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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
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).

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
PII advice
The 2014 Professional Indemnity Insurance Renewal Round.

No doubt we have all been enjoying the summer weather and our enjoyment is now interrupted by a blizzard of emails, literature, telephone calls and other approaches from professional indemnity insurance brokers.

What to do and how to do it to avoid being driven mad …
28th August 2014
Article featured in Legal Abacus Magazine
Please click here for more information.
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.


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:
19th May 2014
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