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Extended court hours to tackle backlog »

On July 2nd, 2020 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2020.

By John Hyde  >> Extended court hours will be introduced from this month in the first phase of the government’s plans to tackle the justice backlog. In a coronavirus recovery plan published today, the Ministry of Justice it will also complete the reopening of all courts in July and install screens to combat the risk of […]

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Lawtech will play vital role in pandemic recovery says Law Society »

On July 1st, 2020 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2020.

By Gazette Reporter  >>   The Law Society has called on the government to help nurture developments in legal technology as part of its initiative to get the economy on its feet again following the pandemic. This could include more flexibility over the apprenticeship levy and tax breaks for lawtech startups, the Society said. Lawtech is one […]

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On May 27th, 2020 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2020.

PRESS RELEASE First Week of the “New Normal” London: 27 May 2020; Following the Prime Minister’s 10 Downing Street announcement on 11 May 2020 in which he laid down measures to gradually ease the lockdown, Team MT UK had an open discussion to consider the possibility to re-open the offices based in Twickenham and Holborn. […]

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Domestic Abuse Bill ‘should ban cross-examination of children’ »

On April 29th, 2020 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2020.

By Monidipa Fouzder The Law Society says the Domestic Abuse Bill must go further than it does to protect victims as the proposed legislation passed a significant stage in its path to becoming law. The bill had its second reading in the House of Commons yesterday. It will now be scrutinised by the public bill […]

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HMCTS reveals list of priority work for county courts »

On April 1st, 2020 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2020.

By John Hyde The courts service today published a new list of priority county court work as it tries to keep the justice system going amid the coronavirus lockdown. HM Courts & Tribunal Service has split civil court listings into two groups: work that must be done and work that could be done. Civil work […]

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‘Cut your overheads’: Conveyancing firms face battle to survive Covid-19 »

On March 25th, 2020 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2020.

By Monidipa Fouzder Conveyancers may have to be ‘cruel to be kind’ and shed staff to survive the Covid-19 lockdown, a conveyancing expert has said. The warning comes after estate agents were reportedly told they should close their offices immediately. On Monday prime minister Boris Johnson announced that all shops selling non-essential goods must close […]

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Jury trials on hold until courts can be made safe »

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

By John Hyde   >> The lord chief justice this morning announced that new trials will be halted in the Crown court until specific arrangements have been made to ensure buildings are safe. Lord Burnett of Maldon said his ‘unequivocal position’ is that no jury trials or other physical hearings can take place unless it was safe for […]

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Coronavirus Bill: What it will say on courts and justice »

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

By Gazette Newsdesk   >>    Government guidance on the Coronavirus Bill, due to be introduced to parliament today, indicates how the authorities hope to keep the justice system functioning during the current emergency. The bill will: Expand availability of video and audio link in court proceedings. This would include magistrates’ court hearings taking place by phone or […]

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Divorce bill must not overlook pensions – Society »

On March 17th, 2020 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2020.

By Monidipa Fouzder  >> The Law Society has called for long-awaited legislation reforming divorce to be amended to ensure ex-spouses are not left financially vulnerable as a result of pension orders. The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill moved to the report stage – further line-by-line examination – within the House of Lords today. The Law Society […]

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Coronavirus: New guidance over conveyancing transactions »

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

By Monidipa Fouzder  >> Several queries about the impact of the coronavirus on conveyancing transactions has prompted the Law Society to issue guidance. Focus on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has so far heavily centred on the retail and hospitality industries. However, the Society said it has received many questions from members on residential conveyancing […]

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