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.

Activity Update for President and Directors

  • Bill Barton and Emma Pearmaine attended a Joint V meeting of the 5 largest local law societies in the England.
  • Bill Barton is working on the development of the Collaborative Professionals Network

BREAST CANCER HAVEN is the President’s chosen charity for 2017/18
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The Law Society

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. 
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Consultations

Responses recently submitted by Leeds Law Society:

SQE Consultation (part 3) Leeds Law Society Response – 20.07.2017

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
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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 Charity provides grants & interest-free loans, support with career transition & access to bespoke personal insolvency advice to those in serious financial need.

Wellbeing massages from Song & her Spa team.
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Bar Council & Chambers

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

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Preventing Data Breaches – Practical Solutions for Businesses

We’ve teamed up with our IT Support provider PCM to discuss IT security, data protection and avoiding data breaches.

Whether you’re the victim of a malicious cyber attack, or simple human error, we’ve got some practical, inexpensive tips to improve your IT security.
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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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