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 .

Yorkshire Council Member News - The Latest Newsletter from the Yorkshire Council Members is available here . Each Edition is edited by a different Council Member and our first edition was created and edited by Mark Newby .

Access the June Edition Here : https://yorkshireunion.org.uk/?na=view&id=1

 

 

We have also issued a September Update which can be accessed here

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

You can also subscribe to posts as they happen by following the subscribe form at the bottom of the home page . We also circulate the latest news to our subscribers on a weekly basis .

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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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SRA Presentation

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

https://www.lawsociety.org.uk/topics/professional-indemnity-insurance/closure-of-sif

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Latest Edition of the Leeds & Yorkshire Lawyer - August 2021 

Please access the August 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