CMA Report recognises solicitor progress in the regulated legal services market – but calls for more work to be done and measures to monitor unregulated providers

The Competition and Markets Authority has published its report on regulation and market transparency recognising the considerable progress made by the Profession . The Law Society noted that : The solicitor profession has made great advances in transparency, but risk of consumer harm continues in the unregulated sector, the Law Society of England and Wales said today, echoing findings of

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Law Society Stands Firm on Judicial Review

The Law Society has stood firm on the importance of Judicial Review in its submission to the Independent Review of Administrative Law chaired by Lord Faulks . It suggested 4 improvements would limit the need for citizens to need to resort to Judicial Review namely : Improve access to legal aid. Early legal advice would help improve evaluation of the merits

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David Barraclough Elected as Law Society Council Member

It has been announced that following a Local Law Society Nomination Process from the Member Associations of the Yorkshire Union , David Barraclough has been elected as a new Council Member representing Yorkshire at the Law Society . David replaces Chris Cole who retires at the Law Society AGM on 14th October with the thanks and appreciation of Yorkshire Members

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Yorkshire Union Workshop – Lockdown and Local Law Societies – 6th August 2020 1pm

The impact of the Covid 19 lockdown on the legal profession in Yorkshire has been profound and many of the local law societies in Yorkshire are to a greater or lesser extent struggling with the fallout. The Yorkshire Union of Law Societies has arranged to hold an informal Zoom workshop on Thursday 6th August at 1.00 pm to enable representatives

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Law in Practice webinar on Thursday 23rd July at 6.00 pm with Karl Turner MP Shadow Minister for Legal Aid

The Shadow Minister for Legal Aid, Karl Turner MP will be discussing the challenges for the justice system and access to justice. In 1949, Parliament passed the Legal Aid and Advice Act, providing free solicitor’s advice to those who were unable to pay.  Describing legal aid, Lord Beecham called it “one of the great pillars of the post-war welfare state”

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