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On the subject of 2020

Sunak offers new incentives to keep on ‘viable’ jobs over winter »

On September 24th, 2020 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2020.

By John Hyde  >> Law firms that furloughed staff during the lockdown are being offered partial support in keeping those staff on over winter. Chancellor Rishi Sunak today outlined plans for additional support once the furlough scheme finishes at the end of next month. He pledged from 1 November to protect ‘viable’ jobs in businesses […]

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HMCTS to introduce evening sessions in magistrates’ court »

On September 24th, 2020 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2020.

By Monidipa Fouzder  >> HM Courts & Tribunals Service has revealed that it will introduce evening courts to bring down the backlog of cases in the magistrates’ court. In a webinar discussing HMCTS’s crime recovery plan yesterday, deputy director Jason Latham said HMCTS was in the ‘final stages’ of identifying how to roll out evening […]

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Parents ‘generally bear their own costs’ in family proceedings »

On September 23rd, 2020 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2020.

By Monidipa Fouzder  >> A judge has explained the family court’s approach to costs orders after rejecting a mother’s application in a case where her children were not returned to her by the father on time due to welfare concerns. The mother, in MH v KF, denies the allegations and applied for an order that the father […]

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High Court dismisses robot inventor appeal »

On September 22nd, 2020 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2020.

By Jemma Slingo  >> An artificial intelligence expert who tried to establish that a machine invented two products has seen his appeal dismissed by the High Court, following a decision that robots cannot be regarded as inventors under the Patents Act. Dr Stephen Thaler argued that a food container and an emergency warning light were […]

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PRESS RELEASE »

On September 20th, 2020 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2020,MT UK Press Release.

MT UK OPENS ITS NEW CITY OFFICE UNDER THE “NEW NORMAL”   London: 21 September 2020 – MT UK Solicitors (MT UK) announces the opening of its new city office under the “New Normal” situation at 6 Gate Street, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, Holborn, London, WC2A 3HP. MT UK’s city office has been formally declared open […]

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Cost of Supreme Court climbs by nearly 20% »

On September 18th, 2020 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2020.

By Michael Cross  >> The net cost of running the Supreme Court rose by almost one fifth last year, the 10-year-old court’s annual report reveals. In the year to 31 March the figure – which excludes changes to the valuation of the building – was £6.1m, up from £5.2m in 2018-19. New technology helped top court […]

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Extra 200 judges on standby to help with possession proceedings »

On September 16th, 2020 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2020.

By Monidipa Fouzder  >> An extra 200 deputy district judges have been drafted in to help with housing possession cases if needed when the moratorium on evictions ends this weekend, the Gazette has learned. Courts will resume dealing with possession proceedings, which have been suspended since March, from Monday. A cross-sector working group convened by the master […]

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Rule of law under attack, says Law Society »

On September 15th, 2020 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2020.

By Gazette Reporter  >> The rule of law is under attack in Britain, Law Society president Simon Davis said today as the UK Internal Market Bill entered its House of Commons committee stage. In a strongly worded statement following last night’s commons vote, Chancery Lane said that the steps Britain takes now will set the tone for […]

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New figures show criminal court backlog edging towards 500,000 »

On September 11th, 2020 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2020.

By John Hyde  >> Combined outstanding cases in the magistrates and Crown courts approached 500,000 over the summer, new figures show, but there are signs that the system is starting to perform better. Raw data published by HM Courts & Tribunal Service show that by 1 July there were 44,539 outstanding cases in the Crown […]

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Judge blasts MoJ’s ‘systemic failure’ over Crown court backlog »

On September 9th, 2020 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2020.

By Catherine Baksi  >> Crown court judge has accused the government of ‘systemic failure’ for not conducting trials in a reasonable time. Judge Keith Raynor, at Woolwich Crown Court, refused to further extend the custody time limit for a teenager who had been held in prison waiting for his trial for 321 days. In a damning […]

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