Legal services

Under pressure: Mediation pilot is no silver bullet to solve housing case backlog

A housing mediation pilot to ease the case backlog is risky for tenants, lawyers have warned

Witnesses and victims withdraw from criminal trials in record numbers

Significant increase in failed criminal trials as record numbers of witnesses and victims pull out

Covid-19 and the criminal courts: Investment is the key

Nick Titchener, director and defence solicitor at Lawtons Law, explains what's needed to get the CJS back on its feet

Law firms are making profits but caution needed

The anticipated financial impact on UK law firms has not materialised, with most firms making a profit since first lockdown, a survey reveals

Stamp duty rush

The Law Society has cautioned conveyancers to manage client expectations ahead of the expiry of the stamp duty holiday, which is still on track for 31 Marc

29 Jan 2021 | Conveyancing

Jury trials

Labour has called for juries to be reduced to seven to deal with the crown court case backlog, but Law Society president David Greene said: “Before w

Nightingale courts

Two more Nightingale have begun operating, at the former Cirencester courthouse and at Stafford’s Shire Hall. This brings the total number of Nightin

BAME consumers

Individuals from black Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities are less satisfied with the choice of legal services, experience less satisfactory serv

Firms wanted

The SRA and other legal regulators are launching a pilot this month to trial new approaches to improve the information available to the public about lawyer

29 Jan 2021 | Legal services

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