Jennifer van Deursen


SQE is coming…six month warning

The six-month countdown has begun until the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) introduces a new route to qualifying as a solicitor – the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE). There will be a gradual transition to the new system, but solicitors need to get up to speed on the changes that are coming. From September 2021, aspiring solicitors […]Read More


Law Society Awards now open!

The Law Society Awards 2021 are now open for entries with 20 categories to choose from, covering individual, team and firm awards. “After an extraordinary year, it has never been more important to celebrate the outstanding work of our profession,” said Law Society of England and Wales president I. Stephanie Boyce. “Solicitors play a vital […]Read More


Law Society welcome Family mediation vouchers

News the government is investing £1 million in a voucher scheme to help families resolve legal issues outside of court was welcomed by the Law Society of England and Wales. Law Society president I. Stephanie Boyce said: “We welcome the government’s new family mediation voucher scheme and the continued commitment to helping minimise conflict between […]Read More


Book your place on the Resolution Conference now

The Resolution National Conference is taking place from Monday 17th May – Friday 21st May 2021, taking over the virtual stage to provide practitioners with networking opportunities, workshops and information fron key note speakers. The advantage of having a virtual event, means practitioners can ‘build their own event’ that fits in with the topics they […]Read More


LSB rally call to put consumers at heart of legal

The Legal Services Board (LSB) launched a consumer-focussed strategy for legal services in England and Wales, and called for collaboration to reshape legal services to better meet society’s needs. The ambitious ten-year strategy reflects that the significant challenges facing the legal services sector can only be tackled by people and organisations working together to pursue […]Read More


Intercountry adoption: exception requests

The Department for Education (DfE) has published information about exception requests to adopt children from countries with special restrictions. The guidance is aimed at prospective adopters and outlines the Department for Education’s process for handling exception requests to adopt children from countries where special restrictions are in place. The information reflects and expands on the […]Read More