SIF – SRA agree to Extend Scheme

The SRA has announced that the outcome of the consultation is that it has agreed to extend the SIF until September 2023 whilst further options to protect consumers are considered . The move comes after the SRA launched a consultation in November 2021 where it sought views from the profession about the future of SIF, which currently provides supplementary run-off

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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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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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Check Your voting details for the law society ballot

The Law Society

Solicitors urged to check their Law Society contact details are up to date to vote on proposals to reform Council Solicitors were today urged to make sure they have provided an up-to-date email address and are not opted out of Law Society membership (non-marketing) communications or they risk being disenfranchised from a key vote on proposed changes to the Law

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Reform of the Law society council – you decide

The Law Society

On the 14th October the Law Society AGM finally was able to consider the proposals to reform the Law Society Council. This was one of the final steps along the road of a governance review that has been running effectively since 2016 . We have already seen a successful reorganisaiton of the management structure with a New Board charied by

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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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