LSC drops legal aid contract changes – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 11th, 2013 in contracts, disclosure, Law Society, legal aid, news, prosecutions by sally

“The Legal Services Commission has agreed to drop controversial changes to ongoing legal aid contracts following talks with the Law Society.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 11th February 2013

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Regulate will-writing to avoid ‘race to the bottom’, Society urges – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 17th, 2012 in consultations, Law Society, news, wills by sally

“The Law Society today backed plans to extend the list of reserved activities to include will-writing and estate administration.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 16th July 2012

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Society condemns out-of-court sentencing plan – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 14th, 2011 in Law Society, magistrates, news, sentencing by sally

“The Law Society has criticised Nick Herbert’s proposal to give magistrates power to issue summary sentences outside of court, which it says could leave defendants without access to proper advice.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 14th December 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Host of Solicitors from Hell-style sites appear following court action – The Lawyer

Posted November 23rd, 2011 in defamation, injunctions, internet, Law Society, news, solicitors by sally

“The Law Society spent roughly £150,000 on shutting down the website Solicitors from Hell but faces a latest setback as it has emerged that similar websites attacking UK firms are appearing online, with some said to be hosted abroad to protect them from the British authorities.”

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The Lawyer, 22nd November 2011

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Solicitors from Hell owner’s defamation bid was ‘abuse of court process’ – The Lawyer

Posted October 21st, 2011 in complaints, defamation, internet, Law Society, news by sally

“Mr Justice Tugendhat has dismissed a £1m defamation claim launched against Law Society chief executive Des Hudson by Solicitors from Hell owner Rick Kordowksi, branding the bid ‘an abuse of the court process’.”

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The Lawyer, 21st October 2011

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Lord Justice Jackson calls for Govt rethink on legal aid cuts – Legal Week

Posted September 8th, 2011 in bills, costs, Law Society, legal aid, news by sally

“Lord Justice Jackson – the author of the current shake-up of civil litigation costs – has criticised controversial Government cuts to legal aid, warning the reforms are ‘contrary to [my] recommendations’.”

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Legal Week, 7th September 2011

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Law Soc raises lawyer surveillance concerns with phone-hacking inquiry – Legal Week

Posted September 6th, 2011 in inquiries, interception, Law Society, media, news, telecommunications by sally

“The Law Society has written to the Leveson Inquiry to express its concerns over fresh allegations that lawyers acting for phone-hacking victims have been targeted by private investigators.”

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Legal Week, 5th September 2011

Source: www.legalweek.com

Law Society to hold superinjunction debate – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 1st, 2011 in injunctions, Law Society, media, news, privacy by sally

“A Law Society debate will this month consider how superinjunctions can survive in an era of social media.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 1st September 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Lawcast 193: Sundeep Bhatia, Law Society Council member on diversity in the profession – Charon QC

Posted August 25th, 2011 in diversity, Law Society, legal profession, podcasts by sally

“Today I am talking to solicitor Sundeep Bhatia, a Law Society Council member and is a former Chair of the Society of Asian Lawyers. Sundeep is the proprietor of Beaumonde Law Practice in Middlesex and specialises in employment law.”

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Charon QC, 24th August 2011

Source: www.charonqc.wordpress.com

“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.

Law Society takes on Solicitors from Hell website – BBC News

Posted July 21st, 2011 in defamation, internet, Law Society, news, solicitors by sally

“A website which claims to name and shame under-performing lawyers is facing legal action from the Law Society for alleged defamation.”

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BBC News, 21st July 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Chancery Lane urges government to fund family justice reforms – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 23rd, 2011 in consultations, divorce, family courts, Law Society, legal aid, news by sally

“The Law Society has backed the Family Justice Review’s ‘far-reaching’ proposals for reform, but urged the government not to proceed with the changes unless it can provide the money to implement them properly.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 23rd June 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

How much influence do lawyers have on the legislative process? – The Guardian

Posted June 14th, 2011 in costs, Law Society, legal aid, legal profession, legislation, news by sally

“With the justice bill expected to be published at the end of the week, lawyers are gearing up for a major lobbying effort on both legal aid and civil costs reform. But just how powerful is that lobby?”

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The Guardian, 14th June 2011

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Lawyers demand pause in legal aid reforms – The Guardian

Posted May 18th, 2011 in Law Society, legal aid, news by tracey

“Law Society accuses ministers of ignoring consultation by pressing ahead with plans to remove legal help for vulnerable.”

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The Guardian, 18th May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Law Soc and Bar Council urged to take action over Solicitors from Hell site – The Lawyer

Posted April 18th, 2011 in defamation, internet, Law Society, news, solicitors by sally

“The Law Society and Bar Council should investigate defamatory comments made on the Solicitors from Hell website to find an effective route of redress for firms named on the website, a High Court has said.”

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The Lawyer, 18th April 2011

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Society defends solicitors over legal aid – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted April 5th, 2011 in Law Society, legal aid, media, news, solicitors by sally

“The Law Society president has reacted to negative news coverage concerning the growth in the number of solicitors.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 5th April 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Law Society v McPhail – WLR Daily

Posted February 15th, 2011 in committals, contempt of court, law reports, Law Society by sally

Law Society v McPhail [2011] WLR (D) 45

“In the interests of fairness, a person charged with contempt of court whose liberty was therefore at stake should be able to appear at a hearing to answer points raised by his accusers.”

WLR Daily, 14th February 2011

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Motion to widen Society membership withdrawn – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 17th, 2010 in Law Society, legal profession, news by sally

“Law Society Council member Derek French withdrew his motion proposing to allow barristers and legal executives to become members of the Law Society, at the Society’s council last week.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 17th December 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Bribery Act guidance is too vague, says Law Society – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 30th, 2010 in bribery, Law Society, news by sally

“Proposed rules on what companies have to do to avoid being prosecuted under new bribery laws are not detailed enough, the Law Society has said. More clarification, particularly for smaller companies, is needed, it has told the Government.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 30th November 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

Law Society wins family tender challenge – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 1st, 2010 in family courts, Law Society, legal aid, news, tenders by sally

“The Law Society has won its High Court challenge to the Legal Services Commission’s family tender process.”

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Law Society’s Gazette. 30th September 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

New plans to test would-be lawyers – The Guardian

Posted September 14th, 2010 in examinations, Law Society, news, solicitors by sally

“The Law Society is investigating a legal aptitude test to stem the tide of solicitors entering the profession.”

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The Guardian, 14th September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk