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Blackstone Solicitors & Matrix 247 – an Advantage MLS founding member

With offices in London and Manchester, Blackstone Solicitors specialise in property and corporate legal services with an Iran desk enabling them to talk to many customers from different backgrounds. Matrix247 are pleased to provide to the firm with a new Cloud Based telephone system with new colour screen handsets for all users for LESS than […]


Manchester Law Society goes paperless!

Big News! Manchester Law Society is now a paperless organisation. We want to do our bit for the environment and are always looking at ways that we can reduce the energy we use, so going paperless was a logical step to take. This means all of our conferences and events will be paperless too – […]


In the Know- November 2017 Edition

HMCTS is committed to improving the throughput of work at the Manchester courthouse and we are keen to have your feedback on what you think affects this. We want to know what you think we could do better, what we do well and what we could do more of. Please email us with your views […]


Disability Confident Recruitment Workshop – Thursday 14th December

Diversity & Inclusion North Regional Forum Disability Confident Recruitment Workshop Thursday 14th December, 16.00-17.30 DAC Beachcroft LLP -3 Hardman Street, Manchester Dear colleague, Following a request from the members of our newly formed North Regional Forum, we are pleased to be able to invite you to a workshop to discuss best practice on making your […]



His Honour Judge Pelling QC, Specialist Chancery Judge has asked that we let members know about some significant proposals to reform the current rules on disclosure for cases proceeding in the Business and Property Courts. In May 2016, the previous Chancellor of the High Court, Sir Terence Etherton, now the Master of the Rolls, established […]


Closing your practice: regulatory requirements

This practice note outlines the regulatory requirements to consider when closing your practice. There are numerous actions that need to be taken when closing a firm and doing so will require forward planning. The process for closing a practice differs depending on whether there is a successor practice in place. Read more For further information about […]


Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal is reviewing its Standard of Proof – your views are needed!

The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) adjudicates on alleged serious breaches of the rules and regulations applicable to solicitors and their firms. It acts as both a first instance decision maker and considers appeals of decisions made by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Its powers include the ability to impose a fine, order a suspension from practice […]


Launch of TLS Legally Disabled project

September 2017 marked the launch of an exciting new research project, “Legally Disabled? The career experiences of disabled people in the legal profession in England & Wales: developing future strategies.” We would like your views, initial dates for focus groups are below, there will also be a virtual group for those who cannot attend in […]



Calling all Manchester Law Society Members Your attendance is requested at the Annual General Meeting of the Members of the Manchester Law Society, to be held at the offices of Mills & Reeve LLP, 8th Floor, 1 New York Street, Manchester, M1 4AD on Monday 4th December, 2017 at 17.00pm PROMPT. Apologies Minutes – Annual General […]



Details of processing and reply times for work at the County Court Money Claims Centre (Salford) and the County Court Business Centre (Northampton) can now be found at The information will be updated every Monday. The website aims to manage expectations so that firms can better advise their clients and control their diaries.