The King’s Speech

The King’s Speech King Charles III officially opened a new session of Parliament with the delivery of the King’s Speech on 7 November 2023. The King set out the government’s legislative agenda for the final session before the next general election. The speech, drafted by the government, unveiled a total of 21 Bills, 6 of

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Criminal Legal Aid

Criminal Legal Aid The Law Society applied for permission to bring a judicial review challenge against the government over criminal legal aid funding following their decision not to increase criminal defence solicitors’ legal aid rates by the recommended minimum 15%. The Law Society believe the government’s decision not to implement the key recommendations of the

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21st Century Justice Project

21st Century Justice Project In March 2023, The Law Society kicked off a three-year project to look at the problems facing justice in England and Wales and explore practical changes to make sure the system works effectively, now and in the future. They’ve engaged with experts in the field, members of the public, small business

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Fixed Recoverable Costs in Clinical Negligence Claims

The Government has published its response to Fixed Recoverable Costs in Lower Damages Clinical Negligence Claims which come into effect in April 2024.  Read the full response HERE  

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MANCHESTER LEGAL AWARDS 2023 NOW OPEN!

We are delighted to announce that entries are now open for The Manchester Legal Awards 2023. We can’t wait to hear about all the good work you’ve been doing and help you to celebrate your success at the black-tie gala dinner at the Midland Hotel on Thursday, June 8. As always we know our fabulous

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Manchester Law Society is deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. We send our heartfelt and deepest condolences to His Majesty King Charles III and the Royal Family at this sad time. Our Queen, the ‘Head of our Nation’, acted as a focus for national identity, unity and pride and gave a

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We #StandwithUkraine

MANCHESTER LAW SOCIETY STATEMENT ON UKRAINE We have watched in horror as the terrible events have unfolded over the past few weeks in the wake of the Russian Federation’s invasion of Ukraine. As the situation continues to escalate our thoughts are with all those affected by the conflict.  We think of those Ukrainian citizens having

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Manchester Civil Justice Centre Lateral Flow Test Update

LFT Briefing – PCUs Lateral Flow tests are still available daily at Manchester CJC for all users attending for business.  Please see the attached for full update.

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