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Non-law at Shoosmiths

Shoosmiths has launched Shoosmiths8 Connected Services, a new offering providing non-legal products to its clients to help them “thrive”. Its r

Criminalising trespass

A new criminal offence of intentional residence on land without consent (trespassing) has been announced. Under the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bi

11 Mar 2021 | Crime

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

Democracy rules

UK citizens do not expect the rule of law to take a back seat during a national emergency, the leaders of the three branches of the profession said. Resear

LEGAL WALKS RETURN

Fundraising Legal Walks will take place in cities across the UK from 21 June to 21 October for the Access to Justice Foundation and th

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

Leadership academy

Harrison Drury has launched a new academy with a dedicated curriculum for new solicitors with up to five years’ PQE, enabling them to focus on career

29 Jan 2021 | Career development

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