Legal services

Covid in court

Confirmed cases of covid-19 across 95 court locations were found between 26 January and 19 February 2021, involving 82 court staff, 16 judges, 13 jurors an

11 Mar 2021 | Legal services

SME bank disputes

The Independent Business Banking Resolution Service (BBRS) has nowopened for business. The BBRS is a dispute resolution service set up to resolve complaint

11 Mar 2021 | Commercial

Law firm performance

City law firms are “in good shape” but regional firms had a challenging year during 2020, research shows. Crowe’s annual benchmarking sur

Remote Court of Protection

Evidence from medics in the Court of Protection (CoP) is “better”, CoP vice president Mr Justice Hayden had said. Commenting in a webinar, The

11 Mar 2021 | Legal services

Eviction ban

The ban on the enforcement of evictions has been extended to 31 May 2021. However, the Law Society warned that as tapering off measures start on 1 June, le

11 Mar 2021 | Landlord & Tenant

New SDLT holiday deadline sweetened with tapered return to normal rules

House buyers sighed in relief at further extension to the stamp duty land tax holiday to the end of June 

04 Mar 2021 | Conveyancing

Lawyer warns of ‘years of misery’ for leaseholders

A specialist solicitor has warned that “years of misery” lie ahead 

26 Feb 2021 | Landlord & Tenant

Conveyancing Task Force set to reform industry

A task force has been launched, looking to manage the transition into a digital future

25 Feb 2021 | Conveyancing

Video remand hearings reinstated by police

The police are to reinstate the use of VRM after government funding, the Law Society has confirmed

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