Revised Guide to the Preparation and Service of Bundles, Skeleton Arguments and Authorities in the Business and Property Courts in Manchester

Please download the latest version of the Guide to the Preparation and Service of Bundles, Skeleton Arguments and Authorities in the Business and Property Courts in Manchester, revising and replacing the Guide published last November. The Guide reflects the fact that we are beginning to return to face-to-face hearings, and it seeks to build on […]


A New Procedural Dawn: a consideration of procedural matters for Business and Property Court practitioners in the coming months

Date: Tuesday 21st September 2021 Time: 17:00 Online meeting by Zoom With the Business and Property Courts slowly emerging from the Covid19 Pandemic, HHJ Pearce, HHJ Cawson QC and Nicola Richardson of Gateley plc will take stock and consider a number of procedural matters that will be coming to the fore for practitioners in the […]


News from HMCTS for Criminal Practitioners

  Nightingale Courts Update: The number and location of our temporary Nightingale courts will be changing over the next weeks as we reach the end of venue-hire contracts. Salford Lowry Nightingale Court will be closed at the end of August 2021. We are extending 32 Crown Nightingale courtrooms to the end of March 2022. A […]


GREAT Legal Services Trade Mission to the UAE: 22-26 November 2021

The GREAT campaign, Ministry of Justice and Department for International Trade are delighted to lead a legal services sector trade mission to the UAE & Expo 2020 Dubai in November 2021. We would like to invite members of the UK legal services sector to join our delegation to the UAE between 22-26 November 2021. This […]


The Manchester Annual Legal Service

All are warmly invited to attend the service to mark the beginning of the legal year at Manchester Cathedral on Sunday 10 October at 1030. This is hosted jointly by the High Sheriff of Greater Manchester and the Dean of Manchester Cathedral. The current High Sheriff is Diane Hawkins JP DL LLB. Articled when Jack […]


Call for evidence: dispute resolution in England and Wales

From The Law Society Civil Litigation News and Updates We’re asking members to send us your thoughts on dispute resolution processes, to inform our response to a government consultation. The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is investigating whether greater use of technology and services such as mediation and conciliation could offer more effective routes to dispute […]


Maurice Watkins CBE 1941 – 2021 obituary

  We are very sad to tell you the news that one of the UK’s best known sports lawyers, and long standing member of Manchester Law Society, former Manchester United director, Maurice Watkins has died. Maurice, who was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Manchester Legal Awards in 2013,  was currently chairman of British […]


BEWARE –  credential harvesting email phishing campaign in circulation

The email indicates the recipient has files to view/download and requests that users login using their credentials to access the files. At present, these emails are known to have come from compromised law firms, however it is possible that these emails could come from any organisation that has been compromised. The difficulty of spotting these […]


Improvements to MyHMCTS for probate practitioners

  The digital service for probate practitioners on MyHMCTS has granted over 60,000 applications since 2019. Moving applications for probate online meant that we were able to continue granting applications during the pandemic. In the past year, probate practitioners have continued to give us feedback on how we can improve the service and we have […]


Employee engagement, performance management and wellbeing has a shiny new look

It’s been a busy year already for us at Weekly10 with us welcoming a record number of customers. From start-ups featured on the BBC’s Dragon’s Den through to brands recognised the world ove, we’ve been busy onboarding. Our customers may differ in size, but what they all have in common is the desire to have the best […]