• WLLS President's Speech Jan 2018
    • 197 kB
  • Response to SRA Consultation of Klearchos Kyriakides
    • 507 kB
  • Law Society Council Summary July 2017
    • 106 kB
  • Law Society CEO report to Council July 2017
    • 476 kB
  • LS December Newsletter
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December 2017: response to SRA Consultation of Committee Member Klearchos Kyriakides

  • For anyone planning to respond to the consultation we have attached the personal submissions of Committee Member Klearchos Kyriakides in the Newsletter section above. Klearchos' concise submissions make interesting reading.



December 2017: Law Society President Joe Egan's call to action

  1. SRA consultations – ‘Looking to the Future’

If you have views on the consultations and would like to support us in our lobbying, please email us. The deadline for responses to both consultations is 20 December. Please encourage your members to respond.

> See an overview of the SRA proposals (PDF)

> See the Law Society responses


  1. Judicial Review – Important news for crime practitioners

Concerns over the sustainability of the fragile criminal legal aid sector in England and Wales have forced the Law Society to prepare to launch a High Court challenge against cuts to criminal defence fees.

We invite you to circulate our press release to any crime practitioners within your membership.


  1. Early Advice Campaign.

We want legal aid to be re-introduced for early legal advice, particularly in family and housing law. Our early advice campaign launched last week. Information can be found here and we would welcome you to embed our animation into your websites here.


  1. Social Mobility Ambassadors 2017 Launch

We launched our 2017 intake of social mobility ambassadors this week here. If you are considering delivering something in your region on diversity and inclusion and would like us to contribute please contact us.


  1. Women in leadership in the law

We are launching a programme of work in 2018 which aims to achieve equality for women in leadership roles within the legal profession. We need to collect vital data from the membership before the end of the calendar year.  We would be delighted if you could promote our survey with your members. We are casting our net far and wide, so all men and women in legal businesses are invited to respond.


  1. Money Laundering Reporting Officer Events January 2018 – Free of Charge

Develop a better understanding of the Money Laundering Regulations 2017 and how to stay compliant.

These seminars are designed to keep MLROs up to date with the latest trends and developments whilst facilitating discussions between local law practices about the challenges of anti-money laundering (AML) compliance and enabling the sharing of good practice.

You will find further information on our website for events we are running:

London                            Thurs 18 Jan 2018 

Location:    The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL   


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Crisis at Christmas

We are pleased to announce that we raised £504 in the raffle prize draw at our Christmas Party. Could we thank all members and their colleagues for coming along to this very successful event and helping us to raise this money. The money went to Crisis at Christmas who sent us the following message:


Visit our website



Thank you for your donation.....During Crisis at Christmas, our guests receive so much more than a hot meal and good company, they get the best support, housing and job advice, services and entertainment we can find, plus they get to find out about Crisis year-round services, bringing hope for a better year ahead.

When the centres close, most will be inspired to see the New Year in a positive way, sure that there are people like you and Crisis to help them transform their lives.

After Christmas, we'll send you our newsletter to tell you all about Crisis at Christmas 2016.

Thank you so much,

Karen Hardy
Supporter Services Manager
Phone - 08000 38 48 38
Email -

Other Documents

  • WLLS Draft Programme 2017
    • 14 kB