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Most law students still fixed on moving to London »

On January 27th, 2023 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2022.

By John Hyde >> (27 January 2023) The majority of law graduates are still looking to work in London and are prepared to relocate to follow their dream job, a survey has found. The poll of 500 UK-based second and third year law students found that 80% felt it was important that the firms they […]

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Raise SRA’s fining power to £250 million, say peers »

On January 26th, 2023 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2022.

By Michael Cross >> (26 January 2023) The Solicitors Regulation Authority should have powers to fine firms up to £250 million for abusive litigation in so-called SLAPPs – strategic litigation against public participation – cases, a committee of peers says today. The recommendation, by the House of Lords Select Committee on Communications and Digital follows a […]

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Regulators plan new work on lawyers’ misuse of NDAs »

On January 23rd, 2023 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2022.

By John Hyde >> (23 January 2023) Regulators will seek to draw up new rules on dealing with lawyers who use non-disclosure agreements to cover up clients’ sexual misconduct and harassment, it has emerged.  The Legal Services Board, the oversight regulator, plans to consult publicly on new expectations of lawyers’ conduct this summer and wants in […]

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Law will recognise children born from rape as victims for first time »

On January 23rd, 2023 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2022.

By Bianca Castro >> (20 January 2023) Children born from rape will be recognised as ‘victims of crime’ after the government announced the victims’ bill would extended the definition of the word. England and Wales will be among the first countries in the world to give victim status to those conceived through rape. The government’s decision […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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