Author Archive: Carla Jones



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Connecting with your clients… across any channel

As the ‘client experience’ continues to adapt in this ever-changing world of technology, it is worth noting that even law firms are having to adjust to the way they communicate with clients and respond to enquiries. Whether it’s email or phone, the channel by which communications is absorbed is not determined by the firm or […]


A message from our new publisher

I am delighted to have been chosen as the new publisher for the Messenger. I’m greatly looking forward to working with the committee and members to continue the great work that Julia Baskerville has done and realise that I have big boots to fill!   I have been running my Publishing company, East Park Communications […]


No Lawyers’ Carol Service for 2021

Sadly, due to concerns over rising Covid-19 cases, the decision has been taken to not run the annual Lawyers’ Carol Service at St Ann’s Church this year. If you would usually attend and would like to donate to St Ann’s Church or the Solicitors’ Charity, you can do so below. Donate to St Ann’s Church […]


Manchester Law Society Officers for 2022

Following our AGM on Monday 13th December we would like to welcome our new Officers for 2022. At the meeting Paul Johnson, Partner at Ward Hadaway, was elected President of the Society and Nick Johnson, Senior Partner at Glaysiers, became Vice President. Mark Fitzgibbon of Hill Dickinson remains the Treasurer. David Anderson of St John’s […]


International Day of Persons with Disabilities: How comfortable are we really with Disability?

Approximately one in five of us living in the UK has one & two thirds of people are uncomfortable about it. What is it? The answer is ‘Disability’. To mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPWD) on December 3rd, Jonathan Fogerty, associate solicitor at CFG Law asks “How comfortable are we really with Disability?” […]


LawCare’s Big Give Christmas Challenge

From noon on November 30 to noon on December 7, any donation you make to LawCare via their page on the Big Give website will be doubled from a matched pot of funding they have already secured. One donation, double the impact! LawCare have recently published the largest study on legal mental health in the […]


Award Winning ICT Provider to Legal Sector Celebrates 30th Anniversary

MLS Advantage member Matrix247 are celebrating their 30th anniversary this November. The award-winning firm was founded on November 25th 1991 by Stephen Pritchard, CEO, and Geoff Wright, Partnerships Director, and have been providing law firms with a variety of ICT solutions including mobiles, cloud telephony, managed IT, document and print management. Stephen commented on this […]


Manchester Legal Walk raises over £10k

Congratulations to all those that battled the weather to take part in the Manchester Legal walk on 29th September 2021! Your hard work raised £10,202.50 for the North West Legal Support Trust (NWLST) a grant-making charity, which raises and distributes funds to support free legal advice, services, and access to justice for all in the […]


Letter to all contracted Defence Practitioners Circulated by the Legal Aid Agency- LAA

Re: The continued recovery of trial delays in Greater Manchester. Further to the letter from Keith Townend Head Of Legal Operations for the North West, circulated by the LAA, which outlined the Magistrates Courts recovery planning across the North- West region I can confirm that the North West Courts Hearing Working Group [MCHWG] continues to […]


Calling all COLPs, COFAs, MLROs and MLCOs

We are delighted that we are now able to resume our COLP and COFA Forums which are also now being extended to MLROs/MLCOs! The next meeting will be held on 16th November via Teams between 12:00 and 13:00. We are very pleased to announce that Colette Best from the SRA’s Anti-Money Laundering Team will be […]