Criminal Legal Aid – We need everyone to respond to this major consultation even if you are not a criminal defence solicitor

Following the Independent Review into Criminal Legal Aid by Sir Christopher Bellamy the conclusions supported what Criminal Defence Solicitors had been saying for years – that the justice system and legal aid funding was in crisis . It is no understatement to say that the Criminal Justice System is on the point of collapse . Sir Christopher responded in strong

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All About Our New Team

Our New President and Team I am the current president of the Society, having become junior vice president in September 2018 and then vice president in September 2019 and subsequently president in September 2021 as, due to Covid, I served a two-year term as vice president and my predecessor, Andrea Pashley, kindly agreed to remain in post for a second

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Doncaster launch bid for city status

Doncaster has launched its bid for City Status as part of the Plantinum Jubilee Celebrations next year . Ros Jones, Mayor of Doncaster and chair of Team Doncaster partnership, said: “We’ve been waiting a long time – this will be our fourth attempt and we believe the time is right, given how far we have come, that Doncaster City becomes

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Law society professional update 24th september

The Law Society

Highlights : VOTE NOW – Time is running out to vote in the Law Society Council Elections including the Yorkshire Council Seat – See the Yorkshire candidate statements here PLEASE CAST YOUR VOTE IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE SO ALREADY PRO BONO WEEK OPPORTUNITY – a Chance to take part in pro bono week celebrations and promote your pro bono

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LSB pushes on towards greater price transparency for legal profession

The LSB has placed further pressure on the SRA to expand price transparency measures in its consultation – “Draft statement of policy on empowering consumers – consultation paper ” The LSB notes in its executive summary that : Although there have been some positive market developments and new regulatory arrangements since 2016, it is clear that further action is needed

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Yorkshire Union Law Societies Special Event – The Future of the Solicitors indemnity Fund with the SRA – 27th September 2021 2-3pm

Monday 27 September, 2-3pm Virtual meeting with the SRA to discuss post six-year run off cover We have pleasure to announce that we have managed to secure a meeting with the SRA for Yorkshire Solicitors to discuss the Post run off cover for solicitors which was to be withdrawn but is now subject to a 12 month extension whilst the

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