|Law Society’s Special General Meeting |
From the Chief Executive
Special General Meeting
I hereby give you notice under Bye-Law 23(1) that a Special General Meeting of the members of the Law Society will be held at the Society’s Hall, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL (or, if required, such alternative …
|21st November 2013|
|Consultancy Agreements and the SRA|
Further to a few queries on Consultancy arrangements on our LinkedIn forum, Karen Purdy of SPG has today spoken with John Whitehouse at the SRA.
"The general guidance on these issues is set out in the SRA Framework Practice Rules 2011 and Freedom of Practice.
Firstly there …
|15th November 2013|
|Updating SPG Database|
Dear Sole Practitioner
The Solicitor Sole Practitioners Group (SPG) are updating our database and wish to ensure that we are able to contact all our members with details of events, activities and matters of interest to SPs. To enable us to make sure that our database is up …
|6th November 2013|
|Forms for setting up as an SP (not RSP1 any more)|
The RSP1 application no longer exists and has been replaced by a new, generic one – see http://www.sra.org.uk/solicitors/firm-based-authorisation/forms-guidance.pagem
We have been in touch with the SRA, as there are still (broken) links to the defunct form and they are fixing this now. Hopefully budding SPs read …
|25th October 2013|
|Remember to do your PC renewals by the end of October!|
I don't know about you, but I found the online process through MySRA worked relatively smoothly this year. There are a few known issues (for example, my submission kept having the turnover figure doubled when viewing the summary), but the application system seems to be operating fairly successfully. Karen
|18th October 2013|
|SPG Regional Workshops: “Breaches....to report or not report....that is the question.”|
In light of both the ongoing challenges of meeting our regulatory duties as COLP and COFA and the forthcoming PC Renewal process, SPG is running two more regional workshops on Monday 21st October 2013 in Bristol and Thursday 24th October 2013 in Birmingham, each entitled “Breaches....to report or not report....that …
|8th October 2013|
|PI renewal problems?|
Legal Futures have reported that the PI renewal situation is happily not as bad as had been feared. (See their article
However, if you are an SP needing assistance, please don't hesitate to get in touch with SPG's PI Committee and we will try to assist …
|4th October 2013|
|PI Update; "Left at the altar by Mr Unrated"|
A PI article by Clive Sutton on Solicitors Journal.
|16th September 2013|
The prices stated exclude VAT (so that needs to be added on to your fee payable). Apologies for any inconvenience.
In light of both the ongoing challenges of meeting our regulatory duties as COLP and COFA and the forthcoming PC Renewal process, SPG …
|5th September 2013|
|The 2013/2014 Professional Indemnity Renewal Season|
Clive has reviewed this renewal season and hopefully this will be of some assistance to those of you who have not already renewed your PI. If you do encounter difficulties with PI renewals, please don't hesitate to contact Clive, Julian or myself as SPG's PI Committee.
"The Sole Practitioners …
|5th September 2013|
|Guidance on PC renewals procedure from the SRA|
Page 2 of the pdf downloadable "Readiness Timetable" from section 12 of that site is helpful. SPs need to ensure that they (or someone in their firm) is set up as the Organisation Contact to "ORC" and Authorised Signatory to "AUS" and that various information on client accounts …
|4th September 2013|
|Update from Prime Professions on PI insurance renewal|
As reported in The Gazette on 12th August, Two insurers which together account for almost a quarter of the solicitors’ professional indemnity insurance market are making significant cuts to their books for the 2013 renewal.
XL, which was the biggest PII provider in the market last year with a …
|22nd August 2013|
|Guide to setting up Solo now available|
A (hopefully!) useful guide for those considering setting up as an SP is on the Business of Law blog and the document will also be available for download from this website’s KnowHow section.
Any comments, additional points of guidance for new SPs are always useful, …
|2nd August 2013|
|Financial stability of regulated entities - Request for information|
To Presidents of local Law Societies,
You will be aware from recent media coverage and other SRA communications that we are currently carrying out an exercise to help us understand which firms may be experiencing, or are at risk of experiencing, financial difficulties.
The prevailing economic …
|30th July 2013|
|Have you checked your turnover figure for the SRA?|
In order to ensure that your renewal fee is calculated correctly, you need to check that the figure held by the SRA is correct by going to MySRA. If you need to update it, you have to do so in writing by Friday 5 July 2013.
More info on …
|28th June 2013|
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