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Past Presidents of Doncaster Law Society Inaugural Dinner

  Many of the Past Presidents gathered together recently for the inaugural Past President’s Dinner hosted by Current Law Society President Sarah Naylor . The guests, going around the table from left to right were:   Andrea Pashley Diane Parker Mark Appleyard James Sutherland John Roberts John Marshall Adrian Hattrell Mike Halliwell Don Bird Cedric Hennis Charles Godfrey Between all

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SRA Consult on Publication of Solicitors Fees , Complaints Data and New Freelance Solicitors

The SRA have announced a pivotal consultation which amongst other things proposes : A new Freelance Solicitor Category with lighter touch regulation Allowing Newly qualified solicitors to run a legal practice Proposals to require solicitors to publish their fees Requiring Solicitors to publish on their websites their complaint histories The proposals if fully implemented are likely to result in significant

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Doncaster Law Society AGM 2017 – 28th September – Guest Speaker RT Hon Dame Rosie Winterton MP

REMINDER – NOTICE OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF DONCASTER & DISTRICT LAW SOCIETY Thursday 28th September, Mercure Danum Hotel 12.30pm  Formal Notice is hereby given that the AGM of Doncaster and District Law Society is to be held at the Mercure Danum Hotel on Thursday 28th September 2017 from 12.30pm to 2.30pm.   A buffet lunch, to be served on

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Switalski’s Open Doncaster Office

One of Yorkshire’s leading law firms has opened a further two offices in Sheffield and Doncaster, giving it the largest high street presence of any other law firm in the county.  Switalskis Solicitors has 22 Directors and employs around 250 staff. Its new offices in Sheffield’s traditional legal quarter of Paradise Square, and the more modern setting of Lakeside in

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Law Society Launch Manifesto for successful govt

Those attending the law societies president and secretaries conference ( including Doncaster Law Society )  helped launch the Law Societies Manifesto for the General Election . Top five priorities include reinstatement of legal aid for early advice (particularly in housing and family), scrapping employment tribunal fees and enforcing the 2015 Modern Slavery Act. Regarding Brexit, the Society calls for negotiation

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Law Society Excellence Awards – Doncaster Fast Track Nominations

  The National Law Society is promoting its annual Excellence Awards and is accepting nominations now. Local Law Societies are encouraged to seek nominations from their membership and are given “passporting” rights to certain categories:   Solicitor of the Year (Private Practice) Solicitor of the Year (In-House) Solicitor-Advocate of the Year If you, or a member of your firm is

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Video Surveillance Analysis for High Value Personal Injury Claims – 18th May Training

Video Surveillance Analysis for High Value Personal Injury Claims Presented by Jeffrey Simm at Dontbewatched Ltd Thursday 18 May 11.00am – 12pm With registration from 10.45am The use of surveillance to prove or disprove honesty; Jeffrey Simm, expert surveillance operative from http://www.dontbewatched.com will cover: *   An industry insight into how the world of surveillance works *   The benefits and the

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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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