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POLICE CYBER ALARM – UK CYBER DEFENCE NETWORK – WOULD YOUR FIRM LIKE TO BE INVOLVED?

You may have seen in the press that the police are piloting a new FREE to use cyber tool called Police CyberAlarm. It acts as an alert system by monitoring the traffic seen by an organisation’s connection over the internet.  It will detect and provide regular reports of suspected malicious activity, enabling organisations to minimise their […]

 

ON-LINE SECURITY NEWS FROM NORTH WEST REGIONAL CRIME UNIT

We have received the following best practice hints and tips for your on-line security from our friends at ROCU. Please feel free to share them with your colleagues, families, friends and clients.  They are really helpful and you never know, may just save somebody from a cyber attack of some sort. Avoiding Track and Trace […]

 

PRIVATE LAW REFORMS DURING COVID 19 PANDEMIC – GREATER MANCHESTER FAMILY COURTS

Private Law Reforms During Covid 19 Pandemic – Greater Manchester Family Courts We have received details, from Her Honour Judge Singleton Designated Family Judge for Greater Manchester of the changes to the Private Law process to manage the worrying backlog of private law cases which has developed during the pandemic.   We need to work in […]

 

Inclusion and Intersectionality

The theme for the ED&I Committee’s October article is INCLUSION and INTERSECTIONALITY.  October sees  • the tail end of National Inclusion Week • Black History Month • National Hate Crime Awareness Week • National Coming Out Day.  INCLUSION and INTERSECTIONALITY For those unfamiliar with the term, intersectionality is the interconnected nature of social categorisations such […]

 

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 […]