NATIONAL LAW SOCIETY NEWS

Return to the Workplace toolkit As the government begin to lift restrictions and solicitors slowly return to the office in the coming weeks, it is vitally important that firms are prepared and have taken all the necessary steps to ensure their safety.  The Law Society have published a return to the office toolkit, focused on

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WHERE SHOULD PROBATE APPLICATIONS BE SENT TO?

Please see the list below for where Probate Applications should be sent to.[pdf-embedder url=”https://www.manchesterlawsociety.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Where-to-send-your-probate-application-forms-to.pdf” title=”Where to send your probate application forms to”]  

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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

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INDICTABLE OFFENCES – NOTE FOR ALL DEFENCE PRACTITIONERS

Could all members in the Defence community of Greater Manchester please note that plans are being made to deal with cases involving Defendants who have been charged/summons/postal requisitioned to appear before the Magistrates court with an indictable offence. The CPS/Court will be in contact with Defence Solicitors in the coming weeks to arrange a listing

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ST HELENS RE-OPENING FOR ‘LONG’ CIVIL HEARINGS

St Helens – re-opening for ‘long’ civil1 hearings Note To Solicitors / Counsel St Helens will be re-commencing hearing of Fast Track trials in the week commencing 6th July 2020 . 2 Certain suitable small claims trials may also be listed. Please see the attached document for further details [pdf-embedder url=”https://www.manchesterlawsociety.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/St-Helens-PTRFLH-note-to-practitioners-pdf.pdf” title=”St Helens PTRFLH note

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Covid 19 – the next steps in dealing with Civil Litigation

Please see the attached update from the Designated Civil Judge, His Honour Judge Nigel Bird, on the next steps for dealing with Covid 19 at the Manchester CJC.  Please circulate to all your Civil and Family practitioner colleagues and contacts. [pdf-embedder url=”https://www.manchesterlawsociety.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Covid-19-the-Next-Steps-in-Dealing-with-Civil-Litigation.pdf” title=”Covid-19 the Next Steps in Dealing with Civil Litigation”]

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Northern Circuit Guidance for video hearings

Northern Circuit Guidance for video hearings, which has been approved by HHJ’s Bird and Sephton can be found below.  Would practitioners please take particular note of the comments relating to bundles.[pdf-embedder url=”https://www.manchesterlawsociety.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/NORTHERN-CIRCUIT-GUIDANCE-FOR-REMOTE-HEARINGS-1.pdf” title=”NORTHERN CIRCUIT GUIDANCE FOR REMOTE HEARINGS”]

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