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.
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?
Early advice campaign: write to your MP about reintroducing legal aid for early advice
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
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.
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.
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:
Park Square Barristers, Leeds are running a series of Family Law seminars throughout 2018: 6 February; 17 April; 12 June; 4 September; 9 October and 11 December. View full details.
NECCBA (North East Circuit Commercial Bar Association) spring seminar ‘Reading the Balance Sheet – Tips and Traps – the view of a forensic accountant.’ from 5:30 p.m.