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.
Information, news and support for the legal profession in Leeds.
October 2017 Newsletter – the latest update for the North from The Law Society.
Proposals to extend court opening hours is postponed
The decision to delay a government pilot trialling extended court opening hours has been postponed until February 2018.
The proposal which would have heaped additional pressure on the already fragile criminal legal aid service was welcomed.
Responses recently submitted by Leeds Law Society:
Other open consultations:
Financial Conduct Authority Guidance Consultation Submission deadline 23/10
Law Commission Reform on Wills Law Submission deadline 10 November 2017
SRA – Looking to the future: phase two of our Handbook reforms Submission deadline 20 December 2017
LawCare promotes good mental health & wellbeing across the legal community & helps thousands of legal professionals cope with a range of issues.
SBA – The Solicitors Charity provides grants & interest-free loans, support with career transition & access to bespoke personal insolvency advice to those in serious financial need.
EVENTS AND SEMINARS OPEN TO OUR MEMBERS:
The State of Play in Neighbourhood Planning, 23 October 2017, Kings Chambers, Leeds
Children Law Update, 10 October 2017, Park Square Barristers, Leeds
Personal Injury – RTA Claimant Seminar, Thursday 19 October 2017, Park Square Barristers, Leeds
We’ve teamed up with our IT Support provider PCM to discuss IT security, data protection and avoiding data breaches.
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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.