PII – Have you got it covered

Some firms are still reported not to have been able to secure Public Indemnity Insurance following the collapse of several providers this year . Those who find themselves in this situation will find the following advice from the Law Society of assistance Follow this link for urgent advice http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/advice/articles/extended-indemnity-period/    

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Transforming Legal Aid – Meet the Shadow Justice Secretary Sheffield 4th October

On 4th October 2013 [ 18.00pm – 20.00pm ]  Irwin Mitchell’s are Hosting a briefing from the Shadow Justice Secretary Sadiq Khan . This event is organised in conjunction with the Yorkshire Labour Party and circulated by the Law Society Regional Office . You will need to email John Grogan at john@yhdblab.co.uk to secure your place . Full details are set

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Wills and Inheritance Quality Mark Launched

The Law Society has now formally launched a new quality mark following hot on the heels of the Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme . The Scheme Covers Will Writing , Probate and Estate Administration and it is intended that over time the public will choose a firm with the quality mark over other providers . Applications open from 21st October and

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PII Concerns

The Law Society Gazette has announced that XL Insurance has decided to withdraw from the indemnity market for 1 -3 partner firms and AIG is also considering its position . This can only add to uncertainty for firms moving forward to get their renewals in place

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Law Society Response on Legal Aid

The Law Society has now prepared a Response to the Government Consultation . The Response offers a radical formula for restructuring the market whilst avoiding Price Competitive Tendering The proposals have not met with universal agreement from the Profession however it at least does offer the Lord Chancellor a credible alternative . 

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Government Consultation on Legal Aid

The Government is currently undertaking a consultation into Legal Aid for Crime , Prison Law and Judicial Review and Your Local Committee has been supporting Local Solicitors and the campaign to oppose the reforms . The Campaign has included a Petition at  which has sought over 100,000 signatures to seek a Parliamentary Debate on the issue .   The Consultation

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