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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SQE Round Table Event with the SRA – 9th June 2021 Yorkshire Union of Law Societies

The Yorkshire Union of Law Societies has organised a roundtable event in advance of the implementation of the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (“SQE”) in Autumn 2021 to assist its members prepare for the changes to legal education and entry to the profession. This informative roundtable will assist Yorkshire firms understand what the SQE means for them, how it will work in

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Practising Fee consultation 2021

The Law Society

The Law Society has opened its consultation on the practising fee following a challenging 2020 As well as prioritising  members and other stakeholders, the law society has also taken into consideration the ongoing implications of the pandemic, Brexit negotiations, and technology. This follows a very positive period for the Society in which it was seen to strongly support Solicitors during

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Doncaster Legal walk 21st june

Doncaster Law Society is getting its legal community back out in the sunshine after having been consigned to virtual activities for the last 14 months + during the pandemic by holding a legal walk . The Society would love to see other local Lawyers join the walk on what it is hoped will be a lovely summers evening . It

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New money Laundering requirements

New guidance  which was triggered by the European Union’s fifth money laundering directive, which came into force in January last year and brought in a raft of new requirements including changes to client due diligence and enhanced due diligence as well as a duty to collect proof of registration for companies and trusts. The directive provided an opportunity to review

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CMA Report recognises solicitor progress in the regulated legal services market – but calls for more work to be done and measures to monitor unregulated providers

The Competition and Markets Authority has published its report on regulation and market transparency recognising the considerable progress made by the Profession . The Law Society noted that : The solicitor profession has made great advances in transparency, but risk of consumer harm continues in the unregulated sector, the Law Society of England and Wales said today, echoing findings of

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