Helen Blog Post

Message from Helen Fitzsimons

I am delighted to be your President for the next 12 months. For those of you who do not know me…

Chichester Court Closures

Dear Members, As you will no doubt be aware, the Government has now announced its intention to close all three Courts at Chichester. This is due to commence in October 2016. This is extremely concerning to us all. As you may have seen in the Law Society Gazette we have been very vocal in our […]

President’s Blog – Autumn 2015

THE PRESIDENT’S BLOG – Autumn 2015 I will be handing over my position as President of Chichester & District Law Society to Maria Monan, my Vice President, on 20 November 2015. I therefore just wanted to first of all thank all the Chichester & District Law Society Committee for their help and support over this […]

CPD – updates to the new requirements

‘All solicitors and registered European lawyers (RELs) in legal practice or employment in England and Wales must comply with the SRA’s continuing professional development requirements or continuing competence requirements. The current CPD system is being replaced by the continuing competence requirements. Solicitors can choose to move to the new system as of 1 April 2015 […]

Court Closures in Chichester

You should have heard by now that the Ministry of Justice wish to close all three courts in Chichester, which includes the Crown, County and Magistrates Court. These court closures will affect firms across the Chichester District as well as our clients. The Law Society have launched a consultation into the court closures across the […]

President’s Blog – Summer 2015

As President of Chichester & District Law Society I have been kept extremely busy over the last few months since my last blog. Firstly, I attend the Worthing District Law Society Annual Dinner on 6 March. This was a lovely event hosted by Ian Macara at The Dome, Worthing. A very enjoyable evening was had […]

Chichester and District Law Society on LinkedIn

The Chichester and District Law Society have sent up a LinkedIn page to keep our members up to date with the society’s news and events. Please join our group and invite other colleagues and members to as well. LinkedIn page

School Mock Trials – May 2015

The Chichester and District Law Society were pleased to support the School Mock Trials recently held at Worthing Magistrates Court.

Write an Article for the Website

Dear Members, As you know, the Law Society has a fantastic website which we want you all to be able to contribute to. This year I want to encourage members to utilise the website by writing articles of interest. To encourage members in doing this the Law Society will be offering a prize to any […]

Criminal Legal Aid Cuts – proposed conference call

On 27 February 2014 and 6 March 2014 The Law Society held a conference call with local law societies to discuss the government’s legal aid annoucement in relation to the cuts to criminal legal aid. The reason for these conference calls was to ask local law socieities for their views on the Law Society’s activities over […]