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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Criminal Legal Aid Consultation

The MOJ is consulting on the response to the Independent Review on Criminal Legal Aid and is not matching the urgent call for emergency funding levels reccommended . We need all Solicitors to respond urgently to the consultation before 7th June

Practising Certificate Fee Consultation and The Law Society 3 year Plan

The Law Society Needs your urgent input into its consultation over the Practising Fee and its future direciton of travel . Have your say before the deadline of 27th May 2022

 

Latest Newsletter from the Yorkshire Union

September 2021

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SRA Agree to Delay Closure of SIF 

Following the consultation on closure of SIF and the series of consultation meetings held including one arranged by the Yorkshire Union with Council Members David Barraclough and Mark Newby - the SRA have now announced that they will delay closure until September 2023 and continue to work with stakeholders to explore options to protect consumers

This is great news and shows how a united front from the Profession demonstrating the consequences for the public counts and has helped the SRA make a sensible decision

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