Tag Archives: Law Society – National

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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Controversial new road accident costs rules to remain as High Court action fails

The Law Society today said that it regretted the failure of a High Court action brought by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and Motor Accident Solicitors Society (MASS) against the Government, which sought to overturn its decision to … Continue reading

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Law Society welcomes proposed consumer protection for those making a will

. . But failure to regulate estate administration ‘risks consumers losing everything’ The oversight regulator of lawyers in England and Wales has recommended to Government that will writing activities should be regulated, in response to a long-running campaign by the … Continue reading

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