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LEEDS LAW SOCIETY: The voice for solicitors in Leeds

LLS is one of the most influential local law societies in the country and is part of the Joint V which also includes Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool and Manchester.

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Information, news and support for the legal profession in Leeds.

The Law Society

Women in the Law 2018 – The largest international survey conducted on the topic of women in the law

February 2018 Newsletter: the latest Law Society update for the North.

Junior Lawyers Division Leeds: Why not get involved?

Update from President of The Law Society: for local law society members: 16 July 2018

2 July 2018 – Letter to the Prime Minister put together by the Professional & Business Services Council
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Consultations

LSB consultation on its 2018-2021 strategic plan and 2018/19 business plan Submission deadline 19/02/18

Default County Court Judgements – A consultation on ensuring the process works fairly, for both creditors and debtors: Submission deadline 21/02/18

SQE consultation: Looking to the Future – Notes from meeting with Julie Brannan, SRA on SQE consultation Read notes here– 6 November 2017
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Millennials and the Legal Profession

Voluntary code of recruitment for trainee solicitors: a recommended standard of good practice for employers, students and higher education careers advisers and faculty staff.

Generation Y’s focus on varied tasks and work-life balance isn’t about being work-shy; it’s about being flexible to get the best out of employees, explains Charlotte Parkinson to the Solicitor’s Journal – 7 August

New SQE: The way in which legal careers are planned and managed has been brought sharply into focus by the SRA’s SQE plans.  
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Solicitor Training Regulations

SRA Competency Approach

From 1 April 2015, the SRA’s traditional requirement that solicitors must obtain at least 16 hours Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points every year was replaced by a new approach called the SRA Competency Approach.

This has to be adopted by all solicitors from 1 November 2016.
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Wellbeing

LawCare: promotes good mental health & wellbeing across the legal community & helps thousands of legal professionals cope with a range of issues.

SBA – The Solicitors Charityprovides grants & interest-free loans, support with career transition & access to bespoke personal insolvency advice to those in serious financial need.
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Bar Council & Chambers

Events and Seminars open to our members from the Bar and Chambers in Leeds:

 

 

 
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Activity Update for President and Directors

  • September 2018 – David Cowgill, President of Leeds Law Society to make an opening address at The Law Society Risk and Compliance Autumn Conference
  • August 2018 – Directors and staff to take part in the first Leeds Pride Parade for Leeds Law Society

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