On the subject of 2022
Civil legal aid wait to continue into New Year »
On December 21st, 2022 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2022.
By Monidipa Fouzder >> (21 December 2022) Details of a major civil legal aid review will be announced in January, the Ministry of Justice has confirmed – more than two months after telling the Gazette that an announcement was imminent. The Legal Aid Agency quietly revealed at the beginning of October that a major review was in the pipeline […]View Post »
Legal aid awareness training for prison staff »
On December 20th, 2022 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2022.
By Monidipa Fouzder >> (20 December 2022) Training will be given to prison staff to ensure they are fully aware that immigration detainees are entitled to 30 minutes of free legal advice after inspectors discovered ‘patchy knowledge’ of the policy. HM Prison & Probation Service introduced the policy last November to address the disparity between […]View Post »
University announces ‘UK first’ law degree to tackle climate crisis »
On December 16th, 2022 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2022.
By Monidipa Fouzder >> (16 December 2022) Staffordshire university has announced it is introducing the UK’s first law undergraduate degree designed to help tackle the climate crisis. Keele University says its law with environmental sustainability degree has been developed to create legal professionals with a good knowledge of companies’ and governments’ environmental obligations, the legal […]View Post »
Staff grievances surge at Ministry of Justice »
On December 12th, 2022 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2022.
By Monidipa Fouzder >> (12 December 2022) The number of grievances raised by Ministry of Justice staff has shot up after falling during the pandemic, government figures reveal. According to data released last week, 1,078 staff raised grievances in the Ministry of Justice during the 2021/22 financial year – up from 839 in 2020/21. Justice […]View Post »
Law leads on social mobility – but ‘too focused’ on top universities »
On December 8th, 2022 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2022.
By John hyde >> (8 December 2022) The legal profession has dominated the authoritative list of employers leading efforts to ensure that people from disadvantaged backgrounds have the chance to find senior jobs. The Social Mobility Foundation published its index of top 75 employers today; 34% of organisations on the list are law firms, with […]View Post »
Climate clauses to support conveyancers with ‘duty of care’ »
On December 5th, 2022 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2022.
By Monidipa Fouzder >> (5 December 2022) An environmental analytics business has produced climate clauses for conveyancers to paste into documents such as title reports amid concern over lender requirements on climate change. Groundsure announced that it has launched a ‘microsite’ for conveyancers which explains client obligations on climate change risks in light of legal opinions […]View Post »
Law schools ‘not immune from student class action’ »
On November 30th, 2022 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2022.
By Monidipa Fouzder >> (30 November 2022) A multi-million-pound group legal action against universities over Covid and strike disruption could extend to law schools, the Gazette has learned – as the number of law students joining the claim approaches 3,000. More than 30,000 students across England and Wales have joined the ‘Student Group Claim’ seeking compensation from […]View Post »
Further strikes called over Common Platform »
On November 29th, 2022 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2022.
By Monidipa Fouzder >> (29 November 2022) Further strikes have been announced over the rollout of a courts case management system following a meeting between trade union PCS and HM Courts & Tribunals Service. Legal advisers and court associates at more than 60 magistrates’ courts struck for several days last month over the Common Platform, which has […]View Post »
Lord chief justice announces his retirement »
On November 24th, 2022 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2022.
By Bianca Castro >> (24 November 2022) The lord chief justice of England and Wales has announced plans to step down after a recent record in post. In a statement this morning, HM Judiciary said The Rt Hon. The Lord Burnett of Maldon will retire as lord chief justice on 30 September 2023 after being appointed […]View Post »
UK and India announce visa deal »
On November 16th, 2022 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2022.
By Eleni Courea >> (15 November 2022) BALI, Indonesia — The U.K. has finalized a reciprocal migration deal with India ahead of Rishi Sunak’s first face-to-face meeting with Narendra Modi. Under a deal struck on the margins of the G20 summit in Indonesia, up to 3,000 visas will be granted to degree-educated young Indian nationals to […]View Post »