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Sharing of data with Local Law Societies
In an effort to increase engagement with Local Law Societies the Law Society have created an option on members' MyLawSociety account which allows them to consent to receive emails from their Local Law Society via a tick-box.
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Impact of Brexit
Vice president David Greene addressed the impact of Brexit on financial and legal services at an event organised by Labour City Lawyers at Labour Conference in Brighton.
See the report in the Financial News (£).
Also worth a read:
- The Gazette live blog on the Supreme Court ruling
- Disciplinary tribunal brands an SRA investigation “flawed” – Legal Futures
- The Guardian reports on crown court sitting days figures
- Labour pledges £20 million to restore legal aid – the Times (£)
Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) event: The future of advising the older client
SFE Surrey will be holding its first event on 24 October 2019 at Morrisons Solicitors, Prospero, 73 London Road, Redhill RH1 1LQ at 16:00-18:00.
Topics covered will include: digital services and the role of the professional; the role of the family and a new social and health care model. Caroline Bielanska will be speaking, and the evening will be followed by a drink's reception.
Places are limited! Please click here to see full details and to register.
Reaching for the STARS - workshop on 2019 launch of SRA Codes and CQS challenges
Middlesex Law Society are holding a workshop on Tuesday 22 October 17:00-19:00 at Finchley Golf Club North London, Nether Court, Frith Lane NW7 1PU. Michael Garson, Council Member of the Law Society, will be the main speaker. Topics will include:
- Standards and Regulations – Principles and two new Codes
- New Reporting requirements?
- New Risks for Compliance Officers and issues for firms
- Client Account Rules and Third Party Managed Accounts – the alternative to Client Account
- CQS Core Management Standards and Protocol
To see the full flyer and for registration details, please click here.
Open Consultation summary
Labour's New Deal for Leaseholders- closing date 30 September 2019 Link to consultation
The next Labour Government proposes 5 key changes to improve leasehold, including ending the sale of new leaseholds and new ground rents along with capping ground rents for existing leaseholders, setting a simple formula to allow leaseholders to buy their freeholds, crack down on unfair fees and contract terms by publishing a reference list of reasonable charges and giving residents greater powers over the management of their homes.
Policy Advisors- Diane.Latter@lawsociety.org.uk and Victoria.Geroe@lawsociety.org.uk
Proposals to support families- closing date 29 November 2019- Link to consultation
BEIS is seeking views on proposals to better support parents to balance work and family-life.
Policy Advisors- Nick.Denys@lawsociety.org.uk
One-sided flexibility: addressing unfair flexible working practices- closing date 11 October- Link to consultation
BEIS is seeking views on the proposals made by the Low Pay Commission to address the issue of 'one-sided flexibility'. Policy Advisors- Nick.Denys@lawsociety.org.uk
If you have any questions in relation to any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact us at London&SouthEastTeam@lawsociety.org.uk
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