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, […]


HMCTS operational summary 31 March 2020

We’re consolidating the work of courts and tribunals into fewer buildings – some are open to the public, some buildings are staffed but are not open to the public, and some courts are suspended and the buildings are temporarily closed. We’ve published updated guidance on security, cleaning and social-distancing arrangements in court and tribunal buildings […]



inCase who provide a communication platform for law firms to help your staff liaise with your clients, are amazingly giving FREE UNLIMITED use until 30th June 2020. Such Amin, the CEO who is a Past President of Manchester Law Society and a current Council Member said he was going to send a video out to […]


Consolidated courts and tribunals will ensure justice system continues

Good afternoon, I have attached a letter from Susan Acland-Hood to inform you of a temporary change to the way in which courts and tribunals will operate during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As a result of the unprecedented challenges we are facing, we have significantly increased capacity for phone and video hearings to provide alternatives […]


Covid 19 – Greater Manchester Family Court Approach

  There is an expectation that the Family Court and those who work in it will continue to deliver justice, particularly in those cases where the delivery of justice is necessary for the protection of the vulnerable. That expectation comes with a recognition that we are unlikely to be able to do so in any […]



Judge Doyle, President of Employment Tribunals (E & W) published on the 18th March, 2020 the Presidential Guidance which can be accessed by the link HERE. In view of the rapidly changing circumstances created by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Presidents of the Employment Tribunals in England & Wales and in Scotland have directed that from Monday […]


SearchFlow introduces a Continuity Property Solution to help conveyancers progress transactions during the COVID-19 lockdown

25 March 2020 SearchFlow the UK’s leading provider of conveyancing search solutions – is today announcing the introduction of a unique data-backed Continuity Property Solution, which is designed to help keep the residential property industry moving in these unprecedented times.     Following a significant investment, the new continuity solution provides lawyers and conveyancers with access […]