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Succession planning for law firms

Succession planning is vital to maintain the stability and success of your legal firm – ensuring that your clients and the wider firm are taken care of should you decide to retire or if you are suddenly incapable of running the practice. Read More

Over 400 freelance solicitors now regulated by Solicitors Regulation Authority following introduction of new rules and standards

More than 400 freelance solicitors are now regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) following the introduction of new rules in 2019.

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Conveyancers brace for busy festive period as homebuyers push for move before Stamp Duty holiday deadline

Moving to a new house before the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) holiday ends is now unlikely, the Law Society has warned conveyancers. Read More

Solicitors and investors losing “unbelievable” sums of money through dubious investment schemes, SRA warns

Dubious investment schemes are resulting in a “huge number of claims” to the Solicitors Compensation Fund, it has been warned. Read More

Solicitors warned of “likelihood” of negative interest rates

Solicitors have been advised to inform clients about the “likelihood” of negative interest rates and the implications to money held in client accounts. Read More

Law firms to benefit from cash flow boost after coronavirus loan scheme changes

Law firms who have used the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) or Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) could extend the terms of their loan to ease cash flow worries, the Law Society for England and Wales has suggested. Read More

Could the Government introduce a Stamp Duty holiday?

Following a series of decisions made to help alleviate the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, there is now the potential for a stamp duty land tax (SDLT) holiday in a bid to boost the property market. Read More

Law Society publishes business survival toolkit

The Law Society for England and Wales has launched a business continuity survival kit for law firms affected by Covid-19. Read More

Law Society issues new VAT practice note for solicitors

The Law Society has published brand new VAT guidance after a landmark case ruled that a solicitors firm had misinterpreted VAT legislation on disbursements. Read More

Pre-Brexit Property Rush

New figures have revealed that between the second and third quarters of 2019 property transactions have increased by 14 per cent. Read More

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