Manchester Children’s Book Festival (MCBF)

Would you like to help create an inspirational legacy for the children of Manchester with the MCBF by Celebrating books Inspiring creativity Fuelling ambition We want to make sure that MCBF continues to grow and serve the children of Manchester. We aim to impart a love of reading and raise aspirations in as many of […]



Young people today are suffering the worst economic prospects for several generations. Though mentoring is understood to have an impact on increasing opportunities for young people, the current offer in the UK is patchy in terms of quality, delivery and impact. ‍For professionals (current and retired) mentoring offers the opportunity to get out of their […]


Further Information regarding Interim arrangements for the Probate Service ahead of the new Fees implementation – Update 3

We have sent two previous mail shots regarding the changes to Probate fees which come into effect in May 2017. It is our intention to as best we can to supply further updates in response to some of the questions you have raised. Q. What happens in cases where there is a need for an HMRC […]


Information regarding Interim arrangements for the Probate Service ahead of the new Fees implementation

Changes to Probate fees which come into effect in May 2017. Details of the new fee structure are as follows;- Value of estate Fee required 0-£50,000 Nil £50,001-£300,000 £300 £300,001-£500,000 £1000 £500,001-£1,000,000 £4000 £1,000,001-£1,600,000 £8000 £1,600,001-£2,000,000 £12,000 £2,000,001 or more £20,000 For many of you that you will already be in possession of a number […]



TorFX, who are sponsoring the Society’s weekly e-newsletter for the next twelve months, is committed to provide a seamless extension to Manchester Law Society’s current services with our foreign exchange and international payments solution. These reflect brand, commercial and operational requirements and provide Manchester Law Society members with an efficient and highly cost effective international payments solution […]


Commercial Property Committee Forum

Date:  Tuesday, 28th February, 2017 Venue: Kings Chambers, 36 Young Street, Manchester, M3 3FT CPD: 1 hour 15 COST: FREE OF CHARGE Wilson Horne and Mark Halliwell from Kings Chambers and David Brierley, Environmental Practice Leader from Towergate Insurance Brokers will be speaking at the Manchester Law Society’s first Commercial Property Committee’s Forum. 4.00 pm     […]


Manchester Employment Tribunals – Customer satisfaction survey

Manchester Employment Tribunals has recently launched a new customer satisfaction survey, to help them continue to improve the service they provide. Please could all users spare 2 minutes to provide them with some feedback. The survey can be accessed via this link: If you have further comments or suggestions then please contact: Sophie Hoare […]


Pro bono Cost Orders

The Access to Justice Foundation receives pro bono costs awarded in cases where the lawyers for the winning party were acting for free under s.194 Legal Services Act 2007.  If you provide free representation for a client, please ask the court to award pro bono costs. For more information, email It’s Not Just Peanuts! […]


The Great Legal Bake 2017 ​ ​

20th – 24th February (Wednesday 22nd February) Every year in the cold bleakness the Great Legal Bake comes to brighten up the wintry days. All you need to take part is find one person (or more!) to do some baking and sell the goodies to raise vital funds for free legal advice in your area. […]


Domestic Abuse/ Violence – 1st Appearances in Custody

Scope Greater Manchester has a high instance of domestic violence/abuse prosecutions. To better manage these cases the Greater Manchester Judicial Business Group is from Monday 6th March 2017 introducing new arrangements for the listing of first hearings of those charged with domestic violence/abuse offences that are refused police bail.  These cases will be brought to […]