Category Archives: Consultations

SRA to proceed with SQE for Trainees

The SRA has announced that it will proceed with its proposals for a Single Qualifying Exam for New Solicitors . It looks like the full scheme will launch from 2020 and the SRA has take on board a number of concerns raised . It will start looking at changes to regulations required this year . There will be transitional arrangements

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Personal Injury Reform Update

The Government has decided to press ahead with most of its proposals . As a result the Small Claims Limit for motoring cases has been increased to £5000 depriving motorists and their passengers of legal advice in claims under this limit . The National Law Society responded as follows : A Law Society spokesperson said: “These changes will deprive motorists

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Competition and Markets Authority call for Price Transparency

The Competition and Markets Authority has now published its report into the Legal Profession and whilst it has declined to commence a full investigation it has called for greater price transparency . Recommendations include : A requirement on providers to display information on price, service, redress and regulatory status to help potential customers. This would include publishing pricing information for

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Consultation on Personal Injury Claims and Small Claims Deadline 6th January 2017

Members will be aware of a crucial consultation currently under way over restrictions to Personal Injury Work and changes to the small claims court access the consultation here : https://consult.justice.gov.uk/digital-communications/reforming-soft-tissue-injury-claims/  This includes measures to limit pain suffering and loss of amenities claims or remove them . Increase the small claims limit to £5000 removing the ability to recover legal costs and

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SRA Consultation on Single Qualifying Exam Update – Deadline 9th January 2017

The SRA Consultation  for a Single Qualification Exam closes on the 9th January 2017 . Doncaster Law Society is working with other Yorkshire Law Societies in the Yorkshire Union to file a response and your urgent input is required . To assist you we now attach the National Law Societies Response . the-law-societys-response-sqe-2 Please see below for our original post

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Meet with Lord Justice Briggs to discuss the Civil Justice Review – 14th March 2016 – Sheffield 5pm

On Monday 14th March at 5pm Solicitors and Fee Earners practising in the civil courts are invited to a special event at Sheffield Crown Court to meet with Lord Justice Briggs . This is unique opportunity to meet the author of the review and express your concerns of the review which includes a proposal for an on-line court . It

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