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Yorkshire Union hear from SRA and organisations helping deliver the new SQE
SRA Grant 12 month reprieve to SIF Closure
After intensive lobbying led by the Law Society the SRA announced today that its Board had concluded that the previous decision to close SIF was to be temporarily reversed for the next 12 months whilst all options were considered for the future .
The SRA recognised the changed enviroment and that the insurance market had "hardened " such that affordable cover was unlikely to be secured . In fact the Law Society pointed out that in fact there was no real alternative to SIF available in the market
The Law Society has recently produced an upto date guide which can be accessed here
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