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This practice note clarifies the status of LPP, explores recent concerns about how the right has been asserted, summarises practitioners' duties and clarifies the main principles of LPP.
Joe Egan welcomed the appointment of David Gauke as Lord Chancellor on 18 January.
Five solicitor advocates appointed Queen's Counsel today were singled out for praise by the Law Society of England and Wales.
The Law Society's view on the effect of Brexit on consumer rights.
A decision to delay a government pilot trialling extended court opening hour has been welcomed today by the Law Society.
As the saying goes, what is worth doing is worth doing well. If you want to secure a judicial appointment you should sit down and make a plan.
Joe Egan, president of the Law Society, has expressed concern over the controversial scheme.
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.
The judicial diversity figures to April 2017 have been published.
Tan Ikram was appointed deputy senior district judge (chief magistrate) in March 2017.
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