Would you like to make a difference to the development of law and policy in your chosen field ?

The Law Society

If you do its now your opportunity to join one of the Law Societies Policy Advisory Committees : Access to Justice Children’s Law Civil Justice Company Law Conveyancing & Land Law Criminal Law Education & Training European Union Housing Law Human Rights Immigration Law International Mental Health & Disability Planning & Environmental Law Professional Indemnity Insurance Professional Standards & Ethics

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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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All Change at the law society council

The Law Society

The Law Society has today announced that the result of the National Ballot of Members has been to support the reform of the Law Society Council . It was several years ago that the Law Society commenced a reform of its governance and this saw firstly the estabishment of a Management Board together with two key committees the Policy and

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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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