Law Society Legal News Summary 03 September 2021

 Solicitors qualifying exam introduced 

Today's Wills & Probate reports on the introduction of the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE). 

Law Society president I. Stephanie Boyce said: "This new system has the potential to further the legal sector's desire to widen diversity and inclusion and positively affect social mobility." 

You can read our guidance here.

Nationality and Borders Bill 

BBC Parliament covered a Scottish Parliament discussion about the Nationality and Borders Bill which referenced the Law Society saying 'even the Law Society of England and Wales scarcely a band of dangerous radicals says that this bill would undermine access to justice and undermine the rule of law'.

New committee member appointed 

Today's Wills & Probate reports that the Institute of Legacy Management director, Blerta Clubb, has joined our wills and equity committee.

Also worth a read: 

  • Solicitors suspended – Legal Futures
  • New criminal offence for dognapping – BBC
  • Bar aptitude test not an 'effective filter' – Gazette
  • In-house lawyers back remote working – Roll on Friday


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