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Ministry of Justice officials have said plans to increase the small claims limit to £5,000 for motoring claims will be implemented in April 2019.
HMCTS has recently announced six separate, but related, public consultations about the future of the HM Courts and Tribunals Service estate.
The Law Society has responded to the Law Commission’s consultation on its draft Sentencing Code for England and Wales.
On 1 February, an exercise will be launched to select up to seven new members of the Court of Appeal to take up appointment from summer 2018 onwards.
Lawyers across the world risk harassment, imprisonment and even murder just for doing their jobs, the Law Society of England and Wales said on the Day of the Endangered Lawyer.
The number of magistrates’ and county courts facing closure is set to increase after the government unveiled a fresh round of proposed closures as part of its ongoing modernisation programme.
The Law Society has responded to a Home Office consultation on new legislation on offensive and dangerous weapons.
There is an on-going police investigation into toxicology tests carried out at Randox Testing Services and Trimega Laboratories Limited (Trimega) between 2010 and 2017.
Concerns over the sustainability of the fragile criminal legal aid sector in England and Wales have forced the Law Society to prepare to launch a High Court challenge against cuts to criminal defence fees.
Permission to intervene in an appeal concerning the rights of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) to have access to client-lawyer communications is being sought by the Law Society of England and Wales.
This training teaches how to advance a client’s case well whilst ensuring witnesses are not subjected to undue stress.
Our accreditation covers all types of criminal law work and supports practitioners to qualify to apply for inclusion on local duty solicitor rotas.
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