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10th August 2014
SPG wants to hear from you!

It was great to meet with members at the recent conference and at LegalEx – we love getting feedback from you! SPG wants to hear from sole practitioners – what are we doing right, what are we getting wrong & how can we help you?

2nd July 2014
Law Society calls for criminal investigation of Wonga
The Law Society has asked the Metropolitan Police to investigate Wonga over misleading debt collection practices.

See http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/news/press-releases/law-society-calls-for-criminal-investigation-of-wonga/

2nd July 2014
SPG’s responses to 4 SRA Consultations
The SRA recently issued some consultations on key areas affecting SPs.

SPG usually submit responses on your behalf, to represent the position of SPs, and have done so again in this case and you can read our responses here:

1. Response re professional …
23rd June 2014
4 key consultations to respond to

The SRA has issued some consultations on key areas affecting SPs.

We will be submitting responses on your behalf, to represent the position of SPs, but we urge you to also let the SRA your views by responding to the Consultations.

The four consultations are …

11th June 2014
Web photos from SPG conference
Click on the link to see the photos from this year's sspg Conference:

http://www.rodwhitephotography.co.uk/SPG2014
19th May 2014
Virus email - Solicitors from Hell
A new scam email purportedly from Solicitors from Hell is doing the rounds. Please do not open it - it contains a virus.
12th May 2014
LSB Consultation on Sole Practice
The LSB are proposing to create the concept of “‘recognised sole solicitors’ practices” who would be subject to the same type of authorisation and ongoing supervision process as recognised bodies and ABS.

For more information, please read here.
1st May 2014
Outstanding speakers and CPD relevant for SPs - BOOK SPG's Conference now!

Our 19th Annual Conference will be held from 16th – 18th May 2014 at the Portsmouth Marriott Hotel and promises to be a fun and informative weekend. Our welcome evening on Friday 16th May 2014 will be a hog roast buffet and barn dance.

The business programme will provide delegates with …

8th April 2014
Scam emails
A new email is going out, purporting to be from the Law Society.

The Law Society is warning firms to be vigilant after it was discovered solicitors were receiving scam (phishing) emails from an account claiming to be the Law Society.

They say:

Solicitors' firms have reported the …

19th March 2014
SPG Facilitate Will Search for its members and their clients
The Sole Practitioners Group are pleased to announce that in conjunction with Certainty, through an SPG dedicated portal www.certainty.org.uk/spg, our members can now access a national Will search service for registered and ‘unregistered’ Wills Finding a Will following a death is one of the first tasks people face. …
17th March 2014
Update on Criminal Legal Aid
Please note the London Road Shows on 13 and 14 March.

SPG Council Member, Lubna Shuja, asks you to feedback your views to the email from Law Society President, Nick Fluck.

Please see his email below.

"Dear Colleague

On Monday 3 March and Tuesday 4 …

11th March 2014
SPG response to the SRA CONSULTATION ‘TRAINING FOR TOMORROW: REGULATION REVIEW’

The SRA has produced a Policy Statement ‘Training for Tomorrow’ in response to the Legal Education Training Review Report published in July 2013. To read the policy statement in full please click here.

It maps out how the SRA intend adapting the education and training regime for practising and …

28th February 2014
TIME IS RUNNING OUT: BOOK NOW FOR THE SPG 19TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE 16TH-18TH MAY 2014 PORTSMOUTH

Dear Member

Welcome to the SPG newletter, which brings you the latest information about the work of SPG and forthcoming events.

BOOK NOW FOR THE SPG 19TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE 16TH-18TH MAY 2014 PORTSMOUTH

Our 19th Annual Conference will be held from 16th – 18th May 2014 at the Portsmouth Marriott Hotel and …

28th February 2014
Criminal Legal Aid cuts confirmed
URGENT LAW SOCIETY PRESENTATIONS ON CHANGES TO CRIMINAL LEGAL AID ANNOUNCED BY MINISTRY OF JUSTICE

The Law Society are hosting two presentations on 3rd and 4th March 2014 from 5pm – 7pm, presented by Richard Miller, Law Society Head of Legal Aid, to deal with the Law Society’s position and where they expect things to go from here. If you wish to attend you …

28th February 2014
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