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SRA asks public for views on regulating solicitors who breach professional standards

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has launched a campaign to give the public an opportunity to say what kinds of action should be taken against solicitors whose conduct breaks the rules on professional standards.


Law and business: commercial news round-up 01.10.15

As we head off to our first-ever LCN Lunch Club with representatives from student law societies, we imagine that many of the clued-up attendees are aware that good lawyers are more than just legal advisers – they are also business advisers, who must understand their clients’ concerns and motivations.


Plans to increase civil court fees would be bad for the City, warn commercial lawyers

Any government decision to impose further increases to civil court fees would result in far more money lost in tax revenues generated by legal work than would be raised by court fees, according to City solicitors and barristers. 


London chancery set 11 Stone Buildings to dissolve

Top London chambers 11 Stone Buildings (11SB) has announced that it is to dissolve.


Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn asks shadow justice team to review government’s legal aid cuts

The Labour party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has asked his shadow justice team to “immediately” review the government’s cuts to legal aid.


Law and business: commercial news round-up 24.09.15

There’s only one story this week: VW. Things have gone badly wrong for the global automotive giant, as it admits that it “totally screwed up” and heads start to roll.


BPP to provide Legal Trailblazer apprenticeships from September 2016

BPP University Law School will be providing the Legal Trailblazer apprenticeship from September 2016.


Diversity access scheme awardees announced

The 11 awardees of this year’s Law Society Diversity Access Scheme (DAS) have been announced.


SRA’s proposed changes to solicitor qualification could disadvantage less privileged candidates

Changes to the solicitors profession’s entry requirements could place less well-off candidates at a disadvantage and damage equality in the legal profession, the Law Society has warned.


Clyde & Co to merge with leading Scottish firm Simpson & Marwick

Clyde & Co is to merge with one of Scotland’s largest firms, Simpson & Marwick.

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