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 […]



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FAQ from the Probate Service to assist you with using HMCT’s Probate Service

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, and the online service. The document captures the main points that have been raised in […]


Northern Circuit Guidance for Remote Hearings

Guidance has been issued by the Northern Circuit in respect of Remote Hearings.  Please see the note below for further details


HMCTS weekly update 18th May, 2020

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Manchester Law Society MLS Advantage Best Practice Guide for your home working during Corona Virus


HMCTS Daily Operational Update 21st April, 2020

  HMCTS operational summary 21 April 2020 We’re consolidating the work of courts and tribunals into fewer buildings. Some building are open to the public, some buildings are staffed but are not open to the public, and some buildings are temporarily closed. The list was updated 20 April 2020 Where courts and tribunals are closed, […]


Marketing in a Crisis: What can law firms do?

Strange times eh?  EVERYTHING has changed in the last three weeks.  The travel, leisure and hospitality were staring over the edge of a cliff, not just those sectors, but pretty much every sector in the UK economy. The Government’s Job Retention scheme is a lifeline for many businesses in the UK. For the rest of […]


Guidance for the Legal Profession to conduct a telephone hearing using BT MeetMe IN COURT

Introduction BT MeetMe is a secure conference call which has been used in Civil Hearings for some time. In the current situation it may be required for use where Skype cannot be used. It is essential to the effective operation of the system that you have provided listing with your phone number on the day […]


How our MLS Advantage Partner Docutech can help your firm with Agile Working

Helping Law Firms through a working crisis! Given the uncertainty in our country and around the world, it has become increasing important to focus on the way businesses share information. As many people are working remotely, we as businesses have a responsibility to ensure that staff members can access critical information when they need to, […]