Tel: 0203 319 3643

Fax: 0208 894 5300

info@mtuk.law

Emergency: 0750 625 5550

Recent Posts

Video-witnessed wills extended until 2024 »

On January 12th, 2022 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2022.

By Monidipa Fouzder >> (11 January 2022) Legislation introduced during the pandemic allowing wills to be witnessed over Zoom and Skype will be extended until January 2024, the government announced today. Lord chancellor Dominic Raab MP said the extension was a ‘common sense measure’ that would give vulnerable people peace of mind that their wills […]

View Post »

Every lawyer will require familiarity with crypto, says MR »

On January 11th, 2022 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2022.

By Michael Cross >> (11 January 2022) Every lawyer will need to know about blockchain, smart legal contracts and cryptoassets, the master of the rolls stated today. ‘Major developments are imminent. They will mean that every lawyer will require familiarity with the blockchain, smart legal contracts and cryptoassets,’ Sir Geoffrey Vos told an event to […]

View Post »

Lawyer demands e-scooter reform as illegal rider makes injury claim »

On January 10th, 2022 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2021,2022.

By John Hyde >> (10 January 2022) An e-scooter rider injured when he was overtaken by a London bus could emerge as a test case for establishing liability rules for accidents involving the vehicles ridden illegally on public roads.  London firm Bolt Burdon Kemp, representing the man, said the outcome of the case should go […]

View Post »

LPC pass rates unaffected by pandemic »

On January 7th, 2022 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2022.

By Sam Tobin >> (7 December 2022) Pass rates for the Legal Practice Course (LPC) were seemingly unaffected by the pandemic, according to figures published by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. In 2019/20, 57.7% of students successfully completed the LPC, which will eventually be replaced by the Solicitors Qualifying Exam, compared with 58% the previous academic […]

View Post »

Lawyers furious as judges demand proof of positive Covid tests »

On January 6th, 2022 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2022.

By John Hyde >> (6 December 2022) Lawyers have expressed their dismay at reports of judges demanding to see proof of positive Covid tests before agreeing to a remote or adjourned hearing. A memo shared online purportedly from the recorder of Winchester, which would cover both Winchester and Salisbury Crown courts, states that no application […]

View Post »

Domestic abuse victims to be given more time to go to the police »

On January 5th, 2022 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2022.

By Mondidipa Fouzder >> (5 December 2022) People alleging domestic abuse will be given longer to report a common assault or battery to the police, the Ministry of Justice has said in its first announcement of the new year. Currently, prosecutions must commence within six months of an alleged offence. Under the Police, Crime, Sentencing […]

View Post »

Tougher criminal sentences contributing to the courts backlog – new bar chair »

On December 23rd, 2021 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2021.

By Sam Tobin >> (23 December 2021) Increasing criminal sentences to ‘appear tough on crime’ has contributed to the Crown court backlog and taken ‘hundreds of millions of pounds’ out of the Ministry of Justice’s budget, the incoming chair of the bar has said. Mark Fenhalls QC, who takes up the post in the new […]

View Post »

‘Safety should be the priority’ – Society warns on Covid case rise »

On December 20th, 2021 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2021.

By Gazette Reporter >> (20 December 2021) The safety and availability of criminal defence solicitors is being put at risk after calls to revert to remote police station advice were rejected by the police despite the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, the Law Society has warned. A police station protocol was introduced in April […]

View Post »

Direct access to barristers ‘could improve justice outcomes’ for ethnic minorities »

On December 17th, 2021 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2021.

By Monidipa Fouzder >> (17 December 2021) Across-party thinktank has called on policymakers to review the process of legal advice for defendants from ethnic minorities – suggesting that solicitors could be left out of the process.    The Social Market Foundation suggests the review in a briefing paper entitled ‘Earning trust: improving criminal justice outcomes for ethnic […]

View Post »

£135m more needed each year to save criminal legal aid »

On December 16th, 2021 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2021.

By Monidipa Fouzder >> (16 December 2021) An extra £135m a year is needed to nurse the criminal legal aid sector back to health following years of neglect, a government-commissioned review has concluded.   Sir Christopher Bellamy QC, who chaired the criminal legal aid review, said the £135m figure was not an ‘opening bid’ but what […]

View Post »

Newer Posts » « Older Posts