Firms urged not to abandon SQE failures »
On March 28th, 2023 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2023.
By John Hyde >> (27 March 2023) Law firms have been urged to keep faith with aspiring solicitors even if they fail the new qualifying test on their first attempt. The Solicitors Regulation Authority revealed earlier this month that the pass rate for SQE1 was 53% across the first year of the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination – well […]View Post »
Compulsory mediation proposed for ‘low level’ family disputes »
On March 23rd, 2023 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2023.
By Monidipa Fouzder >> (23 March 2023) Mediation could become compulsory for separating parents under plans unveiled by the government today to keep more family disputes away from court. The Ministry of Justice proposes to make mediation compulsory for all ‘suitable low-level’ family court cases. Cases involving allegations or a history of domestic abuse would […]View Post »
National Conveyancing Week: Panel managers ‘slowing conveyancers down’ »
On March 21st, 2023 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2023.
By Monidipa Fouzder >> (21 March 2023) Conveyancing solicitors feel they are being impeded in their work by constant calls and emails from panel managers, the first day of a week-long event to improve the profile of conveyancing has revealed. National Conveyancing Week, organised by The Bold Legal Group, runs until Friday. Panel managers were the […]View Post »
Time is ‘opportune’ for new review of divorce law »
On March 20th, 2023 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2023.
By Monidipa Fouzder >> (20 March 2023) Family lawyers will have to wait at least another two years to see any potential reforms of ‘out of date’ laws governing financial provision on divorce, the government has revealed. One year after members of the House of Lords were told the government would look at the law governing […]View Post »
SRA pleased with SQE start – but black candidates way behind »
On March 16th, 2023 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2023.
By John Hyde >> (16 March 2023) Latest analysis shows the new examination for aspiring solicitors to be a fair and reliable assessment, the Solicitors Regulation Authority said today. An independent report of the first full year of the Solicitors Qualifying Examination has concluded that, generally, SQE been delivered effectively. But despite the SRA’s satisfaction, […]View Post »
Migration bill ‘would rock the UK’s standing as a reliable nation’ »
On March 13th, 2023 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2023.
By Gazette Reporter >> (13 March 2023) Law Society speaks out as measure aimed at tackling small-boat crossings goes before House of Commons. The government should reconsider its approach to refugees and asylum, the Law Society said ahead of the second reading of the Illegal Migration Bill today. The silicitors’ representative body said the measure – aimed […]View Post »
High Court ruling expected to widen scope of legal aid for parents »
On March 9th, 2023 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2023.
By Monidipa Fouzder >> (9 March 2023) The High Court’s decision in a challenge brought by a domestic abuse complainant against the Ministry of Justice will widen the scope of legal aid for parents who share caring arrangements, a public law campaign group has said. Public Law Project announced yesterday that the High Court overturned a […]View Post »
‘Conveyancing crunch’: workload rises as sector shrinks »
On March 7th, 2023 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2023.
By Monidipa Fouzder >> (7 March 2023) Property transactions have nearly doubled in a decade but the number of active conveyancing firms has shrunk – resulting in ‘the great conveyancing crunch’, according to a search company that regularly tracks the market. Search Acumen said the volume of annual property transactions rose from 714,000 in 2012 […]View Post »
Judges’ pension rights will be preserved, Raab confirms »
On March 3rd, 2023 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2023.
By Monidipa Fouzder >> (3 March 2023) Judges’ pension rights will be preserved, the lord chancellor has confirmed – following concern that thousands of part-time judges stood to lose billions in pension benefits. Last month Gazette columnist and legal commentator Joshua Rozenberg revealed that more than 11,000 serving or former part-time judges in England and Wales stood to lose pension benefits […]View Post »
MoJ opts against payment reform to Mental Capacity Act »
On February 28th, 2023 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2023.
By Monidipa Fouzder >> (28 February 2023) The Mental Capacity Act will not be changed to make it easier for parents to access child savings accounts after the child turns 18, the government confirmed today. The Ministry of Justice will instead raise awareness about the need to obtain legal authority before a child turns 18 and […]View Post »