Meet your new Officers

Our AGM was held on Tuesday, 5th December and we were delighted to welcome our new Officers:- David Anderson – President Fiona Ledden – Vice President Ian McConkey – Deputy Vice President Mark Fitzgibbon – Honorary Treasurer Michelle Garlick – Joint Honorary Secretary Cheryl Palmer-Hughes – Joint Honorary Secretary Nick Johnson – Immediate Past President […]


The December Messenger is here!

Welcome to the December Messenger! Published with our partners at Legal RSS don’t miss this month’s issue. Articles in this issue include: An update from our inaugural Ambassador meeting Navigating the winter wonderland: a guide to thriving in the holiday season Transforming the Civil, Family and Tribunals Justice System We Love MCR Charity – December update Public Affairs […]


Where to go for mental health crisis support this Winter

A mental health crisis is when you feel at breaking point, and you need urgent help. You may be feeling extremely anxious; feeling suicidal, or self-harming; you may also be hearing voices, or feeling very paranoid. If you or someone you know experiences a mental health crisis this Winter, or needs urgent mental health support, […]


Court Report Journal Issue 15

  Check out the fifteenth edition of the MLS Journal Court Reports Magazine Published by Legal RSS. Read it here or download it here. Reports in this edition include: Going Into Business with a Loved One? Don’t Dispense with Legal Formality Selling a Company? Put Lipstick on a Pig at Your Peril Every Minute – […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Cross- Border issues in Civil Litigation

  Don’t miss this chance to learn about Cross-Border issues in Civil Litigation from a panel of experts at Court 47, Manchester civil justice Centre. on 7th December 2023. This is a great opportunity to network and hear from HHJ Pearce, Mrs Justice Sara Cockerill, Gerard McDermott KC, Paul McGarry SC, Jemma Fleetwood and Paul […]


New date for the We Love MCR Charity Firewalk!

We are delighted to let you know that the postponed Firewalk will now take place on 25th January in St Peter’s Square. The MLS Firewalkers and We Love MCR Charity want to express our gratitude and thanks to all those who have already generously donated. It is very much appreciated and the money will be […]


BPC Forum drinks event 16 November

Date: Thursday 16 November 2023 Time: 18:00 Location: Banyan, Hardman Street, Manchester, M3 3PL The Manchester Business and Property Courts Forum invites you to drinks with the Vice-Chancellor, Mr Justice Fancourt and other judges of the Business and Property Courts in Manchester. This event is kindly sponsored by the Northern Business & Property Bar Association. […]



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