Legal services

Lockdown devastates conveyancing, criminal and immigration practices

High street lawyers are hit “hard and fast” by covid-19 with residential conveyancing suffering disproportionately, a significant report has found

18 Jun 2020

MPs back no-fault divorce law

No-fault divorce looks set to become law next year after the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill passed in the House of Commons 

17 Jun 2020

Criminal legal aid firms folding at ‘alarming rate’

Immediate action is required to save the criminal justice system, the Law Society has warned, as figures reveal a 10% drop in legal aid firms since 2019

16 Jun 2020

A NICE guide

A ruling lays bare the problem of inconsistent NICE guidelines and the illogicality they can create, as Jock Mackenzie explains

08 Jun 2020

Dispute resolution at a distance

Remote hearing capabilities are accelerating to meet the pandemic challenges, says Ricky Cella

08 Jun 2020

Abolition of no-fault evictions

Landlords will be more selective in choosing tenants and the supply of rental property may fall as a result of proposed reforms, says Laura Southgate

08 Jun 2020

21st century genealogy tracing

Societal shifts have made searching for beneficiaries more complicated, says Neil Fraser 

08 Jun 2020

Family viewing

With plans to live stream family cases in the appeal court, David Hodson argues for first instance final hearings to be streamed

03 Jun 2020