North West launch of the National Justice Museum

The President of the National Justice Museum, The Right Hon. Dame Julia Macur requests the pleasure of your company at the North West launch of the National Justice Museum on Thursday 11th May 2017, 6pm – 8pm at the Manchester Civil Justice Centre, 1 Bridge Street West, Manchester, M60 9DJ. The National Justice Museum helps […]


25 years of celebrating the region’s Inspiring Women

In 2017, we will once again be celebrating those women who make us laugh, cry or catch our breath at what they have achieved. The 25th annual Inspiring Women Awards lunch will be held at historic Midland Hotel, Manchester on 12th May 2017. Guest Award announcers, including Sky Sports presenter Angela Powers and First female […]


Women in the Law and Business Invite you to: How to Work Hard and Still Look Good

An event hosted at Kiehls Boutique DATE: 20 April 2017 TIME: 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm LOCATION: Kiehl’s Boutique Manchester, 60 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LZ A great fun evening with Kiehls teaching us all sorts including……….. 20% off kiehls with 2 item purchase Stella & Dot on sale Hobbs small fashion show Urban Decay long wear […]


Homes and Communities Agency – Land Agency Restrictions and Charges

CALLING ALL PROPERTY LAWYERS – this article contains important information about how the homes and Communities Agency will deal with correspondence from firms and respond to applications for consents and discharges. The Homes and Communities Agency is the Government’s housing, land and regeneration agency and is the successor organisation to a number of former bodies […]


New website for Capita TI

We are pleased to tell you that the main sponsor of the Manchester Legal Awards 2017, Capita Translation and interpreting (Capita TI), have announced that their new and refreshed company website in now live! After 6 months of hard work, Capita TI now believes the site is easier to navigate, includes a host of new […]


A message from the Delivery Director HMCTS North West Region

The way we deliver Justice is being transformed.  Among the senior judiciary, the Government and HM Courts and Tribunals Service, there is a strong consensus for change. Added to that, HM Treasury has granted the necessary funding of nearly £1 billion. Over the last year we have begun to see the changes being introduced by HM […]


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 […]