A one-off update from the Law Society’s public affairs team on highlights and happenings from the major party conferences.
The 'pre-sentence report before plea' protocol now applies to all magistrates' courts in England and Wales.
Sustained investment is urgently needed across the criminal justice system to tackle the backlog.
The government is proposing to align the fees for professional and non-professional probate applicants into a single fee of £273 that is set at cost recovery, regardless of the size of the estate
The government must guard against the new Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill undermining access to justice.
HMCTS is extending its pilot and inviting litigators to sign up to use the new damages claims service.