The Law Society and Medical Negligence

On the 2nd of June 1825 The Law Society was founded after a committee of management was appointed after the predecessor, The London Law Institution was developed on. Although it was known as The Law Society its formal name was ‘The Society of Attorneys, Solicitors, Proctors, and other not being Barristers, practicing in the Courts of Law and Equity of the United Kingdom’. The name became officially changed during 1903 to The Law society which is a professional association that represents and governs legal professionals.

The London Law Society

LawDuring the sixteenth century is became obvious that legal professionals was split in two, those who were professional solicitors and those whose posed as solicitors and was making a mockery of the legal system. In 1823 a group of high professional solicitors joined together to form an institutions called The London Law Institution which set about governing the way the legal professionals conducted themselves and groups of rules and regulations which were to be abided by. Two years later it was decided in order for the institution to become a national name the London part of the name should be taken away to leave The Law Institution so that all practices of law would be involved which would later be named The Law Society.

The Law Society On Clinical Negligence

The Law Society set up accreditation schemes which are voluntary to show expertise in a certain area of the law. It proves to any potential client that the law professional has proven expertise in a specialised area and has proven competency. Accreditation schemes have been set up in the area of clinical negligence. Such negligence takes place when a patient receives a standard or service that is considered below expectation and has caused physical or mental injury. If you consider yourself a victim of medical negligence you can seek advice from no win no fee medical negligence solicitors MedicalNegligenceAssist.

The Law Society’s Clinical Negligence accreditation scheme was set up to show that law practitioners who take part in the scheme are highly qualified in this field and it is a quality bench mark for all law experts. The scheme covers all work undertaken by solicitors and suitably qualified Fellows of the Institution of Legal Executive (FILEX) such concerns cover complaints due to medical standards performed by any medical staff that have fallen below par and have caused injury to the patient. The scheme for clinical negligence is to prove that law professionals are maintaining a high quality of knowledge and skill so that undertaking cases at this level will be untaken to a high professional standard.

The Work of The Law Society

The main reason for setting up the organisation was to establish a professional reputation and set out a structure of standards as guidelines for good practice. It wasn’t  until 1834 that the first proceedings was issued against practitioners that were not following the guideline set up by the society and standards were well below expected. A statutory disciplinary committee was set up during the early 1900’s so that concerns of any dishonest practitioners of the legal profession could be investigated and brought before the committee so that they could answer any concerns.  It was vital for The Law Society to be able to investigate claims made against solicitors so in 1983 the Supervision of Solicitors was established and soon became the responsibility of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). The society is responsible for bettering the legal education which is provided by law schools and for training and teaching of the law.

The society from the offset gained great a reputation and presence in the world of law so much so that a special relationship between the government and themselves was set up to deal with law reform and the formulation for legal policy.

The Society’s Move to Europe

In 1991 The Law Society opened an office in Brussels which proved to show not only a legal presence in Europe but also a connection to the European Union. More recently on the 27th of February last year the UK launched the European Law Institution (ELI), which a governing body that will bring together practitioners and professionals of law in all its fields. It was established to develop European law in providing practical guidelines to improve the quality of law in Europe. It has further ambitions to develop into fields of transnational law running alongside bodies such as the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), Unidroit, and the American Law Institute.

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