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Posted in March 2016

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Leo Considers New Complaints Strategy »

On March 31st, 2016 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2016.

By John Hyde » Third-party complaints and a revised case fee structure are back on the Legal Ombudsman’s agenda, according to a draft strategy for 2016/17 published last week. The controversial issue of the LeO being allowed to investigate complaints from third parties is likely to come up again, with the ombudsman pledging to ‘further […]

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bricks

Online Court Wins Support from City »

On March 31st, 2016 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2016.

The City of London Law Society has thrown its backing behind the creation of an online court for claims up to £25,000, breaking ranks with other elements of the profession. Responding to an interim report from Lord Justice Briggs on the structure of civil courts, the CLLS said that an online court could bring ‘huge […]

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STUDENT ALERT! »

On March 24th, 2016 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2016.

TOEIC based refusals from the Home Office and appeals dismissed by the Immigration Tribunal have been thrown out by the Upper Tribunal of the Immigration and Asylum chamber in a historic decision. This means the TOEIC affected students can re open their cases; for further advice contact MT UK Solicitors immediately on: Email: info@mtuksolicitors.com Phone: […]

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Gove’s City firm levy has receded for now »

On March 24th, 2016 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2016.

By Chloe Smith » The government’s plan to impose a levy on top firms to help fund other parts of the justice system has been put on the back-burner, the Gazette has been told. David Hobart, chief executive of the City of London Law Society, said that the idea of introducing a levy has now […]

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SRA deluged over SQE »

On March 24th, 2016 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2016.

The Solicitors Regulation Authority has received a deluge of concerned responses to its plans to introduce a centralised ‘super examination’ for would-be solicitors. The regulator said it received 250 submissions to its consultation on the Solicitors Qualifying Examination, 200 of which have raised either minor or serious concerns. The City of London Law Society warned […]

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Tribunals president calls for ‘one-stop shop’ justice   »

On March 24th, 2016 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2016.

By Chloe Smith » The justice system should be a ‘one-stop shop’ that can resolve multiple problems via a single entry point, the senior president of tribunals has said. In a speech on modernisation of access to justice in times of austerity, Sir Ernest Ryder said there needs to be a change in how litigation […]

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