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

  • 2 June 2017 – President Bill Barton interviewed by the Yorkshire Post’s business editor Mark Casci
  • 25 May 2017 – Sue Harris and Catie Woodward invited by Mr Justice Norris to dine at the Judges’s lodgings
  • 16 May 2017 – AGM and Retiring President’s Dinner with directors and staff

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Millennials and the Legal Profession – an exciting new project with the University of Leeds

The way in which legal careers are planned and managed has been brought sharply into focus by the SRA’s SQE plans. These developments take place within a context of transformative change within legal services. This project is designed to explore how different generations within our profession are able to negotiate these changes.
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The Business Case for Sustainability

Presented by the Legal Sustainability Alliance and The Planet Mark 
Hosted by Addleshaw Goddard in Leeds on 15 June
FREE participative workshops for small and medium sized law firms to encourage the development of sustainable working practices and manage their carbon footprint.
  • Need help getting started on a sustainability programme?
  • Do you want to extend or reinvigorate your current sustainability activities?

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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:

Financial Remedies Update, 16th May 2017, 5pm, Park Square Chambers, Leeds

Commercial Seminar, 17th May 2017, 8am – 9:30am, St Phillips Stone, Leeds

VIEW North Eastern Circuit event listings
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The Law Society

Capturing Technological Innovation in Legal Services report
Unprecedented technological change offers solicitors exciting opportunities to innovate in ways that benefit clients, technological innovators and the legal profession.

Capturing Technological Innovation in Legal Services offers insights from those on the front line of technological change and reveals a legal sector that is increasingly engaging with advanced automation.
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How does LLS support criminal defence solicitors?

The work done for the Criminal Defence Solicitors in Leeds (through a director on the Leeds Law Society board responsible for Criminal Law Liaison) has been extensive over the last couple of years. The highlights include the following:
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