18/01/2021 - Our Symposium with the SRA on Mental Health & Wellbeing in the Profession is available to watch again here.
Watch again if you were unable to join us live on the day
Applications are welcome to join the CLLS Employment Law Committee. The return date is Friday 22nd January 2021.
Applications are welcome to join the CLLS Revenue Law Committee. The return date is Friday 22nd January 2021.
Message from CLLS Chair, Edward Sparrow to Member Firms
The City of London Law Society Commercial Law Committee - committee vacancies - return date Tuesday 15th December 2020
Applications are welcome to join the CLLS Regulatory Law Committee. The return date is Tuesday 15th December 2020.
JUSTICE launches report on urgent reform for major inquests and inquiries.
29/07/2020 - The impact of COVID 19 on the employment and training of disabled lawyers in England and Wales: opportunities for job-redesign and best practice
The purpose of the research is to collect and evaluate data about the experiences of disabled members of the solicitors’ profession during the coronavirus pandemic and identify lessons that can be learnt for future practice in the profession. The survey asks questions about the experiences of disabled people in the profession during lockdown and post-lockdown, with the objective of informing best practice for future potential lockdowns and to evidence aspects of remote working that could benefit disabled people in the profession in the long term. Data collected will contribute to a report and future publications.
Nominations open today - categories and more details here
26/03/2020 - Coronavirus and the law — issues that must not be forgotten - CLLS Chair comments in The Times
CLLS Chair speaks in today's Times on issues that must not be forgotten amid this crisis
Current vacancies on Law Society Committees
Applications are welcome for membership of the CLLS Energy Law Committee. The return date is close of business on Friday 3rd April.
Litigation Committee – Vacancies for membership of the Committee - return date - 13th March 2020
CMS Tribute to Robert Lane CBE, Chair of the CLLS Energy Committee
Vacancy on the Financial Law Committee. Applications are welcomed to fill a vacancy which has arisen on the Financial Law Committee. The closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 31st March
Banquet at Mansion House - 2nd March 2020 - Tickets now available
Court/Committee Dinner – Tuesday, 4th February 2020 Cutlers’ Hall, Warwick Lane, London. EC4M 7BR Happy New Year! We are pleased to invite you to the annual dinner for members of the Court, Liverymen, members of the City of London Law Society Committee & all members of the Specialist Committees of the City of London Law Society. Please find attached a copy of the invitation and return form. We very much hope that you are able to join us on the 4th February. Linzi James Clerk
Sienna Smallman and Kathryn Collar of Cleary Gottlieb win the 2019 Wig & Pen Prize for pro bono work
New members are welcome to apply for membership of the Insolvency Law Committee. Return date for applications is Wednesday 19th December 2019.
Applications are welcomed for membership of the CLLS specialist Land Law Committee. For further information, contact Jackie Newstead, Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org The closing date is Friday 22nd November 2019.
Booking form for Construction Law Committee Training Event - November 2019
CLLS launches 2019 Wig & Pen Prize for pro bono work
The CLLS has its own Linkedin page. Follow us to catch up on news affecting the legal profession in the City of London, responses to consultations, and notices, including those for new committee members.
The London International Disputes Week 2019, of which the CLLS is a Supporting Institution, takes place in the week of 7th -10th May 2019. Places are available, with some events and sessions already fully booked. Further details are at https://lidw.co.uk/
The Chancellor has presented his Spring Statement to Parliament.
Solicitors Qualifying Exam overview
The Training Committee has prepared a Toolkit designed to help City firms to prepare for the introduction of the SQE.
CLLS Chairman Edward Sparrow: ‘You need to attract solicitors to being judges’
City of London Corporation and Scottish Development International - London launch of Scottish Legal International (SLI) Wednesday the 28th of March, 18.00-20.00 The Livery Hall, Guildhall, Basinghall Street, London, EC2V 7HH
The CLLS has published its new Short Form Report on Title Fourth Edition 2018.
Key points from the Chancellor of the Exchequer's budget speech
10/11/2017 - Business Contract Terms Assignment of Receivables Regulations - letter to BEIS from FMLC
Business Contract Terms (Assignment of Receivables) Regulations - letter to BEIS from Financial Markets Law Committee
The Construction law committee will be running three foundation level training sessions in November – details are on the attached programme. The training is intended for newly qualified solicitors in construction and trainee solicitors doing a construction seat. However, it may also be of interest to specialists in other areas that come across construction documentation and issues in the course of their work, for example real estate, insurance and banking lawyers. If you have colleagues that would like to attend, please email Gillian Thomas at Hogan Lovells to register email@example.com
The Department for Exiting the EU has issued its Great Repeal Bill White Paper sets out the government’s proposals for ensuring a functioning statute book once the UK has left the EU
The Government has announced that Wednesday 29th March is the date for triggering Article 50.
Spring Budget Policy Paper
The Government has published the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill (HC Bill 132).
Statement issued by the Lord Chancellor
The Supreme Court has announced it will give its ruling on the Brexit litigation on Tuesday 24th January
02/12/2016 - A reception to thank outgoing CLLS Chairman Alasdair Douglas was held at Ashurst LLP last night. A welcome by Ashurst Senior Partner, Ben Tidswell, was followed by a tribute from CLLS President and Master of the Solicitors’ Company, Nick Hughes, who praised Alasdair’s outstanding leadership of the CLLS and noted some of his many achievements including raising CLLS’s profile and gaining traction with Government. The evening ended with a presentation by CLLS Chief Executive David Hobart to mark Alasdair’s five and a half years as Chairman.
22/11/2016 - CLLS attends Centre for Progressive Capitalism Conference on Rebalancing the economy: a 21st Century Industrial Strategy
Keynote Speaker - Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable, former Business Secretary
Response to Call for Evidence for the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission
CLLS Chairman's letter to the Law Society President re publicly-funded legal services
CLLS comments on the publication of the Legal Education & Training Review
Dealing with the Bar's new standard terms of contract - Law Society Webinar on 21st March 2013 (External link)
Press Release - CLLS/COMBAR Guidance for the Supply of Services by a Barrister in a Commercial Case
CLLS comments on proposed changes to the Government’s Consultation process
Letter from the Law Society Chief Executive re PC renewals
Letter from the SRA Chairman regarding PC renewals
CLLS at the International Conference of Legal Regulators 2012
Professions for Good - Social Mobility Toolkit for the Professions
Press Release regarding the CLLS response to BIS Consultation on Reforming UK Competition Regime
CLLS continues its expansion with the launch of a Corporate Crime & Corruption
CLLS Investigate the Liberalisation of Legal Services in Europe