Solicitor General urges legal executives to seek judicial appointment – Legal Futures

Posted October 10th, 2017 in judicial appointments commission, judiciary, legal executives, news by sally

‘The Solicitor General has urged chartered legal executives to apply for judicial appointment in a bid to help make the bench more diverse.’

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Legal Futures, 10th October 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Law firms, legal executives and licensed conveyancers join forces to lobby for leasehold reform

Posted June 21st, 2017 in conveyancing, housing, law firms, Law Society, leases, legal executives, news by sally

‘A new property law alliance, the Legal Sector Group (LSG), has written to the government, with a detailed set of proposals on leasehold reform.’

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Legal Futures, 21st June 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Lawyers urged to play it cool with litigants in person – Legal Futures

‘Solicitors, barristers and legal executives have been told by their professional bodies to be polite and non-judgemental when dealing with litigants in person (LiPs), and take “extra care to avoid using inflammatory words or phrases”.’

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Legal Futures, 4th June 2015

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Keep legal executives out of the Crown Court, Rivlin report demands – Legal Futures

‘A report for the Bar Council on the future of criminal justice and advocacy has recommended that legal executives are kept out of the Crown Courts, while solicitors should only be granted rights of audience if they have undergone the same level of training as barristers.’

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Legal Futures, 31st March 2015

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

MPs approve probate and conveyancing rights for legal executives – Legal Futures

‘The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) has won the approval of the House of Commons to grant its members rights to conduct reserved probate and conveyancing work.’

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Legal Futures, 10th September 2014

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Changing legal education – OUP Blog

‘Martin Partington discussed a range of careers in his podcasts yesterday. Today [20 August], he tackles how new legal issues and developments in the professional environment have in turn changed organizational structures, rules and regulations, and aspects of legal education.’

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OUP Blog, 20th August 2014

Source: www.blog.oup.com

Third time unlucky for solicitor as High Court rejects challenge to strike-off – Legal Futures

‘It was third time unlucky for a solicitor whose striking-off had twice been overturned by the High Court, as Mr Justice Mostyn yesterday rejected his challenge to the latest decision to remove him from the roll.’

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Legal Futures, 21st November 2013

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

New reforms to increase diversity of coroners – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 14th, 2013 in barristers, coroners, diversity, legal executives, news, solicitors by sally

“Changes designed to increase the diversity of coroners and competition for positions, have been announced by new Justice Minister Shailesh Vara.”

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Ministry of Justice, 14th October 2013

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

Setting the matter straight – The Bar Council

“The merits of joining forces with the Law Society and CILEx; the need to help facilitate the transition to the new world, even if its flaws are readily apparent; the Bar as guardians of the Rule of Law; and a fond farewell.”

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The Bar Council, December 2012

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

JAG submits QASA application to the Legal Services Board – Bar Standards Board

Posted July 7th, 2011 in advocacy, barristers, legal executives, news, quality assurance, solicitors by sally

“The Joint Advocacy Group (JAG) – made up of the Bar Standards Board, Solicitors Regulatory Authority and ILEX Professional Standards – has submitted an application to the Legal Services Board (LSB) for consideration of the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (crime) – QASA.”

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Bar Standards Board, 6th July 2011

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

Law firms are opening up to non-graduates – The Guardian

Posted June 27th, 2011 in law firms, legal education, legal executives, news by sally

“A new mood of egalitarianism is sweeping the profession just as higher tuition fees are likely to reduce social mobility.”

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The Guardian, 24th June 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Woman jailed for £100,000 fraud – The Independent

Posted April 21st, 2011 in fraud, legal executives, news, sentencing by sally

“A legal executive was jailed for two-and-a-half years today after admitting defrauding four elderly clients out of more than £100,000, police said.”

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The Independent, 20th April 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Legal executives seek independent conveyancing rights – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 29th, 2010 in conveyancing, legal executives, news by sally

“Legal executives could be granted independent rights to provide conveyancing services from next September, if a forthcoming application to the Legal Services Board is successful.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 29th November 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

New proposals for the regulation of lawyers – Bar Standards Board

“The Joint Advocacy Group today (10 August) launches its consultation on proposals for a scheme to quality assure advocates in the criminal courts.”

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Bar Standards Board, 10th August 2010

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk