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CALLING ALL CRIMINAL PRACTITIONERS – PTR QUESTIONNAIRE & TRIAL TIMETABLE PRACTICE NOTE

Copies of the above documents will be sent out in all cases that may be listed for trial at Crown Square in the immediate future. Please see copies of both documents below.

 
CVP DEMONSTRATION FOR EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS

CVP DEMONSTRATION FOR EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS

As members will be aware the Employment Tribunals are now using the HMCTS bespoke cloud video platform (“CVP”) for video hearings, in preference to Skype for Business or Microsoft Teams. CVP is intended to be accessible for users and representatives through a browser without the need for special software.  There is also an app (Pexip […]

 

OPEN LETTER FROM THE BSN TO SENIOR MANAGEMENT OF LAW FIRMS

The directors of BSN have penned an open letter to the senior management of law firms, most notably the Top 25, to draw their attention to the on-going issues surrounding the inequalities within the profession.  Attached is the letter for reference. Within the letter, we set out a number key areas for change that include […]

 

GREATER MANCHESTER FAMILY COURTS REMOTE HEARING CONTACT DETAILS

We have been asked to bring this information to the attention of all parties and professionals involved in Family Court Proceedings in Greater Manchester. During the Covid 19 Pandemic crisis almost all the hearings before the Court are being held remotely by video-link or telephone. The Court must have your contact details if you want […]

 
BUSINESS AND PROPERTY COURTS IN MANCHESTER – PRACTICE ISSUES JUDGE

BUSINESS AND PROPERTY COURTS IN MANCHESTER – PRACTICE ISSUES JUDGE

Following a suggestion from court users, from Tuesday 3 March 2020, a Judge will be available, initially for one hour, once a week, to assist with resolving practice issues arising in relation to cases in the Business and Property Courts (including the Circuit Commercial Court, the Technology and Construction Court and the Business and Property […]

 
BLACK LIVES MATTER

BLACK LIVES MATTER

Manchester Law Society is saddened and outraged by the senseless killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and all those who have suffered from systemic racism, injustice, and violence. Manchester Law Society stands in solidarity with Manchester’s BAME community as well as communities suffering around the world. We recognise that racial injustice is not […]

 
RISK ASSESSMENT FOR MANCHESTER & LIVERPOOL EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNALS

RISK ASSESSMENT FOR MANCHESTER & LIVERPOOL EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNALS

If any member wishes to ask for a copy of the Risk Assessment for Manchester Employment Tribunal at Alexandra House, Manchester or Liverpool Employment Tribunal at Liverpool Civil and Family Court, Vernon Street, Liverpool, they should contact the Delivery Manager, Sarah Hawthorne at Sarah.Hawthorne@Justice.gov.uk

 
CALLING ALL PROBATE PRACTITIONERS

CALLING ALL PROBATE PRACTITIONERS

CALLING ALL PROBATE PRACTITIONERS Please see below for three announcements from the Probate Service. 1.   The Probate Service have recently developed a ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ guide to assist you and your colleagues in using HMCTS’ probate service. They have compiled your feedback, both in respect of the new PA1A, PA1P and PA8A forms released in March, […]

 
COURTS & TRIBUNALS RE-OPENING TIMETABLE

COURTS & TRIBUNALS RE-OPENING TIMETABLE

We have received the current timetable of HMCTS sites due to open between now and 3 July. Please note that the proposed timetable for reopening will inevitably change as HMCTS staff continue to rigorously assess their buildings and ensure they adhere to the latest public health guidance. The proposed schedule is subject to operational change […]

 
NATIONAL LAW SOCIETY NEWS

NATIONAL LAW SOCIETY NEWS

Return to the Workplace toolkit As the government begin to lift restrictions and solicitors slowly return to the office in the coming weeks, it is vitally important that firms are prepared and have taken all the necessary steps to ensure their safety.  The Law Society have published a return to the office toolkit, focused on […]