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SPG “Growing your Practice” Conference
MEDIA RELEASE

On behalf of SPG – The Sole Practitioners Group

7th April 2015

SPG “GROWING YOUR PRACTICE” CONFERENCE

Sole Practitioners Group rebrands


Solicitors Sole Practitioners Group (“SPG”), the professional body of Sole Practitioners in England and Wales, will use its 20th …
13th April 2015
Notice of AGM 2015
To read the Notice for the 2015 AGM, please here.
4th April 2015
SPG 2015 Conference Programme
The Programme for this year's Conference is now available here.
4th April 2015
Response of the Solicitor Sole Practitioners Group to the SRA Small Firms Discussion Paper
Please click on the link to read the response of the Solicitor Sole Practitioners Group to the SRA Small Firms Discussion Paper.
6th March 2015
Response of the Solicitor Sole Practitioners Group to the SRA Consultation on The Separate Business Rule
Please click on the link to read the response of the Solicitor Sole Practitioners Group to the SRA Consultation on The Separate Business Rule.
6th March 2015
Response of the Solicitor Sole Practitioners Group to the Lsb Consultation on the Draft Strategic Plan 2015-2018 and Business Plan 2015/2016
Please click on the link to read the response of the Solicitor Sole Practitioners Group to the Lsb Consultation on the Draft Strategic Plan 2015-2018 and Business Plan 2015/2016.
6th March 2015
Response of The Solicitor Sole Practitioners Group to the Legal Ombudsman Consultation on the Draft Strategy and Budget 2015-2017
Please click on the link to read the response of The Solicitor Sole Practitioners Group to the Legal Ombudsman Consultation on the Draft Strategy and Budget 2015-2017.
6th March 2015
URGENT - Law Society gathering evidence about increase in Court Fees
Please respond by 5pm Monday 9 February 2015 to the Law Society or after that date to your MP

A message from Lubna Shuja, Law Society Council Member:

"As many of you will be aware the government is planning to increase court fees in civil cases. We must …

8th February 2015
Post & DX to Land Registry
Hopefully you received this update from the Land Registry regarding where to send applications.

I called them today, as I wondered if "the closest office" (as they refer to in brackets within the address) was: - the one nearest to us or - the one closest to the …

19th January 2015
SRA email re Extended Notice Period
It seems that many firms have received an email from the SRA advising them that they are in the extended Notice Period, due to their failure to have PI insurance in place. For many firms, it seems that this is not the case, but perhaps their insurance period is no …
31st October 2014
Website re-design
SPG is re-designing and developing its website. Invitations to tender for this contract will close on Wednesday 5 November 2014 at 17:00pm. If you are interested in tendering and would like further details, please contact info@spg.uk.com.
31st October 2014
Law Society President, Andrew Caplen, to take part in sponsored walk raising funds for The Access To Justice Foundation
For more information, please click here.
27th October 2014
Ministry of Justice Consultation on Otterburn & Kpmg Reports Sole Practitioners Group Response
This is the response of the Sole Practitioner’s Group to the Ministry of Justice’s (MOJ) Consultation about the findings of Otterburn Legal Consulting (Otterburn) and KPMG, published in February 2014, on its proposals in respect of Criminal Legal Aid Contracts and, in particular, its decision as to the number of …
20th October 2014
Tool to assist members responding to MoJ Criminal LA Tender Consultation
The link below is to assist in responding to the MOJ consultation on Criminal Legal Aid Tender Contracts.

It is guidance from the London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association (LCCSA) and Criminal Law Solicitors Association (CLSA).

https://www.lccsa.org.uk/transforming-legal-aid-crime-duty-contracts-consultation/

3rd October 2014
Structural Integrity - Sole Practitioner, LLP, LDP or ABS?
This guide is designed to give you the options for setting up an independent law firm. It’s been written by Karen Purdy of the Sole Practitioners Group – an experienced sole practitioner herself.

It’s the second in our series from the SPG giving tips to firms just …
9th September 2014
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