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secure a meeting with the SRA for Yorkshire Solicitors to discuss the Post run off cover for solicitors which was to be withdrawn but is now subject to a 12 month extension whilst the

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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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South Yorkshire Court Closures Announced

The MOJ has today announced a number of Court closures and changes in South Yorkshire which it is consulting on . Rotherham Magistrates is to close and all work is to be transferred to Sheffield Doncaster County Court is to move in with Doncaster Magistrates Court The Tribunal Service will move in with Doncaster Crown Court You can respond to

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