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On the subject of 2022

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Family court backlog climbs to 110,000 »

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

By Monidipa Fouzder >> (11 November 2022) The government has been urged to ensure sufficient judicial capacity to deal with the family court backlog – which has topped 110,000, latest HM Courts & Tribunals Service figures reveal. According to the data, the number of open private law cases has increased for a second consecutive month, […]

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Judges to be trained on appropriate behaviour, LCJ reveals »

On November 9th, 2022 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2022.

By Monidipa Fouzder >> (9 November 2022) Judges will be trained on how to avoid inadvertent inappropriate behaviour with colleagues, the lord chief justice has revealed – after research that he commissioned uncovered examples of bullying, harassment or discrimination. Lord Burnett of Maldon told the House of Commons justice select committee yesterday that judges were […]

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EU law overhaul will have ‘devastating impact’ – Society »

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

By Gazette Reporter >> (8 November 2022) The Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill could have a devastating impact on legal certainty in the UK, the Law Society said today as the bill reaches committee stage in the House of Commons.  Society president Lubna Shuja warned that the proposed measure would allow ministers to overhaul laws without appropriate […]

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Government rules out cohabitation reform »

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

By Monidipa Fouzder >> (7 November 2022) A family law group that successfully campaigned for no-fault divorce has criticised the government for refusing to reform family law to better protect unmarried couples. In a report published over the summer, the House of Commons women and equalities committee urged the government to improve legal protections for […]

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Land Registry sets ‘truth test’ to tackle delays »

On November 4th, 2022 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2022.

By Monidipa Fouzder >> (4 November 2022) Conveyancers could be required to confirm that information contained in applications to HM Land Registry are true under the agency’s latest initiative to tackle lengthy delays. The Law Society said it is working with Land Registry to ensure the process does not impose further risks on solicitors.  Land […]

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