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On the subject of 2019

Ombudsman ditches mediation scheme after just 4% success rate »

On November 27th, 2019 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2019.

By John Hyde The Legal Ombudsman has scrapped plans to extend a pilot to use mediation to settle disputes between lawyers and their clients. Analysis of the test scheme, which was trialled earlier this year, found limited take-up from both legal services providers and complainants – and even then just half of cases going to […]

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Study restrictions ‘unlawfully imposed’ on university students »

On November 25th, 2019 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2019.

By Monidipa Fouzder The Home Office has agreed to review its immigration bail guidance, a law firm has said as it was preparing to challenge the government in court next week in a case concerning two asylum-seeking university students. National firm Duncan Lewis, which represents the students, said one was studying cancer biology and was […]

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‘Bedroom tax’ ruling clarifies tribunal powers »

On November 25th, 2019 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2019.

By Monidipa Fouzder Courts can set aside government regulations that are incompatible with human rights legislation, the Supreme Court ruled today in a case that stemmed from challenges to the 2013 housing benefit changes widely labelled the ‘bedroom tax’. In RR v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, the UK’s highest court said there was […]

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SRA offers olive branch over digital badge concerns »

On November 20th, 2019 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2019.

By Michael Cross   The Solicitors Regulation Authority has moved to tackle concerns over whether its clickable logo for law firms’ websites complies with data protection law by suspending the use of tracking software. In an update, posted today the regulator says Google Analytics will be turned off ‘at the moment to make sure that no […]

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‘Shaking with shock’ – calls for investigation follow Gazette disclosure of secret CPS rape targets »

On November 18th, 2019 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2019.

By Eduardo Reyes Lawyers, political leaders and campaigners have reacted with shock to a secret Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) target on rape, uncovered by a Gazette investigation in to the fall in rape prosecutions in England and Wales. The target of 60% for rape convictions created a ‘perverse incentive’, whereby CPS areas met the target by […]

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Defendant pays an extra £65,000 after fractional Part 36 defeat »

On November 15th, 2019 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2019.

By John Hyde A losing party has been ordered to pay an extra £65,000 after declining to settle a case over a difference amounting to less than £5,000. The claimants in Hochtief (UK) Construction Ltd & Anor v Atkins Ltd had made a Part 36 offer to settle for £875,000, with the defendant having three weeks […]

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Brexit and migrant staff »

On November 13th, 2019 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2019.

By Laura Devine In September, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development published a report which found that 56% of employers surveyed did not believe they had sufficient information to devise post-Brexit hiring strategies. Indeed, 58% stated that they had either never heard of the government’s immigration white paper or had heard of it but […]

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Bail reforms which left thousands in legal limbo to be reviewed »

On November 11th, 2019 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2019.

By Monidipa Fouzder  >> (11 November 2019) Pre-charge bail laws that have left thousands of suspects languishing in legal limbo will be reviewed, the government announced hours before parliament was dissolved due to next month’s general election. The Law Society, which has called for a rethink, said the review is ‘not a moment too soon’. […]

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HMCTS pledge on delay-hit probate system »

On October 28th, 2019 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2019.

By Jemma Slingo The probate system should be back to normal in a matter of weeks, HM Courts & Tribunals Service has claimed – but solicitors still complain of long delays. HMCTS told the Law Society at a meeting this month that it is sending out nearly 7,000 grants of probate a week and that […]

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Claimant lobby vows action over ‘ridiculous’ portal tariff rates »

On October 25th, 2019 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2019.

By John Hyde A claimant chief has denounced potential compensation levels for RTA victims as arbitrary and ridiculous, as questions continue to mount about the new portal for claims. Paul Nicholls, chair of the Motor Accident Solicitors Society, told its annual conference yesterday that the Ministry of Justice should delay implementing the portal rather than […]

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