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    ​Regulator fee cut and other news in brief

    9 September 2019

    Regulator fee cut The Council for Licensed Conveyancers has applied to the Legal Services Board to cut regulatory fees for conveyancing and probate practitioners by 30%, rather than the 20% previously announced. IP crime figures The number of website domains suspended for criminal ...

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    Probate online and other news in brief

    14 January 2019

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    Courts bill to committee and other news in brief

    3 December 2018

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    2018-07-13T08:00:00Z

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    2018-03-18T00:01:00Z

    News in brief for 19 March 2018. 

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    30 October 2017

    LawWorks donation Charity LawWorks has received £162,700 to help provide free advice to small not-for-profit organisations and individuals in London. The funding was awarded by City Bridge Trust, the City of London Corporation’s charitable funder. Statistics explained The Inns of Court College of Advocacy (ICCA) and the ...

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    23 October 2017

    Judicial job precedent The Court of Appeal has heard a case which will determine the employment status of the bench, following a whistleblowing claim from a district judge. Claire Gilham is suing the Ministry of Justice, alleging that excessive workloads caused her breakdown. The ministry denies the claim. ...

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    16 October 2017

    Jail for ex-CILEX member Self-styled legal practitioner Prince Adewale Adeola, a former associate member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, was jailed for five months last week after being convicted of providing illegal immigration advice. Skelton on the board Taylor Wessing has announced the appointment of ...

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    2 October 2017

    Probe of trial waivers A growing tendency for governments to encourage criminal defendants to waive their right to a trial will be examined at a free event organised by the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law and Fair Trials on 12 October. Logbook loans law ...

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    Law Society mentee makes the bench

    12 June 2017

    Bello included in new judicial appointments.

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    Kathryn Bishop first chair of Welsh Revenue Authority

    10 April 2017

    With one year to go until stamp duty land tax is replaced in Wales by the land transaction tax, the devolved government confirmed the appointment of Kathryn Bishop as first chair of the Welsh Revenue Authority. The body will be operational from April 2018. Bishop has overn 30 years’ ...

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    Free2Convey passes 1,000 user mark

    10 April 2017

    Online conveyancing portal Free2Convey has announced it now has more than 1,000 registered users. The portal provides free, real-time access to chain status information. 

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    Lady Justice Macur is senior presiding judge

    3 April 2017

    Lady Justice Macur takes up the post of senior presiding judge with effect from today following the appointment of Lord Justice Fulford as investigatory powers commissioner. Julia Macur was called to the bar in 1979. 

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    ​Welsh legal giant emerges

    2017-03-20T00:00:00Z

    South-west Wales firm JCP Solicitors is to merge with specialist practice Glamorgan Law in a move that is set to create the largest law firm with offices solely in Wales. The new UK top-200 firm will have turnover in excess of £10m.

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    ​Marine’s conviction

    2017-03-20T00:00:00Z

    Five judges led by the lord chief justice sitting in the Court Martial Appeal Court ruled that the murder conviction of former Marines sergeant Alexander Blackman was unsafe, substituting a verdict of manslaughter.

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    Katie Hopkins to appeal

    2017-03-20T00:00:00Z

    Tabloid columnist Katie Hopkins said she will appeal a High Court order to pay food blogger Jack Monroe damages of £24,000 over two tweets. Mr Justice Warby’s ruling in Jack Monroe v Katie Hopkins was one of the first to define the threshold for ‘serious harm to reputation’ introduced by ...

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    Rival lawyer groups clash on Brexit

    21 March 2016

    ‘In’ report criticised by ‘Out’ Campaign.

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    Hungary threat

    12 October 2015

    Judicial independence is still under threat in Hungary, the IBA’s Human Rights Institute reported. Nick Stanage of Doughty Street Chambers condemned what he called the ‘emasculation’ of the country’s constitutional court, once held up as a model for ex-communist states.    

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    ​Google jurisdiction

    12 October 2015

    Web giant Google has received 320,000 requests to ‘de-link’ web pages following last year’s Google Spain judgment in the CJEU. About 40% of requests lead to a removal. A session on ‘online platforms as the new nation states’ heard that handling the responsibility amounted to Google becoming ‘the world’s largest ...

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    ​Nearshoring fear

    12 October 2015

    The president of the Law Society of Northern Ireland expressed concerns about the impact of the ‘nearshoring’ of legal services to the province. Arleen Elliott said that while she was grateful that young people had been given work ‘my concern in the long-term is how committed these firms are to ...