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The market advantages of being an SP

One year after SPG became an independent group, Hilary Underwood outlines its plans for the future

12 May 2015

Over the last 12 months the Sole Practitioners Group (SPG) has faced several challenges, not least establishing and building upon our independence. It’s only our second year as an independent stakeholder group, so this year’s workload focused heavily on relationship building with third parties and legal sector influencers, such as the Legal Services Board (LSB), the Council of Mortgage Lenders, Law Society, and the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). It was essential that SPG continued to be recognised as the main route to reach sole practitioners (SPs).

SPG’s other priority was engaging with its membership in a more direct way, gaining their feedback on what support and resources they need now and in the future. Last year,
SPG commissioned external consultants to undertake stakeholder engagement research, which highlighted
the need to change outdated perceptions of SPG and refresh it...

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