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Pride in the law: experiences of the LGBT+ community within the legal profession

During LGBT+ History Month 2021, LGBT+ legal professionals and colleagues who consider themselves allies to the LGBT+ community, were invited by the national Law Society to take part in an online survey about their experiences of being LGBT+ or an ally in the legal sector. There were 617 individual responses to the survey, with 62% […]


Can you offer support for Afghan women judges, lawyers and human rights defenders?

Members of Law Society of England & Wales are making offers of assistance for Afghan legal professionals who arrive in the UK. Offers vary from hosting on arrival for a temporary period, mentoring, and welcoming with talks about the English legal system, sitting in for hearings, and general help to familiarise judges with the new legal environment. Please […]


SearchFlow launches ESG Due Diligence Reporting Service for Lawyers

SearchFlow, one of the UK’s largest providers of legal due diligence data for residential and commercial property transactions, has announced the launch of a new Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) due diligence report service to support real estate lawyers in accurately assessing ESG risk during M&A and investment deals. As an extension of its due […]


Revised Guide to the Preparation and Service of Bundles, Skeleton Arguments and Authorities in the Business and Property Courts in Manchester

Please download the latest version of the Guide to the Preparation and Service of Bundles, Skeleton Arguments and Authorities in the Business and Property Courts in Manchester, revising and replacing the Guide published last November. The Guide reflects the fact that we are beginning to return to face-to-face hearings, and it seeks to build on […]


A New Procedural Dawn: a consideration of procedural matters for Business and Property Court practitioners in the coming months

Date: Tuesday 21st September 2021 Time: 17:00 Online meeting by Zoom With the Business and Property Courts slowly emerging from the Covid19 Pandemic, HHJ Pearce, HHJ Cawson QC and Nicola Richardson of Gateley plc will take stock and consider a number of procedural matters that will be coming to the fore for practitioners in the […]


News from HMCTS for Criminal Practitioners

  Nightingale Courts Update: The number and location of our temporary Nightingale courts will be changing over the next weeks as we reach the end of venue-hire contracts. Salford Lowry Nightingale Court will be closed at the end of August 2021. We are extending 32 Crown Nightingale courtrooms to the end of March 2022. A […]


GREAT Legal Services Trade Mission to the UAE: 22-26 November 2021

The GREAT campaign, Ministry of Justice and Department for International Trade are delighted to lead a legal services sector trade mission to the UAE & Expo 2020 Dubai in November 2021. We would like to invite members of the UK legal services sector to join our delegation to the UAE between 22-26 November 2021. This […]


The Manchester Annual Legal Service

All are warmly invited to attend the service to mark the beginning of the legal year at Manchester Cathedral on Sunday 10 October at 1030. This is hosted jointly by the High Sheriff of Greater Manchester and the Dean of Manchester Cathedral. The current High Sheriff is Diane Hawkins JP DL LLB. Articled when Jack […]


Call for evidence: dispute resolution in England and Wales

From The Law Society Civil Litigation News and Updates We’re asking members to send us your thoughts on dispute resolution processes, to inform our response to a government consultation. The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is investigating whether greater use of technology and services such as mediation and conciliation could offer more effective routes to dispute […]


Maurice Watkins CBE 1941 – 2021 obituary

  We are very sad to tell you the news that one of the UK’s best known sports lawyers, and long standing member of Manchester Law Society, former Manchester United director, Maurice Watkins has died. Maurice, who was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Manchester Legal Awards in 2013,  was currently chairman of British […]