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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

Junior Lawyers Division Leeds: Why not get involved?

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

2 July 2018 – Letter to the Prime Minister put together by the Professional & Business Services Council
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Survey for practitioners who use the Business and Property Courts in Leeds

In late June 2019 Leeds Law Society’s Court Liaison Group (CLG) is meeting with Sir Geoffrey Vos and Mr Justice Barling, the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor of the High Court respectively. Sir Geoffrey and Mr Justice Barling are interested in learning more about aspects of the operation of the Business and Property Courts (BPCs) in Leeds and, in particular, ways to improve access to and the reputation of the BPCs in Leeds.
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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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School of Law, University of Leeds – Events

Please find a link below to events that may be of interest to members of Leeds Law Society organised by the school of Law, Leeds:

 
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