Law Society Legal News Summary 06 September 2021

Find a Solicitor 

The Guardian mentions our Find a Solicitor search engine in an article about sorting your financial affairs. 

You can find the search here.

Commercial drainage and water search 

The Law Society and Drainage and Water Searches Network (DWSN) have launched an updated CON29DW enquiry which provides information for perspective homebuyers, such as whether a property is at risk of sewer flooding and if further development is feasible. This should help homebuyers make informed decisions about their property purchase, Today's Conveyancer picks up the story.

Solicitors Indemnity Fund 

The Gazette discusses Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII), citing a Law Society spokesperson speaking on the extension to the Solicitors Indemnity Fund (SIF). 

"In June, we welcomed the SRA's positive response to our lobbying for the life of SIF to be extended for a further 12 months, and we were pleased that they were taking into account concerns expressed by both the profession and consumers. We have conducted a series of member engagement meetings over the last few weeks, the findings of which will inform a submission to the SRA, which we hope will help shape the content of their consultation." 

Read our press release here.

Empty in Angel 

The Gazette reports on the success of 'Empty in Angel,' a play by policy adviser James Woolf. The story centres on a bicycle courier, her community, and their fight for rights in the gig economy. 

Tickets are still available at selected venues here.

Also worth a read: 

  • Backlash to proposal to increase National Insurance tax – Telegraph
  • Pupils return to school amid covid spike concern – BBC
  • Vaccine passports to start this month – BBC
  • UK faces two years of labour shortages – FT (£)
  • Taliban crushing last stronghold of resistance – Times (£) and BBC


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