The Chichester and District Law Society year 2012

As I prepare to chair the final committee meeting of the year, I cannot quite believe how fast the year has gone by. It has been an eventful year. Over the course of the last twelve months, a lot has been achieved. At the start of the year, we held a very successful annual dinner […]

Proposed change to membership criteria of the Society

At our committee meeting on 11th September 2012, it was agreed that we would to put forward proposals for opening up the membership of the Society to our members. In light of the changes to the profession brought about by the introduction of alternative business structures, it was felt appropriate that the membership of the […]

Private Client Sub-Committee Inaugural Meeting/Drinks Evening 21 November 2012

Private Client Sub-Committee Inaugural Meeting/Drinks Evening The Society is setting up a Private Client Sub-Committee to provide a forum for members working in Private Client to meet and discuss relevant issues. The Society invites all members working in Private Client to a drinks evening at “Vintage” (previously known as No.12) 12-14 Westgate, Chichester, PO19 3EU […]

The Local Law Societies Conference – hear the Law Society President speak in Sussex

Following the success of our first conference in 2011, the Law Societies of Sussex and West Kent invite you to register for Conference 2012. This is a rare opportunity to listen, learn and question those at the highest levels on all the live issues affecting solicitors, their firms and the wider legal profession. This is […]

Elderly Client 2012 Update (5 hours’ CPD) 2 October 2012

Elderly Client Update 2012 (5 CPD hours) 2 October 2012 This course covers recent case law, new and pending legislation. Advice for elderly clients is a rapidly changing area of expertise and covers a wide range of subjects including rapidly changing case law, property, LPAs, Court of Protection, care funding (Local Authority and NHS) and […]

Conveyancing Update 2012 – 22 October 2012 (5 hours’ CPD)

Conveyancing Update 2012 (5 CPD hours) 22 October 2012 This course has become widely regarded as being ‘unmissable’ by the many conveyancers who attend year-in and year-out. This essential update for all residential property practitioners includes the topics listed below, together with an analysis of the implications for practice. In each case a brief review […]

President’s news – New Conveyancing sub-committee

At the first main committee meeting of the year on 18th January 2012, a lot of discussion took place in relation to developments in the conveyancing field. HSBC have recently announced that their mortgage work will only be undertaken by solicitors on a panel which is limited to 43 firms across the country. Members of […]

Challenge to Justice – The Legal Aid Cuts

Amongst the media coverage about public sector spending cuts, one item that has received relatively little attention has been cuts to the legal aid and court service budgets. These cuts are a major source of concern, not least as a result of the very serious impact they are likely to have on the most vulnerable […]

Law Society call to action on HSBC panel

We are supporting the Law Society campaign and joining in with the lobbying that is going on around the country on this issue. We are encouraging members to support the campaign by asking clients who are affected to complete this evidence form to collate the information and feed this into the Law Society at consumer.choice@lawsociety.org.uk  For […]

SRA starts survey of solicitors on CPD

We have been informed that the Solicitors Regulation Authority has commissioned Nottingham Law School, part of Nottingham Trent University, to undertake research supporting the Review of Solicitors Continuous Professional Development.  We have been contacted by Nottingham Trent University and asked to forward this information to our members.   An important element of the research is to gather information relating to […]