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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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Celebrating 100 Years of Women in Law

Leeds Law Society celebrates 100 years of women in the law. Our President Emma Pearmaine is MD of a West Yorkshire practice based in Leeds and Huddersfield.

In 1922 Huddersfield’s Mary Sykes became one of the first 4 female lawyers in England and Wales and opened her own practice in 1930 in what was described as ‘her rather independent manner’!
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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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