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Legal aid support package to help lawyers 'weather the coronavirus pandemic'

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 17:15
Law Society welcomes measures but says significantly more needs to be done to help criminal defence community.

Ely Place Chambers to close in July

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 16:27
London set ‘deeply saddened’ to shut down after almost 20 years.

Police and legal chiefs agree Covid-19 interview protocol

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 13:02
Guidance states that legal advice for suspects should take place over the phone or video-link whenever possible.

City firms pledge £85,000 to save law centres from closure

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 12:13
Several law centres have sufficient reserves for only four to eight weeks.

Rules finally amended to extend time for civil procedures

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 11:42
Parties now have 56 days to file documents and make applications without seeking court permission.

Norton Rose Fulbright proposes shorter week and lower pay

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 11:34
City firm asks staff to reduce their working week by 20% in response to coronavirus.

Chancellor lowers bar to emergency loans for small firms

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 10:22
Requirement that SMEs must first seek commercial loans is dropped, along with personal guarantees.

$530m Zoom trial was a success, says partner

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 10:09
Solicitor predicts greater use of technology once the crisis has passed.

Weightmans and Walker Morris confirm plans to furlough staff

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 09:48
Firms state intention to preserve jobs in the long term.

Accountant fined over advice to solicitor who was later suspended

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 09:04
Institute for Chartered Accountants in England and Wales says firm failed to make appropriate enquiries.

81% of chambers will fold within a year, Bar Council survey finds

Thu, 04/02/2020 - 17:03
Bar Council says majority of chambers will collapse if they do not receive more financial support during the pandemic.

Covid-19: government threatened with JR over outdoor exercise limit

Thu, 04/02/2020 - 10:51
Prominent human rights firm says measure makes life difficult for families managing needs of children with autism.

Upbeat Burford predicts Covid-19 litigation boom

Thu, 04/02/2020 - 10:27
Bosses will spend bonuses on shares but litigation funder will not pay a 2019 dividend.

Supreme Court awards damages to fund US surrogacy costs

Thu, 04/02/2020 - 09:38
Majority of justices rule that, if arrangement has reasonable prospect of success, costs can be awarded.

Defendant and claimant lawyers agree relaxed litigation rules

Thu, 04/02/2020 - 09:05
Organisations respond to coronavirus lockdown with deal to allow extensions and email service.

Family court overcomes 'teething difficulties' in contested Skype hearing

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 16:08
Manchester lawyer says systems were put in place early on to ensure proceedings ran smoothly.

HMCTS reveals list of priority work for county courts

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 12:44
Cases split into work that must be done and work that could be done.

Supreme Court sides with Morrisons over vicarious liability

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 12:39
Five Supreme Court justices unanimously overturn Court of Appeal decision on data leak.

Court rejects ‘absurd’ contempt complaint against two solicitors

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 10:54
Applicant had wanted lawyers committed over brief witness statement concerning a contested attendance note.

Society strives to secure emergency support for SME law firms

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 16:56
Law firms steered to Business Interruption Loan Scheme, which could also help finance professional indemnity insurance.