Barristers could have right to sue solicitors for unpaid fees – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 6th, 2010 in barristers, contracts, fees, Law Society, legal profession, news, solicitors by sally

“Barristers would be able to sue solicitors for unpaid fees under proposals published by the Bar Council last week to put the relationship between the two professions on a more commercial footing.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 6th May 2010

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Chancery Lane calls for ‘radical rethink’ of legal aid funding – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 24th, 2010 in Law Society, legal aid, news, reports by sally

“A loan fund akin to the student loans scheme and a ‘polluter pays’ funding mechanism are among ideas advanced today for legal aid funding by the Law Society.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 24th March 2010

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Solicitors alarmed by associate prosecutor proposals – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 18th, 2010 in courts, Law Society, legal profession, magistrates, news, rights of audience by sally

“Proposals that could enable ‘associate prosecutors’ with no legal qualifications to conduct magistrates’ court trials amount to ‘justice on the cheap’ and herald the ‘de-lawyering’ of the magistrates’ court, solicitors have warned.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 18th March 2010

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Two solicitors accused over file-sharing ‘bully tactics’ – Law Society’s Gazette

“The Solicitors Regulation Authority has referred two solicitors from London firm Davenport Lyons to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal over claims that the firm sent ‘bullying’ letters accusing hundreds of people of illegal file-sharing.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 11th March 2010

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Law Society TUPE action reaches the High Court – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 25th, 2010 in employment, Law Society, news, transfer of undertakings by sally

“The Law Society’s legal action against the Office for Legal Complaints and the government to determine whether employment protection rules apply to staff at the Legal Complaints Service was heard in the High Court last week.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 25th February 2010

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Law Society files judicial review application over defendants’ costs cap – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 14th, 2010 in costs, judicial review, Law Society, legal aid, news by sally

“The Law Society has filed a judicial review application in a move to overturn new government regulations restricting the costs that can be recovered by acquitted defendants.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 14th January 2010

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Law Society challenges move to charge acquitted defendants fees – The Guardian

Posted January 11th, 2010 in fees, Law Society, legal aid, news by sally

“People accused of crimes will begin paying legal fees at five crown courts in England and Wales tomorrow , as the government faces increasing criticism over measures that will see some innocent people footing part of the bill for their defence.”

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The Guardian, 10th January 2010

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Law Society to launch legal challenge on legal aid – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 14th, 2009 in judicial review, Law Society, legal aid, news by sally

“The Law Society is set to launch a judicial review of the government’s move to drastically reduce the legal costs that defendants can reclaim if they are acquitted of a criminal offence.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 14th December 2009

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Lawyer’s £5m battle over ruined career – The Guardian

“A former president of the Law Society and his City law firm are being sued for up to £5m over allegations that they helped a global oil company wreck a barrister’s career.”

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The Guardian, 11th October 2009

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Law Society to students: legal career may be too risky – The Lawyer

Posted July 29th, 2009 in Law Society, legal profession, news by sally

“The Law Society is set to launch a campaign warning students to think twice about embarking on a career in law.”

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The Lawyer, 28th July 2009

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Law Society ‘lost control’ of investigation into top solicitor – The Guardian

Posted May 26th, 2009 in complaints, disciplinary procedures, Law Society, news, solicitors by sally

“The Law Society has been accused of ‘systematic failure’ in its handling of a complaint against a close ally of the attorney general, the Guardian can reveal after a court injunction was lifted last week.”

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The Guardian, 24th May 2009

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Lord Hunt outlines vision for regulation – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 8th, 2009 in disciplinary procedures, law firms, Law Society, news by sally

“The peer tasked by Chancery Lane with reviewing legal regulation says that only ‘minor’ adjustments to the Law Society’s internal governance may be required to yield ‘enormous benefit’ for the regulation of law firms.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 7th May 2009

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Lawcast 120: Paul Marsh, President of The Law Society on the future of the profession after recession – Insite Law Magazine

Posted March 12th, 2009 in Law Society, podcasts, solicitors by sally

“Today I am talking to Paul Marsh, the President of The Law Society of England & Wales.

We live in difficult and interesting times.I talk to Paul Marsh about a range of topics including his thoughts on the recession, how the law society is helping solicitors during these difficult days, the recent rise of nearly 10 per cent in fees for the Legal Practice Course by three London providers – BPP, the College of Law and Kaplan.and his thoughts on the future of the profession after the recession.”

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Insite Law Magazine, 12th March 2009

Source: www.insitelawmagazine.com

Leading legal figures review effectiveness of Law Society – Legal Week

Posted December 11th, 2008 in Law Society, news by sally

“A group of high-profile legal figures including Linklaters senior partner David Cheyne and Simmons & Simmons managing partner Mark Dawkins have questioned the effectiveness of the Law Society as a single regulator.”

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Legal Week, 11th December 2008

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SRA hits out at Law Soc review – The Lawyer

Posted October 13th, 2008 in Law Society, news, solicitors, Solicitors Regulation Authority by sally

“The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has attacked the Law Society for over-stepping its remit in launching a potentially dramatic review into the regulation of the legal profession.”

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The Lawyer, 10th October 2008

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Law Soc reviews structure and cuts PC income

Posted June 19th, 2008 in Law Society, news by sally

“The Law Society is planning to overhaul its committee structure as it gears up for the introduction of the Legal Services Act (LSA).”

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Legal Week, 19th June 2008

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Law Society and LSC respond to LSCC fine – Law Society

Posted June 4th, 2008 in complaints, Law Society, news, solicitors by sally

“The Law Society and the Legal Complaints Service (LCS) have reacted to news that Legal Services Complaints Commissioner Zahida Manzoor is to levy a fine of £275,000 in relation to its complaints handling plan for 2008/09.”

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Law Society, 3rd June 2008

Source: www.lawsociety.org.uk

LawSoc fined again for ‘inadequate’ complaints plan – Legal Week

Posted June 3rd, 2008 in complaints, Law Society, news, solicitors by sally

“The Legal Services Complaints Commissioner has imposed a £275,000 penalty on the Law Society after deeming its complaints-handling plan for the year ahead inadequate.”

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Legal Week, 3rd June 2008

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LawSoc names Lee as deputy vice president

Posted April 17th, 2008 in Law Society, news by sally

” The Law Society has elected its future leader, with in-house lawyer Linda Lee emerging as the body’s next deputy vice president.”

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Legal Week, 17th April 2008

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Law Society backs in-house lawyers in landmark privilege case – The Times

Posted March 10th, 2008 in Law Society, news, privilege, solicitors by sally

“The Law Society of England and Wales has formally applied for permission to intervene in a closely-watched European case that has threatened the ability of in-house lawyers to claim professional privilege.”

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The Times, 10th March 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk