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BLS Criminal Law Committee responds to Sentencing Council consultation on sentencing guidelines for assault offences Birmingham Law Society’s Criminal Law Committee has responded to the Sentencing Council’s consultation on the revised definitive sentencing guidelines for assault offences. While the Committee’s response is supportive ...

September 9, 2020

BLS Private Client Committee respond to Non-contentious probate consultation The Ministry of Justice propose changing the non-contentious probate rules to make it mandatory for professional users (solicitors and other probate practitioners) to use the online process in making applications for ...

September 9, 2020

The Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) – by The Law Society The SQE has been in development since 2015, with multiple consultations in response to which the Law Society has consistently put forward the views of the profession on key issues. The SRA have now submitted their final ...

September 3, 2020

Important information about PII renewal from The Law Society Chair of the Law Society’s Professional Indemnity Insurance Committee Nick Gurney-Champion issues an important warning to solicitors: you should already be arranging new cover Most solicitors’ firms still renew their ...

August 28, 2020

BLS stands up against racial inequality Most of the world has been outraged by the death of George Floyd.  Sadly his death has highlighted ongoing injustices and inequalities that exist within communities. We express our condolences and sympathy with his ...

June 5, 2020

Cybersecurity: Are your incident management plans fit for purpose in the new normal? The new normal The way that the majority of us now work has changed beyond recognition in a few short weeks. IT departments have worked tirelessly to enable us to continue to do business, irrespective ...

June 4, 2020

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games are recruiting! Birmingham 2022 are looking for an experienced, commercially savvy and diplomatic new hire to join the Organising Committee (OC) as the Head of CEO’s Office. The role will support the CEO in a capacity similar to a ...

June 2, 2020

Spotlight on: Family Law Committee Birmingham Law Society has 14 professional committees, dealing with different areas of legal practice and/or areas of common interest to the profession. They are the engine room of the Society, undertaking work that ...

May 28, 2020

Changing Our Lives: Rights-based charity seeking pro bono support with understanding and application of the Human Rights Act and other relevant legislation (May 2020) Changing Our Lives is a rights-based organisation, that works alongside disabled people and people experiencing mental health difficulties, of all ages, as equal partners to find solutions to social injustice and health ...

May 26, 2020

Enhance Your Practice’s Marketing in Lockdown It is important everyone stays safe, but we shouldn’t shy away from talking about marketing during this time, after all the successful nature of your firm ensures your staff are paid and families are provided for going ...

May 22, 2020

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