Category Archives: Law Society – National

Law Society slams personal injury claims limit rise

The Law Society has criticised a government plan to raise the small claims limit for personal injury claims to £5,000 and stop compensation payments for road traffic ‘minor’ soft tissue injuries. Responding to the proposals Law Society President Jonathan Smithers … Continue reading

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Consumers remain at risk from cowboy will writers

The Law Society has reacted with disappointment to the Government’s decision not to regulate will writers. The Government’s decision, announced today, rejects advice from the Legal Services Board (LSB) based on evidence of dishonesty, incompetence and bad practice by unregulated … Continue reading

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Law Society calls for immediate release of Zimbabwe Law Soc President

The Law Society of England and Wales has called for the immediate release of Ms Beatrice Mtetwa, the president of the Zimbabwe Law Society. Prominent human rights lawyer Ms Mtetwa was arrested this weekend after she tried to make enquiries … Continue reading

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Law Society, Bar Council welcome Government legal services export drive

The Law Society, which represents solicitors in England and Wales, and the Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, have welcomed the Government’s action plan, UK Legal Services on the International Stage: Underpinning Growth and Stability. The plan, … Continue reading

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