Failure to disclose

The Law Society is asking criminal law solicitors if they know of cases where failures to disclose ‘unused material’ evidence led, or could have led, to miscarriages of justice.

New Law Society board

The new board of the Law Society held its inaugural meeting last week. The board is comprised of solicitor and lay members and is chaired by Robert Bourns, a former president of the Society.

Metamorph acquisition

Law firm consolidator Metamorph Law, which trades under the Linder Myers brand, has acquired Shrewsbury practice Terry Jones Solicitors. Metamorph said the deal adds revenues of around £5m per year, giving it a projected income of £23m in 2018.

Blockchain scrutiny

The regulation and potential impact of distributed ledger technologies, such as blockchain, which underpin bitcoin and other virtual currencies, are to be the subject of a Treasury Select Committee inquiry. See

Family team goes to JMW

The family law team of national firm DWF will join north-west firm JMW in May. The enlarged team, which includes three partners led by David Pickering, will be based in Manchester and Liverpool.