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Manchester Legal Awards 2022 film now live!

The film, taken during the Manchester Legal Awards 2022 is now available HERE It features the Welcome Reception, kindly sponsored by Docutech Office Solutions, footage of the winners and award sponsors and of course the fabulous band sponsored by Legal RSS. Once again many, many many thanks to Interlink Recruitment for being our principle sponsor.    


Domestic Abuse Act 2021 Cross – Examination Provisions In Family And Civil Proceedings

Registration For Qualified Legal Practitioners For Cross-Examination Work   The Ministry of Justice is continuing to register experienced qualified legal practitioners to undertake cross-examination work in family and civil proceedings in line with provisions in the Domestic Abuse Act which will be commencing shortly.   Barristers and solicitors with cross-examination expertise and vulnerable witness and […]


“The Manchester legal scene is more vibrant than we could ever have imagined” – meet the winners of the 2022 Manchester legal awards

Read the full article in the Manchester Evening News here


Manchester Legal Awards 2022 Winners Announced

A massive thank you to all our sponsors and partners for this year’s Manchester Legal Awards which took place on Thursday 9th June 2022.   It was a fabulous night and it was wonderful to be able to celebrate the exceptional talent and amazing achievements in our legal community.   We hope that all who […]


The Messenger June 2022


MLS Court Report Journal

We are delighted to announce the launch of the MLS Court Reports Journal as a brand-new benefit of your MLS membership.   This new journal is launched in partnership with our friends at Legal RSS and will provide a summary of recent court reports which we hope will be an invaluable addition to your own […]


Damages Claims Live Service – defendant response journey update

HMCTS advises that on Thursday 2 June 2022 the Civil Procedure Rules will be updated to state that solicitors responding to claims for damages issued via the Damages Claims Portal (DCP) must respond using the DCP.   Please find below links to further information and guidance in preparation for this: Defendant mandation communication letter FAQs […]


Law Society campaign briefing: The future of criminal legal aid

The Law Society are calling for your help to support our campaign for the future of criminal legal aid. As you may know, the Government published its response to the Independent Review of Criminal Legal Aid in March. The proposals fall far short of what is needed to secure the future of our criminal legal […]


Changing Times: Opportunities for International Growth for Law Firms

Date: Thursday 19 May 2022 Times: 10:00 – 11:00 Venue: Online Get in touch: DIT Yorkshire The Department for International Trade (DIT) and the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) invite Northern Powerhouse (NPH) law firms to share insights into winning international business and have a say about how businesses are supported. The event theme is […]


Mind the Gap with Sue James: Access to Justice in the North West

  Greater Manchester Law Centre (GMLC) invites you to join them at a public meeting to discuss how they can support individuals and communities across Greater Manchester and the North West to access legal advice. The event will take place on Thursday 19th May at 6pm at Thompsons Offices on Central Manchester.   Speakers invited: […]