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Kwarteng announces permanent stamp duty cut »

On September 23rd, 2022 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2022.

By Monidipa Fouzder >> (23 September 2022) Stamp duty will be cut as part of measures unveiled by the chancellor of the exchequer today to boost the economy.  Kwasi Kwarteng said stamp duty cuts, which apply to properties in England, would help get the housing market moving again and help first-time buyers put down roots. […]

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Witnesses can give evidence by WhatsApp, Court of Appeal rules »

On September 22nd, 2022 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2022.

By Sam Tobin >> (21 September 2022) Witnesses can give evidence in criminal trials from outside the UK via WhatsApp when it is ‘in the interests of justice’, the Court of Appeal said today. The popular messaging platform, which uses end-to-end encryption, is ‘capable of being regarded as sufficiently secure’ for giving evidence in open […]

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Firms must deduct 50% from damages to survive fixed costs extension »

On September 20th, 2022 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2022.

By John Hyde >> (20 September 2022) A market expert has warned that firms may have to charge at least 50% of clients’ damages once proposals for fixed costs are introduced. Nick McDonnell, director of costs practice Kain Knight, warned that curtailing recoverable costs will force more firms to make up any shortfall from their […]

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Lawyers should have to warn clients about environmental damage, say campaigners »

On September 16th, 2022 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2022.

By John Hyde >> (16 September 2022) A group of more than 170 members of the legal profession have called for new obligations on lawyers to advise clients about the environmental impact of their business. In an open letter published today, the signatories urged lawyers to use their influence for good and to support clients in transforming […]

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Funeral bank holiday will affect ‘very small number’ of completions »

On September 14th, 2022 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2022.

By Monidipa Fouzder >> Very few completions will be affected by the day of the late Queen’s state funeral being designated a national bank holiday, a conveyancing body has said, as the Law Society issued new guidance for conveyancers. Earlier this week, HM Land Registry published fresh guidance on arrangements in light of Monday becoming […]

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Bill of Rights: good or bad for human rights? »

On September 13th, 2022 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2022.

By Simon Parsons >> (13 September 2022) The Bill of Rights Bill (the Bill), if enacted, will repeal the Human Rights Act (the HRA) 1998. What will remain the same? Section 2(1) and Schedule 1 of the Bill will create in UK domestic law ‘Convention Rights’ and these are more or less the same rights […]

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Crypto market rife for new areas of litigation »

On September 8th, 2022 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2022.

By Rachel Rothwell >> (8 September 2022) The highly active cryptocurrency sector will spawn a raft of new areas of litigation, experts told the Law Society’s commercial litigation conference this week. Barrister Chloë Bell, specialist in digital assets at 3 Verulam Buildings, predicted that crypto exchanges are set to become a new target for claims. She […]

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Solicitors offered insight into DDJ applications »

On September 6th, 2022 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2022.

By Gazette Reporter >> (6 September 2022) Solicitors interested in applying for posts as a deputy district judge will have a chance this week to gain inside knowledge of the selection process. An online pre-application seminar organised by the Judicial Office on Thursday aims to help applicants be better prepared and to receive up-to-date guidance and advice on […]

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Paperless conveyancing ‘the norm’ by 2025, Land Registry suggests »

On September 1st, 2022 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2022.

By Michael Cross >> (1 September 2022) Secure paperless buying and selling of property ‘could be the norm’ by 2024-25, HM Land Registry has suggested in its latest strategy for end-to-end digital conveyancing. The aspiration appears in the agency’s Strategy 2022+, published yesterday along with a three-year business plan.  Announcing the strategy, the registry said it […]

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Conveyancer checklist to reduce lease application errors »

On August 30th, 2022 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2022.

By Monidipa Fouzder >> (30 August 2022) A ‘complex and often misunderstood’ area of land registration is causing HM Land Registry to raise an average of 138 requests for further information a day, the agency has revealed. Leases are deemed to be surrendered and a new one created when a landlord and tenant want to […]

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