MANAGING LEGACIES ON BEHALF OF CLIENTS
1st March 2016
Carol Lynch, CEO of Kent Community Foundation has provided an interesting article for KLS members on this subject. She explains how Kent Community Foundation can help provide grant-making expertise to solicitors who are tasked with dealing with charitable legacies.
CLICK HERE to read the article.
LAWCARE NEWS - SPRING 2016
The latest LawCare News is available by clicking HERE. It contains
DAVID CADDICK HHJ
We are sorry to report the death of David Caddick HHJ on Friday 9th December, after a long illness.
David was articled and qualified at Gullands, Maidstone and became a partner there. In 1987 he became a District Judge at Medway County Court and was elevated to the position of Circuit Judge. He retired in recent years but continued to sit from time to time as a Deputy Circuit Judge.
There will be a memorial service at St Bartholemew's church, Otford, on Wednesday 23rd December at 2.00 pm, to which his former colleagues in the profession would be welcome.
Our thoughts are with Susan and his family at this time.
LEGAL SERVICES BOARD - WRITTEN RESPONSE STRUCTURE - message from the LSB
19th August 2015
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KENT'S JONATHAN SMITHERS BECOMES LAW SOCIETY PRESIDENT
10th July 2015
Honorary Secretary, Emma Palmer, and SPC member, Robert Ryder, were among those invited to our Council Member, Jonathan Smithers's, inaugural speech and dinner, on a warm summer evening last Thursday 9th July at Chancery Lane. Despite a tube strike that day, the reading room was packed as those present listened to Jonathan setting out his themes for the year ahead which included championing the role of the profession in protecting the rule of law, protecting fairness and highlighting the importance of access to justice and promoting solicitors' expertise in conveyancing and land law.
Afterwards Emma and Robert joined Jonathan and a select number of other private guests to enjoy a private dinner where Jonathan thanked Kent Law Society in particular for its support of him over many years.
To have our Council Member as President of the Law Society is a great honour and all Kent Law Society members no doubt wish Jonathan every success in the coming year.
To see more, including a short film clip, please click HERE
Read Jonathan's inaugural speech HERE
Read his Blog post: The year ahead - Jonathan talks about his priorities
THE GREAT MAGNA CARTA MOOT ATTRACTS LOCAL INTEREST
11th June 2015
Kent Law Society is delighted to announce a sponsorship agreement for 2015/16 with JLT Specialty, one of the UK's leading insurance brokers.
Their Solicitors PI team is one of the most experienced in the insurance market, arranging PI insurance for hundreds of law firms across the country.
President Deborah Hatton and the Committee are grateful for this generous support from JLT Specialty, which enables KLS to continue to offer ever increasing levels of support and service to all our members across Kent.
"IN THE SHADOWS: RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH BOGUS FIRMS"
9th January 2015
The Solicitors Regulation Authority have produced a detailed paper on the subject of bogus firms. This paper highlights the risks posed by individuals that operate through bogus law firms or by illegally presenting themselves as solicitors.
This term describes any situation where a firm or individual, that is not regulated by us, pretends to be entitled to provide reserved legal activities or call themselves a solicitor. There are criminal offences associated with this behaviour.
KLS member and domestic abuse specialist Donna Payne is organising a group project for women entitled 'Libertas - Liberty and Justice: a Project for Women and Children: Life after Abuse." This will be a twelve week programme based in Walmer, Deal, starting in January, on Tuesday evenings 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm.
If any KLS members have clients who could benefit from this, please contact Donna as soon as possible.
There will be no charge for participants, but there will be no creche facilities. It is planned that Donna's organisation CorDomus will continue to run a FREEDOM programme in the mornings from January to April, and that the two programmes can run in parallel in future if the format is successful.
CLICK HERE for the Libertas Introduction Sheet for Referrers
CLICK HERE for the Libertas Group Referral Form
Contact Donna Payne at firstname.lastname@example.org