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Practising Certificate Renewal/Fee Collection – letter from Des Hudson, Chief Executive, The Law Society

Dear Colleague Practising Certificate Renewal/Fee Collection, November 2011 I wrote to Presidents of Local Law Societies on 18 October advising as to the delays with the start of the PC renewal and fee collection process for November 2011. As you will recall, the SRA intended to confirm by notification to the profession a decision as

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CALLING ALL CRIMINAL PRACTITIONERS – Stop Delaying Justice Initiative Briefing Sessions

The national Stop Delaying Justice! Initiative intends to ensure that almost all trials are case managed at the first hearing and disposed of at the second hearing in the magistrates’ court.  The initiative is led by the judiciary; magistrates and district judges working together.  The project has the support of the Senior Presiding Judge, the

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Invitation from MMU School of Law – School of Law Open Day for Paralegals & Legal Secretaries

 Open Day at MMU School of Law Wednesday 16th November 3pm – 7pm  Already working as a paralegal or legal secretary? Take control of the next step in your legal career. You are invited to come and meet staff and students from the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) and the Legal Practice Course (LPC) at this joint event.

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e petition vs price competition for criminal defence services

I have just posted an e petition calling for the abandonment of the MoJ proposals for price competition for criminal legal aid. I am hoping it will help galvanise opposition to the proposals in advance of the promised consultation that is due out ot the end of the year. It takes about 30 secondss to

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Co-operative Group to launch family law division

The Co-operative Group today unveiled plans to launch a family law division as it looks to take advantage of deregulation of the sector brought about by the Legal Services Act. Co-operative Legal Services has recruited three lawyers from London-based firm TV Edwards � managing partner Jenny Beck, partner Christina Blacklaws and head of business development

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MEDIATION INFORMATION SERVICE IN CIVIL CASES – PILOT SCHEME

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The Association of Women Solicitors Awards 2011

The Association of Women Solicitors’ annual awards are now open for nominations; with a closing date of 18 July 2011. For full details please contact [email protected] (Further information at the bottom of thise page.) Do you know a great woman solicitor who’s excellence deserves to be recognised? Please pass on this message; as we welcome

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Missing Will – Can you help?

CYRIL GREEN died on the 5th January 2011 late of flat 16 Moor End  Court Bury New Road, Salford Manchester M7  3PA.  Would anyone knowing of a will, please contact  Lewis Hymanson Small LLP (quoting ref HSB.EKC. 211220)

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