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Legal services firm nominated

Legal supply firm X-Press Legal Services has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Franchisor of the Year Awards 2009, organised by the British Franchise Association and sponsored by Express Newspapers and HSBC.

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 June 2009 09:39


Law Society to carry out legal aid review

To mark the 60th anniversary of legal aid, the Law Society is conducting a review into the provision of publicly-funded criminal and civil legal services in England and Wales.

Last Updated on Friday, 12 June 2009 16:53


First corporate manslaughter charge

The first prosecution under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 will begin on 17 June, at Stroud Magistrates Court, against Cotswold Geotechnical Holdings Ltd.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 May 2009 11:34


Law Society asks: Have you checked the sanctions list?

The UK government imposes financial restrictions on persons and entities as part of its domestic counter-terrorism regime, as well as those persons proscribed by the United Nations and/or European Union. However, in a recent Law Society survey, 48% of respondents said that they did not check their clients against those sanctions lists.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 July 2009 15:00


Corporate legal work: report calls for changes in regulation

 Major change is needed in the way corporate legal work is regulated, according to an independent report published on 26 March. The report follows a review carried out by Nick Smedley, formerly a senior civil servant in the Ministry of Justice, who was commissioned to undertake the work by the Law Society.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 March 2009 10:46