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A magical Christmas

Marilyn Stowe is summoned to New York to represent a divorce client

09 Dec 2020 | Career development

Pro bono work recognised - including UK's first not-for-profit firm

AltraLaw, the UK’s first not-for-profit law firm, and Reed Smith, were among a raft of firms and lawyers who collected LawWorks awards for pro bono&n

HRA review a 'giant leap backwards'

An independent review of the Human Rights Act was announced today but Amnesty International warned of a ‘giant leap backwards’

07 Dec 2020 | Human rights

Fee income boost for Browne Jacobson’s advocacy arm

Ten years after being authorised to host barrister pupillages, Browne Jacobson’s advocacy arm has announced an 18% growth income for 2019-2020
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03 Dec 2020 | ADR & Mediation

7pc of UK respondents updated or made will in first lockdown

The majority of people in the UK had not got their affairs in order in spite of the pandemic as first UK national lockdown ended, the Law Society said

02 Dec 2020 | Legal services

Covid-19: taking liberties

Despite further delay, the liberty protection safeguards regulations and code of practice will be properly scrutinised, as Matthew Duncan explains

02 Dec 2020 | Legal services

Crown Court ‘covid’ hours: Have your say

The government is consulting directly with lawyers on its proposed covid operating hours in the crown courts, but responses must be submitted by 10 Decembe

01 Dec 2020 | Crime

Whiplash reforms: OIC service lacks independent oversight

MASS has called for an urgent review of governance arrangements for the new official injury claim (OIC) service, ahead of its April 2021 launch date
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30 Nov 2020 | Legal services

Legal sector must ‘reinvent’ itself to meet society’s needs

The basic legal needs of many in society remain unmet, the Legal Services Board (LSB) has concluded in its 2020 10-year report
 

26 Nov 2020 | Legal services

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