Land Registry embarks on recruitment drive »
On June 6th, 2023 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2023.
By Monidipa Fouzder >> (6 June 2023) What appears to be a major recruitment drive at HM Land Registry is simply a ‘routine exercise’ to ensure the department has sufficient resources to meet customer need, the Gazette has been told. Land Registry is looking to hire 12 assistant land registrars on a salary of £56,192 […]View Post »
Migration bill amendment modifies judicial ‘safeguard’ »
On June 2nd, 2023 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2023.
By Monidipa Fouzder >> (2 June 2023) Public law specialists have raised concern over an amendment to the Illegal Migration Bill that could give the government further control over judicial procedures. The tribunal procedure rule committee (TPC) makes the rules governing practice and procedure in the first-tier and upper tribunals. However, the government has tabled in […]View Post »
Lawyers expose unlawful use of coercive powers by Home Office »
On June 1st, 2023 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2023.
By Bianca Castro >> (1 June 2023) A judge has credited lawyers for bringing to light unlawful government policy which detained women and their children over NHS debts. Mr Justice Chamberlain, in finding the policy unlawful in MXK and ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department, said it was ‘at best, misleading in that it fails […]View Post »
Inflation warning over legal aid reforms »
On May 25th, 2023 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2023.
By Monidipa Fouzder >> (25 May 2023) Means test reforms will see over six million more vulnerable people eligible for legal aid, the government has announced. But the government’s long awaited decision has already prompted warnings on legal aid provision and inflation. The government finally published its response to means test proposals today. The consultation closed last […]View Post »
Law school takes SQE to India »
On May 22nd, 2023 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2023.
By Monidipa Fouzder >> As the Indian legal services opens up, a UK-based law school has teamed up with an India-based education provider to help international lawyers gain dual qualification. The College of Legal Practice (CLP) has been chosen to be online platform Educayden’s exclusive partner for SQE (Solicitors Qualifying Examination) training in India. Educayden […]View Post »
Campaigners step up fight for total NDA ban »
On May 17th, 2023 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2023.
By John Hyde >> (17 May 2023) Justice minister Edward Argar has agreed to meet with MPs campaigning for a blanket ban on non-disclosure agreements. Conservative Maria Miller and Layla Moran, a Liberal Democrat, both spoke in Monday’s second reading of the Victims and Prisoners Bill, calling for the legislation to include extra provisions outlawing […]View Post »
Removal of EU law ‘sunset clause’ welcomed »
On May 11th, 2023 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2023.
By Monidipa Fouzder >> (11 May 2023) The Law Society has welcomed the government’s decision to replace a ‘sunset clause’ in the Retained EU Law Bill with a list of laws that will be revoked by the end of the year. Society president Lubna Shuja said: ‘The government’s decision to remove the sunset clause and replace it with […]View Post »
Oversight regulator calls for evidence on NDA misuse »
On May 3rd, 2023 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2021,2023.
By Michael Cross >> (2 May 2023) The Legal Services Board has opened a call for evidence on the role that lawyers’ conduct can play in the misuse of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) as it considers regulation to clamp down on abuses. In a statement today, the oversight regulator said that while the majority of NDAs are lawful and […]View Post »
Law Society issues landmark guidance on climate change »
On April 19th, 2023 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2023.
By Paul Rogerson >> (19 April 2023) Law firms can refuse to act for polluters if the client’s activities inhibit progress toward net zero or otherwise conflict with the firm’s own ‘values’ on climate change. So declares the Law Society, in what the professional body today describes as ‘milestone’ climate change guidance for solicitors. Chancery Lane also advises […]View Post »
Bar prosecution fee increase confirmed »
On April 17th, 2023 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2023.
By Gazette Reporter >> (17 April 2023) Bar representatives today welcomed confirmation from the Crown Prosecution Service that the fee increases for prosecution work will apply to hearings in existing and new cases from 2 May. In a letter to bar leaders, the director of public prosecutions outlined: Bar chair Nick Vineall KC said: ’We welcome the news […]View Post »