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On the subject of 2022

Law school extends ‘money back’ offer to jobless graduates »

On January 17th, 2022 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2022.

By John Hyde >> (17 January 2022) The University of Law has extended a scheme offering money back to graduates who do not find legal work quickly. ULaw will offer all business school students – as well as LLM legal practice students already eligible – half their tuition fees back in cash if they have […]

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End-to-end e-conveyancing is here, supplier claims »

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

By Michael Cross >> (13 January 2022) A decade-old dream of fully electronic conveyancing may have become reality if an announcement today lives up to a property data company’s claims. The company, Search Acumen, unveiled technology which it says enables lawyers to manage the entire residential conveyancing process through a central dashboard. The platform provides a […]

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MoJ confirms probate fee hike »

On January 12th, 2022 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2022.

By Gazette Reporter >> (12 January 2022) The Ministry of Justice has confirmed that all users of the probate service will soon pay a higher, flat fee. At present the fees are £155 for professional users and £215 for non-professional users. From 26 January, following a consulation, these will change to one single probate fee […]

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Video-witnessed wills extended until 2024 »

On January 12th, 2022 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2022.

By Monidipa Fouzder >> (11 January 2022) Legislation introduced during the pandemic allowing wills to be witnessed over Zoom and Skype will be extended until January 2024, the government announced today. Lord chancellor Dominic Raab MP said the extension was a ‘common sense measure’ that would give vulnerable people peace of mind that their wills […]

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Every lawyer will require familiarity with crypto, says MR »

On January 11th, 2022 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2022.

By Michael Cross >> (11 January 2022) Every lawyer will need to know about blockchain, smart legal contracts and cryptoassets, the master of the rolls stated today. ‘Major developments are imminent. They will mean that every lawyer will require familiarity with the blockchain, smart legal contracts and cryptoassets,’ Sir Geoffrey Vos told an event to […]

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Lawyer demands e-scooter reform as illegal rider makes injury claim »

On January 10th, 2022 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2021,2022.

By John Hyde >> (10 January 2022) An e-scooter rider injured when he was overtaken by a London bus could emerge as a test case for establishing liability rules for accidents involving the vehicles ridden illegally on public roads.  London firm Bolt Burdon Kemp, representing the man, said the outcome of the case should go […]

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LPC pass rates unaffected by pandemic »

On January 7th, 2022 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2022.

By Sam Tobin >> (7 December 2022) Pass rates for the Legal Practice Course (LPC) were seemingly unaffected by the pandemic, according to figures published by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. In 2019/20, 57.7% of students successfully completed the LPC, which will eventually be replaced by the Solicitors Qualifying Exam, compared with 58% the previous academic […]

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Lawyers furious as judges demand proof of positive Covid tests »

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

By John Hyde >> (6 December 2022) Lawyers have expressed their dismay at reports of judges demanding to see proof of positive Covid tests before agreeing to a remote or adjourned hearing. A memo shared online purportedly from the recorder of Winchester, which would cover both Winchester and Salisbury Crown courts, states that no application […]

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Domestic abuse victims to be given more time to go to the police »

On January 5th, 2022 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2022.

By Mondidipa Fouzder >> (5 December 2022) People alleging domestic abuse will be given longer to report a common assault or battery to the police, the Ministry of Justice has said in its first announcement of the new year. Currently, prosecutions must commence within six months of an alleged offence. Under the Police, Crime, Sentencing […]

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