Yorkshire Council Member Seat Election

The Yorkshire Union of Law Societies have announced the Election for the Yorkshire Council Seat following the issuing of Ballot Papers this week The Details of the Ballot are as follows : There are two candidates for the Role : CANDIDATE STATEMENT IDRIS MIR CANDIDATE STATEMENT MARK NEWBY Eligible Solicitors registered within the Yorkshire Constituency Region  should have received a

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new hourly rates for solicitors on the way ?

The Civil Justice Council after a ful consultation have pressed ahead with reccomendations ot increase hourly rates . Readers may wish to note the current rates found here Have been subject to consultation by the Civil Justice Council which you can access via this link https://www.judiciary.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/20210108-GHR-Report-for-consultation-FINAL.pdf Following a detailed consultation the final report has now been made with reccomended increases

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Consultations

It is currently a busy time on Government Consultantions and a number of the more recent ones can be found on our Consultation Page at the Yorkshire Union of Law Societies https://yorkshireunion.org.uk/consultations/ Two particular consultations are likely to be of interest to Solicitors : Dispute Resolution A consultation on how Dispute Resolution and modern litigation should now look including the

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COMMON PLATFORM ROLL OUT FOR CRIMINAL PRACTITIONERS

The Common Platform which has been developed by HMCTS to streamline the delivery of justice is now rolling out more widely across the North East Circuit . In the first place this affects criminal practitioners who should register for the platform asap Please follow this link for the guidance Registering for Common Platform In addition the links below may be

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Latest Doncaster & District newsletter

The latest Edition of the Doncaster & District Law Society Newsletter is now available for Summer 2021 This edition includes : Some form of normality Doncaster Legal Walk 2021 Freedom Day Yorkshire Yorkshire Union of Law Societies Paul’s been busy! Meet our Training Officers   Access it here DDLS Newsletter Summer 2021

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Social mobility training 13th July

The Law Society

Improving social mobility is vitally important to the legal profession. Not only is it our altruistic duty to help those from impoverished backgrounds, but by being more inclusive we can ensure that we have access to the best and brightest new lawyers out there, no matter where they came from. This is particularly relevant to DDLS members, given the economic

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SRA grant 12 month extension to sif

After intensive lobbying led by the Law Society the SRA announced today that its Board had concluded that the previous decision to close SIF was to be temporarily reversed for the next 12 months whilst all options were considered for the future . The SRA recognised the changed enviroment and that the insurance market had “hardened ” such that affordable

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