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You should all understand crypto, lawyers told »

On November 2nd, 2022 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2022.

By John Hyde in Miami >> (2 November 2022) Lawyers in all sectors should arm themselves with a basic understanding of cryptoassets, practitioners have told the largest international gathering of the profession.  Addressing a session on digital assets and blockchain technology at the International Bar Association conference this week, Brown Rudnick partner Jane Colston Elliott […]

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Government ‘must prioritise’ Mental Health Act reform »

On October 31st, 2022 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2022.

By Monidipa Fouzder >> (31 October 2022) The Law Society has urged the government to make Mental Health Act reforms a priority after latest NHS statistics revealed a black person is four times more likely to be detained under the act than a white person. Between April 2021 and March 2022, people were detained 53,337 […]

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Digital portal to be compulsory for financial remedy services »

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

By Monidipa Fouzder >> (27 October 2022) Family lawyers could be required to submit all financial remedy applications through HM Courts & Tribunals Service’s digital portal in the New Year. HMCTS manager Isabel Syred told a webinar on contested financial remedy applications this week that the agency is working towards mandating financial remedies services on […]

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Judge removal policy could be misapplied, Law Society warns »

On October 21st, 2022 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2022.

By Monidipa Fouzder >> (21 October 2022) The Ministry of Justice has been urged to put on hold plans to introduce a policy designed to remove judges long absent from work due to ill health amid growing concern that judicial office-holders could be ousted without consent or proper support. The Law Society is among the […]

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Removal process for judges ‘unconstitutional’, support network tells MoJ »

On October 20th, 2022 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2022.

By Monidipa Fouzder >> (20 October 2022) A new policy designed to remove judges from office if they have been long absent from work due to ill health would be unconstitutional, a support network for judges has told the government. The Gazette has learned that, for the past three months, the Ministry of Justice has been consulting […]

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Construction of London mega-court begins »

On October 18th, 2022 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2022.

By Monidipa Fouzder >> (18 October 2022) Construction has begun on an 18-court complex that represents ‘a vision of how justice will work in the future’ according to lord chancellor Brandon Lewis, who unveiled the foundation stones today. The 45,785 sqm development (pictured above), which is being funded and delivered by the City of London […]

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Treat overseas register regime ‘like AML compliance with bells on’, solicitors told »

On October 14th, 2022 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2022.

By Monidipa Fouzder >> (14 October 2022) Solicitors have been advised to tread carefully if asked to help register foreign owners of UK property under government measures to crack down on money laundering. The Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022 introduced a register of overseas entities, which came into force on 1 August, requiring […]

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Barristers vote for legal aid deal »

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

By Monidipa Fouzder >> (10 August 2022) Criminal barristers will suspend their strike over legal aid funding after voting to accept the government’s revised £54m offer. The Criminal Bar Association announced this morning that 57% of 2,605 barristers said ‘yes’ to the government’s new deal that will see a 15% fee uplift apply to the […]

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SQE pass rates reveal continuing racial divide »

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

By Monidipa Fouzder >> (6 October 2022) White candidates still significantly outperform black candidates sitting the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE), according to data published by the Solicitors Regulation Authority today. The regulator says it wants the SQE, designed to deliver a single, rigorous assessment for aspiring lawyers, to help support a more diverse profession. However, […]

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‘Problems with your ex?’: McFarlane suggests mediation rebrand »

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

By Monidipa Fouzder >> (5 October 2022) Family mediation may need a rebrand if it is to play a greater role in keeping warring parents away from court, the president of the family division has suggested. Delivering the John Cornwell lecture at this year’s Family Mediation Association Conference, Sir Andrew McFarlane questioned how well parents […]

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