Month: June 2021


Lawrence Stephens launches family law practice

Leading commercial law firm Lawrence Stephens has expanded its offering to meet growing demand from clients requiring family law expertise. The newly created department will provide advice and services on a full range of family law matters including international and domestic divorces; dissolution of civil partnerships; pre-and post-nuptial agreements; financial claims and settlements; cohabitation agreements; […]Read More


Simpson Millar bolsters Court of Protection team with new appointment

Leading consumer law firm Simpson Millar has further solidified its commitment to building a national network of specialists to act on behalf of its clients with another Court of Protection appointment Joining as an Associate Solicitor, Kayleigh Smith will oversee the day-to-day management of property, investments, welfare benefits, vehicle requirements, therapy and employment of carers […]Read More


Solicitors’ leader welcomed SRA’s diverse draft business plan and budget

Solicitors’ leaders today welcomed the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) draft 2021-2022 business plan and budget, which will focus on anti-money laundering (AML), diversity, inclusion, technology and innovation. Law Society of England and Wales president I. Stephanie Boyce said: “We are pleased to see the SRA prioritising its work and resources on its core regulatory function […]Read More


Maguire family law announce new appointment

Leading divorce and family law firm, Maguire Family Law, has appointed Olivia Barry as its latest Associate Solicitor, as it looks to expand its growing team. Olivia joins Maguire Family Law, having previously worked at the national specialist family law firm, Stowe Family Law LLP, for three years. She obtained her law degree from Keele […]Read More


LSB consults of new processes for changing regulatory arrangements

The Legal Services Board (LSB) has launched a consultation on proposed new rules and guidance for alterations to regulatory arrangements. One of the oversight regulator’s core statutory functions is assessing applications from regulatory bodies to alter their regulatory arrangements. The process for this has not been substantially reviewed since 2010.Following engagement with the approved regulators […]Read More