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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.

ELA’s employment law Counsel Instructions Monitoring Scheme

Gender Diversity at the Bar? Monitoring your firm’s instructions of Counsel…..please help

Please join ELA’s employment law Counsel Instructions Monitoring Scheme to help ELA to promote equitable briefing of counsel

Last year, ELA’s Management Committee ran a pilot scheme amongst ManCo firms to monitor their employment teams’ instructions of counsel by reference to gender. 
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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?

2 July 2018 – Letter to the Prime Minister put together by the Professional & Business Services Council
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Consultations

Family Division launches public and private law consultation

Ministry of Justice consultation – Assessing risk of harm to children and parents in private law children cases. Submission Deadline 19/08/2019


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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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