Joe Egan is the 173rd president of the Law Society. Since 1996, he has also represented solicitors in Lancashire and Greater Manchester on the Law Society's Council.
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04 August 2017
Speed, ease and efficiency are laudable objectives for the court system in England and Wales, but current proposals for a flexible operating hours pilot raise far more concerns than solutions. When the plan to pilot extended court opening hours was first announced in May, the Law Society warned HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) that the scheme could heap more pressure on an already fragile system.