4th October - Law News

2474th Edition: LawNewsIndex is a UK based news & legal articles archive focusing on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Legislation, Legal Ethics, Human Rights & Social Justice issues.

Today's Video Focus: In Birmingham, there's only really one question in the air. Will the disagreements on how the UK removes itself from the EU tear the party apart? The Chancellor, the Brexit Secretary and the Scottish party leader have all appealed for dissenters to get on board with the Prime Minister's Chequers plan. But judging by the mood at numerous fringe meetings, they're going to have their work cut out.

Focus of the Day Article:
Law firms face a tight turnaround to publish price and service information for consumers and small businesses, the Law Society of England and Wales has warned after the Solicitors Regulation Authority published guidance on regulations coming into force in December. ’Many firms that provide legal services to consumers and small businesses will be required to act quickly to comply with these new rules,’ Society president Christina Blacklaws said. Given the short time some firms have to cover a lot of ground – and the uncertainty surrounding what adjustments they may have to make for Brexit – we’d encourage the SRA to take a light approach to enforcement in the first months.’

Saturday Conversations on Law