harrogate Informer

The Ison Harrison law firm has opened its latest branch in Harrogate, the second in North Yorkshire, but the sixteenth in total. The new office, located at 6a Albert Street, which was once occupied by Manning Stainton real estate agents, will house a team of legal experts led by branch manager Georgina Pogge-von Strandmann, a […]

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Lawyers “Need to Understand” the Difference Between the SRA and the Law Society

Philip: No sign of failure in the PII market Lawyers need to better understand the different roles of the Law Society and the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), the SRA chairman said this week. Anna Bradley said lawyers “don’t always like the difference” between the two. Delegates to this week’s SRA Compliance Officers’ conference called on […]

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Law Society May Investigate British Columbia Lawyer Alleged Connection to Action Program

An investigation of this magnitude is extremely rare. Vancouver securities attorney who raised concerns with regulators over his association with a US-based stock manipulation program lost call to stop investigation of his law firm . The British Columbia Court of Appeal decision gives the Law Society of BC the power to investigate the entire practice […]

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SRA and Law Society clash again over removal of Lawyers Compensation Fund

Bradley: Continuing BIS is unlikely to be proportionate The Law Society has strongly attacked plans unveiled yesterday by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to eliminate the Solicitors Indemnity Fund (SIF), which protects lawyers against claims made after the six-year period after a firm closes. ‘lawyers. The SRA said that if SIF were to close as […]

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Law Society may investigate BC lawyer’s alleged links to stock scheme

An investigation of this magnitude is extremely rare. A Vancouver securities lawyer who raised concerns with regulators about his association with a US-based stock manipulation scheme has lost an appeal to stop an investigation into his law firm. The BC Court of Appeal’s decision gives the Law Society of BC the power to investigate the […]

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Bell Lamb & Joynson Solicitors Wins Prestigious Law Firm Award

Bell Lamb & Joynson Solicitors was acclaimed in the region at the 2021 Liverpool Law Society Legal Awards, winning the coveted Law Firm Award (1-99 employees). The awards were part of the Liverpool Law Society’s annual dinner and saw hundreds of guests representing the industry come together to celebrate their achievements in a glittering black-tie […]

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The disappearance of a notable law firm in the capital of Florida: the end of an era and a sad time

Tallahassee is a city that will always be full of lawyers. The presence of state government offices and the Florida legislature requires a lot of oversight from good legal professionals. But it’s unlikely that there will be another law firm to replace the remarkable firm founded over 40 years ago by former Supreme Court Justice […]

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Law Society of Ontario, Canada Grants Johnson Babalola Stage Credentials

Johnson Babalola * The means Certified Specialist in Citizenship, Immigration Law, Others Topmarké Attorneys LLP has announced that its group managing partner, Johnson Babalola. BL. LL. B, CS, had been appointed by the Law Society of Ontario as a Chartered Specialist – Citizenship and Immigration Law: Immigration and Refugee Protection.The Law Society of Ontario is […]

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Comments of the Bar on the SRA 21/22 business plan

Law Society President I. Stephanie Boyce supported the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) 2021-2022 business plan and budget, and reiterated the Law Society’s shared key priorities, including combating money laundering. money (AML), diversity, inclusion, technology. and innovative, “We are delighted that the SRA is prioritizing its work and resources over its core regulatory function: ensuring high […]

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Fake Gold Coast lawyer banned from running law firm, as police search for missing money

A bogus Gold Coast lawyer, who is said to have lost more than $ 430,000 in client money, has been banned from running a law firm and is under investigation by police. Key points: Gold Coast woman Nerise Dawn Moore will have to pay legal services commissioner fees after being banned from running a law […]

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Sasha Borissenko: New president of NZ Law Society apologizes for ‘offensive’ Instagram post

Business Nov 7, 2021 1:00 AM5 minutes to read History shows the risks of sharing social media posts. Photo / Getty Images OPINION: Jacqueline Lethbridge was elected 32nd President of the New Zealand Law Society and will take the reins in April 2022. But after Martelli McKegg’s partner reposted a congratulatory video that included a […]

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South Florida law firm executives bullish on almost every practice for 2022

In practice, demand does not grow on trees. But in South Florida, it’s plentiful like coconuts. It’s been a good year for each of the 16 law firms we consulted for our annual Law Firm Leaders Outlook, which aims to identify the challenges facing law firm leaders in the region as they plan for the […]

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The Bar Association’s Access to Innovation project accepts applications

TORONTO, November 3, 2021 / CNW / – The Access to Innovation (A2I) project has been launched and is ready to accept applications from innovative technological legal (ITS) providers who wish to serve Ontario consumers while respecting operating conditions protecting the public. “The A2I project benefits Ontarians, legal service providers and the Law Society. By […]

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The Bar publishes its annual report for 2021

On October 21, 2021, the Law Society released its annual report. The report emphasizes that, throughout the pandemic, the Company’s regulatory functions have remained operational on an ongoing basis. There are now 11,458 practicing certificate holders in the jurisdiction, of which 53% are women and 47% are men. From July 2020 to June 2021, a […]

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Lawyer challenges Law Society over investigation into controversial COVID-19 Facebook posts

G&B Lawyers’ attorney Nathan Buckley, who has advised his supporters to challenge COVID-19-related fines in court, has asked the NSW Law Society to provide all records relating to a disciplinary request. It follows an investigation into three of his Facebook posts that could be identified as unsatisfactory business conduct. Earlier this year, the Law Society […]

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Spotlight on the Bar: AGM / Council Meeting | Characteristic

October is a particularly busy month at Chancery Lane – the end of the party’s conference season, the return of the British parliament after the summer, the opening of the legal year and then a series of key meetings: from our board, our AGM, the investiture of office holders and the arrival and departure of […]

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BC Law Society files petition against Kelowna man claiming to be a lawyer – Kelowna News

Photo: Nicholas Johansen Kelowna Courthouse The BC Law Society says a man from Kelowna who allegedly claimed to have practiced law for 30 years is in fact not a lawyer at all. In a petition filed with the British Columbia Supreme Court last month, the Law Society said it began receiving complaints against Scott McCluskey […]

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The Law Society issues a warning against Hamilton Douglas Legal

The Law Society of Ireland has issued a warning stating that “Hamilton Douglas Legal” is not a regulated law firm in Ireland. A page on the company’s website states, “We have one of the largest groups of lawyers, covering all of Ireland, and ready to help you make a No Win No Fee claim, if […]

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Attacks by the Bar plan to end APL’s testimony

Boyce: no evidence donors will be protected The Law Society attacked plans by the Department of Justice (MoJ) and the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) that could replace Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) testimony with electronic signatures. The company said “no country in the world” has a digital proxy system where there are no […]

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D. Scott Cummins Announces New Law Firm at 75 Jackson in Newnan

The Newnan Times-Herald THE CUMMINS COMPANY is located at Suite 402 in Building 400 at 75 Jackson, located at the corner of Bullsboro Drive and Jackson Street. Offering convenient off-street parking and easier access for guests with injuries and mobility limitations, THE CUMMINS FIRM is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and […]

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Bar Spotlight: Fire and Plague in Chancery Lane | Characteristic

The outgoing chief executive was dubbed “the quiet man” by The Times last week. Paul Tennant takes this as a compliment backwards. As much as he could. Two of Tennant’s recent predecessors, Catherine Dixon and Desmond Hudson, have alternated with office holders to act as the public face of the organization. In neither case did […]

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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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ACT Law Society President Helps Launch Holding Redlich Canberra Branch

Holding Redlich’s national managing partner, Ian Robertson AO, explained that the creation of the Canberra office, along with the new appointments, would help the firm better respond to its Australian government clients. “Holding Redlich’s newly appointed Canberra team has invaluable first-hand experience in government. Each has led government agency legal teams and brings a deep […]

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Law Society of Alberta Benchers Approve Innovation Sandbox and Articling Placement Program

The Law Society of Alberta will soon join its counterpart in British Columbia in offering an “innovation sandbox” to enable the development of innovative legal services – and will also soon become the first law society in Canada to formally help students who may be discriminated against. or harassment in their articles to find a […]

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Treasury denies SRA and Law Society demands for economic crimes tax

Tax: small businesses exempt The government has rejected an appeal from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) asking small law firms to pay its new economic crime tax. It also ruled against the Law Society’s recommendation that the new tax, which will be paid by businesses subject to the Money Laundering Regulations, should be based on […]

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The Bar announces a team of experts to support the new Access to innovation project

TORONTO, September 27, 2021 / CNW / – In April, the Law Society of from ontario The Board of Directors (also known as Convocation) approved a five-year pilot project – now named Access to Innovation (A2I) – that will enable providers of innovative technological legal (ITS) services to serve consumers while respecting operating conditions that […]

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IT and data protection law firm

With technology being one of the most diverse and exciting industries in which to operate, Womble Bond Dickinson’s dedicated and united team of IT and data protection lawyers are perfectly positioned to help your business adapt. and thrive in a digital landscape. With an impressive history of helping clients from all corners of this busy […]

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The Star has been investigating Jeremy Diamond and his law firm for the past five years. Read the key stories

A long-running Toronto Star investigation into the marketing and referral practices of personal injury lawyer Jeremy Diamond found that he and his firm had attracted thousands of potential clients for many years and then referred them to other lawyers for sometimes high referral fees. Former clients interviewed by Star said they were often unaware they […]

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Bar accuses Scottish government of dragging its feet on legal aid

The Law Society of Scotland has accused the Scottish government of dragging its feet on legal aid reform following the announcement of its government agenda. An independent review of Legal Aid, which reported over three years ago, recommended a system overhaul. However, while the government has committed to a legal aid reform bill in this […]

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Former Attorney General Cox earns £468,000 a year as a consultant at a law firm | News

Former Attorney General Sir Geoffrey Cox QC is set to receive nearly £900,000 in payments from law firms over the past year. According to the Register of Members’ Interests, the barrister and Conservative MP for Torridge and West Devon, will have received £468,000 by the end of next month for consultancy work for City Withers […]

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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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The Rise and Rise of the Corporate Lawyer

Corporate practice is the fastest growing sector in the legal profession. According to the Law Society’s 2019 Annual Statistical Report, there are approximately 31,000 registered in-house attorneys – a figure that has nearly tripled over the past 20 years. According to Weekly Lawyersthis rise is reflected globally, particularly in Asia and Commonwealth Australia. Now more […]

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Lawyers Fed Performance-Enhancing Drugs in Bar Dystopia

Bar: focus should be on technology More than half of legal service workers in the UK will lose their jobs and those who remain will be forced to take “performance-enhancing drugs”, envisaged a “disruptive” vision for the profession in 2050 published by the Law Society. The ‘savage reduction’ of the workforce would hit high street […]

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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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The 2021 Birmingham Law Society Award Winners

The Birmingham Law Society has revealed the winners of its 2021 Legal Awards. Held online last night, the awards recognized members of Birmingham’s legal community in 12 categories, including apprentices, pro bono work and small local and national practices. The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Steven Jonas in his 40th year as a lawyer. […]

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Brexit and the legal profession

The UK left the EU’s single market and customs union on December 31, 2020. Its relationship with the bloc is now governed by the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA). There are substantial changes affecting English and Welsh lawyers serving clients in the EU from 1 January 2021: EU laws, including the EU Lawyers Directives, no […]