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How separating parents can come together to put children’s wellbeing first Children’s needs are often overlooked when parents communication has broken down and in conflict. Divorce or separation is a confusing and stressful process for everyone but children have no control over what is ...

November 26, 2020

Birmingham Law Society recognises Lodders lawyer’s fifty-year landmark In recognition of 50-years in the legal profession, Birmingham Law Society has presented Michael Orlik of regional law firm Lodders, with a special award. Michael was admitted as a solicitor in October 1970, and has ...

November 23, 2020

Changing jobs during a pandemic – shared learning from four Birmingham solicitors The Birmingham legal sector is a close-knit community and after several years working in the sector and moving firms, you’ll inevitably come across people you know and ex-colleagues. Changing roles in law is an accepted ...

November 6, 2020

Birmingham lawyers call for clarity as Tier 3 lockdown looms Birmingham lawyers are urging the Government and local authorities to provide clear guidance to residents and businesses, as the city is poised to move into Tier 3 lockdown. The plea, from Birmingham Law Society which ...

October 30, 2020

BLS Dispute Resolution Committee responds to Independent Review of Administrative Law The Independent Review of Administrative Law seeks to examine whether Judicial Review strikes the right balance between enabling affected citizens to challenge public bodies’ decisions and the need for effective ...

October 26, 2020

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

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