Professional Update 4 April 2013

4 April 2013

Law Society Council elections 2013

We’re looking for imaginative and energetic solicitors to stand in the upcoming Council elections to help drive the agenda for legal service provision and practice. There are 32 available seats in both geographical and non-geographical constituencies.
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Managing a bank account for someone else

A comprehensive framework for people who need to manage a bank or building society account on behalf of someone else has been produced by the Law Society, the British Bankers’ Association, the Building Societies Association, the Office of the Public Guardian and other partners.
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Model conditional fee agreement

On 27 March the Law Society published a new draft model conditional fee agreement. The model was drafted by an expert group of senior practitioners in the civil justice field, including a leading QC and was approved by the Law Society’s Civil Justice Committee. It provides general guidance adaptable to the circumstances of a particular client.
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Criminal law webinar

This webinar examines the implementation of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012. Other key areas to be covered include a review of the early decisions under the new law, bail provisions, the end of committals, identification by Facebook and continuing changes to the Criminal Procedure Rules.
Register by 16 April,16:00

Related event: Criminal law roadshows

Tribunal Procedure Committee: member vacancy

The Tribunal Procedure Committee is inviting applications from candidates with a legal background and understanding of the tribunals system, to join as a member.
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Help us improve our services

A random sample of members will soon receive a short web survey on the Law Society’s services. Your opinions are important to us so please complete the survey if you receive it, and help us meet your needs.

Training and events

Criminal Law Conference – 6 CPD hours

The Criminal Law Conference is a unique opportunity to learn about the latest changes to criminal practice, policy and law all in one place. Expert speakers present updates on legal aid tendering, working digitally in criminal practice, the future of advocacy and how to maximise legal aid costs.
Book today – 17 May

Annual Competition Law Conference – 7 CPD hours

This conference provides you with the most up-to-date coverage of all the major issues and developments in competition law. The conference is structured as six individual panel sessions, each focusing on merger control, competition law enforcement, market investigations and studies, competition law online, cartel enforcement and private actions.
Book today – 16 May
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Annual Private Client Section Conference – 6 CPD hours

This conference equips you with the latest thinking on private client work, with parallel workshops covering topics such as will drafting, court of protection, tax planning, contentious probate and international private client work. You will have the opportunity to explore business development opportunities and learn how to use social media effectively.
Book today – 5 July
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Making the most of your membership

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