Welcome

Welcome to the Yorkshire Union of Law Societies website . We offer support and representation  and for our Societies and their Members who are Solicitors or Trainees across Yorkshire and Hull . Together we provide a strong voice for Yorkshire .

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Events

Our upcoming events including the Yorkshire Unions meetings and the activities of our member societies training and social

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National Support

Follow this link for a range of support and resources from the Law Society both National and also through our Council Members Team

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Consultations

We regularly seek our members views on important changes to practice  or the law . Please access the latest consultations here

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Latest Newsletter from the Yorkshire Union

September 2021

https://yorkshireunion.org.uk/?na=v&nk=2-76b15c5332&id=2

 

SRA Consult on future of SIF - with closure at risk

The SRA have now launched a formal consultation on the Solicitors Indemnity Fund and the clear direciton of travel appears to be towards a closure of the fund with a consequent risk to the public and all solicitors .

It is vital that all Solcitors respond to the consultation which can be found here https://www.sra.org.uk/sra/consultations/consultation-listing/solicitors-indemnity-fund/

The deadline for responses is 15th February 2022

The Law Society has produced key resources which can be found here https://www.lawsociety.org.uk/en/topics/professional-indemnity-insurance/closure-of-sif

This includes a vital fact sheet which will help you formulate your consultation response .

Latest Edition of the Leeds & Yorkshire Lawyer - December 2021 

Please access the December Edition of the Leeds & Yorkshire lawyer

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Current Themes for Members

Guidance and Support on Diversion and Inclusion issues

All the latest as the SRA SQE system is now implemented

Law Society Governance and the Reform of the Council

All the Latest from the Independent Legal Aid Review together with guidance on Criminal Justice Issues

Civil Justice Reform and Consultations including changes to the Personal Injury Market

Regulation Guidance including current themes with the SRA

The latest guidance and training for firms on how to deal with money laundering

The latest offerings from the Law Society on professional training and development