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Law Society

the body that both regulates and controls solicitors in England. It was constituted by royal charter in 1845. It is responsible for the legal education of solicitors, issuing practising certificates and preserving minimum standards of behaviour. It deals with discipline. It also administers the guarantee fund for the benefit of the public. It administers a complaints system.
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Now the Law Society is urging its members to get involved calling IFB "an unrivalled opportunity to connect UK businesses into international markets".
All Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme firms are required to go through rigorous examination and testing to demonstrate that they have a high level of knowledge, skills, experience and practice.
Grace Babihuga, executive director of the Ugandan Law Society, sat at the top table for the dinner, which was attended by more than 150 people.
The awards were presented at the Tees Valley Law Society's autumn social event last week at Capaldi's in Middlesbrough.
Fiona Woolf, who is a former president of the Law Society of England and Wales, met with solicitors and officials at the society to find what life is like at the "coal face".
The statistic was revealed as the Law Society of Scotland looked at the possibility of creating a new group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender - LGBT - members.
The Law Society of England and Wales and Birmingham Law Society have now joined forces to assemble a pool of Birmingham-based law firms who will be available to take on the work and complete the transactions without delay or inconvenience to the clients.
Fflur Jones, of Cardiff commercial law firm Darwin Gray, won the Law Society's Young Lawyer Pro Bono Award for small firms at a ceremony in London.
She said it was a real coup for the region to have attracted the Law Society to the area.
Urging the government to abandon its proposed changes to the system, Vern Krishna, Treasurer of the Law Society, cautioned that public defender systems in other jurisdictions, including the U.S., have experienced "spiralling costs and over-burdened lawyers with unmanageable caseloads" which "result in tragic miscarriages of justice."
Contact Age Concern on 0800 00 99 66, the Law Society on 0171 242 1222, (www.lawsoc.org.uk) and the Law Society of Scotland on 0131 226 7411 (www.lawscot.org.uk)
THE Warwickshire Law Society is holding a road show on Thursday to give members a chance to meet the group's first woman president.

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