Government review success for Midlands criminal lawyers The collective voice of criminal lawyers in the Midlands has been heard loud and clear this week, with the publication of a damning government report on recent court reforms, informed by Birmingham Law Society. The ...

November 7, 2019

Response to Consultation on Assuring Advocacy Standards The Criminal Law Committee has contributed to Birmingham Law Society’s response to the SRA consultation on Assuring Advocacy Standards, published today.  The Committee’s chair, Matt O’Brien, comments: “The Committee ...

November 7, 2019

Forward Thinking – New journal from BCU’s School of Law Forward Thinking, the new journal created by Birmingham City University’s School of Law, showcases the excellent research collaborations between students and staff in the School of Law. The ability to conduct rigorous ...

October 14, 2019

All change at the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal There is yet another momentous change for the profession on 25 November 2019 – this time at the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (“the Tribunal”). The standard of proof will change from the criminal standard (beyond ...

October 14, 2019

Response to Consultation on Sentencing offenders with mental health conditions The Criminal Law committee has today published its response to the Sentencing Council Consultation on Overarching Principles: Sentencing Offenders with Mental Health Conditions or Disorders. The Committee’s Chair, Matt ...

July 9, 2019

Birmingham Law Society tackles the problem of women being ‘lost to the law’ Birmingham Law Society is launching three new initiatives to promote gender equality at senior levels of the profession in the region, by improving support for female lawyers and reducing their risk of leaving legal ...

July 8, 2019

Response to Consultation on Restricting exit payments in the public sector Negotiating an exit from the public sector needs to be clearly managed in view of monetary constraints. The Employment Law Committee have challenged some of the Government’s proposals to do so in order that they do not ...

July 8, 2019

Access to Justice to pursue rights threatened by costs proposals The Dispute Resolution Committee for the Birmingham Law Society have today submitted their response to the Government’s consultation on the implementation of Sir Rupert Jackson’s proposal to introduce fixed ...

June 11, 2019

NLJ PROFILE: Linden Thomas, Birmingham Law Society The youngest president in the history of Birmingham Law Society discusses the challenges that just keep coming. President of Birmingham Law Society Linden Thomas has been interviewed for the NewLawJournal. Click here to ...

May 24, 2019

CIVIC SOCIETY AWARDS HISTORY PLATE TO BIRMINGHAM LAW SOCIETY Birmingham Civic Society has awarded a History Plate to Birmingham Law Society in recognition of its longevity and status as one of the UK’s oldest law societies and for its work in serving and representing the legal ...

May 16, 2019

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