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

“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

Source: www.thelawyer.com

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

“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

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Motion to widen Society membership withdrawn – Law Society’s Gazette

“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

“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

“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

“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

Law Society commences court action over tender process – Law Society’s Gazette

“The Law Society is taking the Legal Services Commission to court seeking a declaration that the family tender process and outcome are ‘unlawful’, and asking for a suspension of the new contracts.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 27th August 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Government rules out appealing defence costs cap judgment – Law Society’s Gazette

“The Law Society has welcomed the government’s decision not to appeal against Chancery Lane’s recent court victory in defeating the previous administration’s plans to make acquitted defendants pay most of the costs of their own defence.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 7th July 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Law Society president warns of looming threat to profession’s independence – Law Society’s Gazette

“The Legal Services Board’s proximity to government could threaten the independence of the legal profession, Law Society president Robert Heslett warned last night.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 26th May 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Law Society seeks to block privilege for non-lawyers – Law Society’s Gazette

“The Law Society has been granted permission to intervene in a Court of Appeal case that could see legal professional privilege (LPP) extended to non-lawyers.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 6th May 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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

“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

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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

“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

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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

“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

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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

“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

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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

“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

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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

“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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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

“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

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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

“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

Source: www.thelawyer.com

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

“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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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

“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

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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

“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.”

Podcast

Insite Law Magazine, 12th March 2009

Source: www.insitelawmagazine.com

Leading legal figures review effectiveness of Law Society – Legal Week

“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

Source: www.legalweek.com

SRA hits out at Law Soc review – The Lawyer

“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

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Law Soc reviews structure and cuts PC income

“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

Source: www.legalweek.com

Law Society and LSC respond to LSCC fine – Law Society

“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.”

Press release

Law Society, 3rd June 2008

Source: www.lawsociety.org.uk

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

“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

Source: www.legalweek.com

LawSoc names Lee as deputy vice president

” 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

Source: www.legalweek.com

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

“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

QCs battle against the Law Society – The Times

” The delicious spectacle of dog eat dog — two QCs pitched against the Law Society in the courts — looks as if it will settle, thus avoid an embarrassing dispute.”

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The Times, 28th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

QCs, Law Soc in face-off over solicitor code rights – The Lawyer

“Two leading silks have initiated proceedings against the Law Society for the right to include the new Solicitors’ Code of Conduct in a handbook they co-authored.”

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The Lawyer, 11th February 2008

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Seeking new frontiers – Law Society’s Gazette

“Andrew Holroyd hails a landmark ruling for legal aid lawyers and the launch of the law society’s international division.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 6th December 2007

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

LSC appeals LawSoc’s High Court legal aid win – Legal Week

“The Legal Services Commission (LSC) is to appeal against the Law Society’s High Court victory on legal aid, the body announced last night (5 September).”

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Legal Week, 6th September 2007

Source: www.legalweek.com

Law Society reaffirms pro bono commitment with two new positions – The Lawyer

“The Law Society is creating two new posts to promote pro bono work.”

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The Lawyer, 30th July 2007

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Law Soc warned about complaints conduct – The Lawyer

“The Legal Services Complaints Commissioner Zahida Manzoor today (10 July) raised concerns that the Law Society was not handling complaints in line with its own policies.”

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The Lawyer, 10th July 2007

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Law Society reforming chief to keep new broom sweeping – Legal Week

“The Law Society’s aggressive cost-cutting campaign is to lead to another round of job cuts, it has emerged, as Chancery Lane bids to reposition itself as a substantial commercial enterprise.”

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Legal Week, 28th June 2007

Source: www.legalweek.com


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