Society of Legal Scholars

Consultation Responses etc.

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Recent Papers

The response of the Society to the consultation on LSS Alternative Routes to Qualification is now available May 2017.

The response of the Society to the consultation on the second Research Excellence Framework is now available May 2017.

The response of the Society to the BSB consultation paper on ‘Future Bar Training’ is now available January 2017.

The response of the Society to the SRA consultation paper on ‘A new route to qualification: the Solicitors Qualifying Examination’ is now available January 2017.

The response of the Society to the Stern Review call for evidence is now available September 2016.

The response of Property and Trust section to the Law Commission ‘Updating the Land Registration Act 2002’ Consultation Paper No. 227 is now available July 2016.

The response of the Society to the SRA consultation paper on ‘Training for Tomorrow: Assessing Competence’ is now available  March 2016.

The response of the Society to the BSB Consultation on ‘The Future of Training For The Bar Standards Board consultation paper on ‘The Future Of Training For The Bar: Academic, Vocational And Professional Stages Of Training’ is now available October 2015.

Older Papers

The response of the Society to the SRA Consultation Paper A Competence Statement for Solicitors January 2015.

Comments by the Society of Legal Scholars on HEFCE Letter Open access and submissions to the REF post – 2014 Issued 23 3 13 September 2013.
The response of the Society to the  Memorandum on Open Access Implementation submitted to the Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee 7 2 13 by Professors Stephen Bailey anhttp://www.legalscholars.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/SLS_JASB_Response_Compensation_and_Condonation4.docd John Bell September 2013.

SLS Response to Compensation and Condonation.
SLS Response to Collaborative Arrangements.
SLS Response on Legal Ethics.
Legal Services (Scotland) Bill.- SLS Response .
SLS REF RESPONSE.
Wider Choice and Better Protection – The SLS Response.
The Way Forward on Legal Education in Scotland.
Reform of Higher Education Research Assessment & Funding.
SLS Response to RCUK..
SLS Response to HEFCE Consultation on the Research Excellence Framework.
Consultation Paper on Efficiency and Effectiveness of Peer Review Project.
SLS response to Law Society of Scotland September 2007.

The response of the Society to the AHRC Consultation on Postgraduate Funding: November 2006

Response to DfE ConsultationReform of Higher Education Research Assessment and Funding: October 2006

The response of the Society to the  Consultation on Deferral Call by Bar Standards Board: July 2006

The response of the Society to the  Consultation on Work Based Learning: August 2006

The response of the Society to the QAA Consultation on Subject Benchmarking: October 2006

a) Reponses to DCA Constitutional Consultation Papers (PDF)

The Future of Queen’s Counsel CP 08/03.
A New Way of Appointing Judges CP 10/03.
A Supreme Court for the United Kingdom CP 11/03.
Reforming the Office of Lord Chancellor CP 13/03.

b) Responses to HEFCE Consultations

The response of the Society to the HEFCE Consultation Paper entitled ‘Developing the Funding Method for Teaching from 2004-5’ is available here. (PDF)

c) Response to the Roberts Review

The response of the Society to the review of research assessment (‘The Roberts Review’) is available here. (PDF)

d) Response to DCA consultation on the Appointment of Law Commissioners

The response of the Society to the consultation on the appointment of Law Commissioners is available here. (PDF)