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.

Activity Update for President and Directors

  • David Barraclough and David Cowgill attended the NE Circuit Annual Legal Service in York Minster
  • Bill Barton attended the Opening of the Legal Year ceremony in London
  • Charlotte Parkinson, Catie Woodward and Jo Dixon made a presentation to LPC students at Leeds Becket University; Sam Bell did the same at BPP University

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

November 2017 Newsletter – the latest Law Society update for the North.

Early Advice campaign: We are campaigning for legal aid to be re-introduced for early legal advice, particularly in family and housing law. Watch our campaign video here.

Criminal defence fees: Concerns over the sustainability of the fragile criminal legal aid sector in England and Wales have forced us to prepare to launch a High Court challenge against cuts to criminal defence fees.
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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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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


Children Law Update, Tuesday 12 December 2017 Park Square Barristers, Leeds

CIL, Pitfalls and Triumphs, and how to avoid it, 15 January 2018, Kings Chambers, Leeds


VIEW North Eastern Circuit event listings
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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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