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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
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.

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
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