Time To Talk Day – 2nd February

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Thursday 2nd February is Time to Talk Day. Time to Talk Day is organised by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness in England, in partnership with Co-op. The purpose of the day is to create support networks and communities by having conversations with family, friends and colleagues about mental health.  Time to Talk Day is the nation’s biggest mental health conversation.

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HM Queen Elizabeth II

The President and Members of Doncaster & District Law Society offer our sincere condolences to King Charles and the Royal Family on the sad passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II . We join the nation in thanking Her Majesty for a lifetime of dedication and service to our country

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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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