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Stories and information about developments affecting the legal professions, both locally and nationally.

Law Society Excellence Awards 2019
February 14, 2019
Law Society Excellence Awards 2019

Nominations for the Law Society Excellence Awards 2019 are now open
 

Electronic Filing In The Business And Property Courts
February 12, 2019
Electronic Filing In The Business And Property Courts

E-Filing service for B&PCs outside of London launches on 25 February

Magistrates Courts Halved Since 2010
January 28, 2019
Magistrates Courts Halved Since 2010

Data shows that 162 of 323 magistrates courts in England and Wales have closed since 2010

Important Information For Criminal Lawyers And Firms
January 22, 2019
Important Information For Criminal Lawyers And Firms

Roll-out of HMPPS Electronic Monitoring Service reaches Cleveland Police Force area

Supporting Dementia Sufferers
January 18, 2019
Supporting Dementia Sufferers

Alzheimer's Society committed to spending £150m on dementia research - you can help them reach that target

The Law Society In Parliament
January 10, 2019
The Law Society In Parliament

A summary of the Law Society's parliamentary lobbying activity over the last month

Judges Slam Court Reforms In Leaked Report
January 8, 2019
Judges Slam Court Reforms In Leaked Report

Leaked submission from district judges to MoJ reveals deep frustration with court reforms

MoJ To Review Criminal Legal Aid Payments
December 18, 2018
MoJ To Review Criminal Legal Aid Payments

Ministry to conduct "fundamental review" of criminal legal aid payment schemes

William Hutton Prize Winner Announced
November 20, 2018
William Hutton Prize Winner Announced

Nicola Sharp of Mortons Law, Sunderland, wins prize that recognises excellence in trainees

Gender Pay Gap Reporting
November 19, 2018
Gender Pay Gap Reporting

Law Society guidance suggests firms with fewer than 250 employees report on the issue