Letter from the President – Legal Aid

New Law Society President Nick Fluck has written to all Local Law Societies concerning the announcement over legal aid . You can access his statement on the announcement and the Position of the Law Society by following the link below Presidents and Secretaries Local Law Societies Legal Aid 05 09 13

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Transforming Legal Aid – Reports of Changes to Approach

Early Reports are now circulating in advance of tomorrows announcement indicating that there are to be some  changes to the Governments current proposals . How significant those changes are will be a matter of pure speculation however in this Mornings Parliamentary Debate there was certainly an indication from a Government Minister that the responses to the consultation had been taken

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Transforming Legal Aid – Response Due ?

There are reports circulating on Twitter from informed sources that the Ministry of Justice will be delivering its response to the current consultation on Thursday and issuing  a new short consultation on its final proposals . It has apparently not taken too long to digest the thousands of responses . The Lord Chancellor has already declined to wait for further

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Law Society Issues New Practice Note on Complaint Handling

The Law Society has issued the Following Practice note to assist firms in Handling Complaints . All Firms will be well advised to follow the guidance here in providing a comprehensive and transparent Complaints System which will satisfy the Legal Services Ombudsman .   Handling complaints 13 August 2013 Contents 1 Introduction 1.1 Who should read this practice note? 1.2

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Yorkshire Union Meeting 3rd October Leeds

Notice has been received of the Next Meeting of the Yorkshire Union to be held on 3rd October 2013 in Leeds . Peter Wright President of the Yorkshire Union Writes as follows : I hope that everyone has had the opportunity to enjoy some of what has turned out to be a much warmer summer than has been the case

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