Doncaster & District Law Society


10 years on and finally a consultation on hourly rates

Solicitors will be well aware that guideline hourly rates upon which the Courts assess legal costs have been stuck for the last 10 years. This has been a period when the financial burden on legal practices has been anything but static .   It was a welcome relief therefore when a Consultative group was formed to look at the issue

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All Change at the law society council

The Law Society

The Law Society has today announced that the result of the National Ballot of Members has been to support the reform of the Law Society Council . It was several years ago that the Law Society commenced a reform of its governance and this saw firstly the estabishment of a Management Board together with two key committees the Policy and

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CMA Report recognises solicitor progress in the regulated legal services market – but calls for more work to be done and measures to monitor unregulated providers

The Competition and Markets Authority has published its report on regulation and market transparency recognising the considerable progress made by the Profession . The Law Society noted that : The solicitor profession has made great advances in transparency, but risk of consumer harm continues in the unregulated sector, the Law Society of England and Wales said today, echoing findings of

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