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Weightmans Confirms Talks

Weightmans LLP today confirmed that it is in talks with Mace and Jones and Vizards Wyeth. The firm’s managing partner hopes to agree terms shortly. Patrick Gaul, managing partner of Weightmans commented: “We confirm that we are currently in talks with the partners of Mace and Jones and Vizards Wyeth.  There is no formal agreement in place at this

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HM COURT CLOSURES

HM COURTS SERVICE ESTATES   Today, the outcome of the consultation on the provision of court services across England and Wales was announced to parliament.  Decisions were taken based on the principles set out in the national estates strategy and reflected the evidence and information gathered during the consultation period, including the views of consultees.

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PROTOCOL ON DEFENCE STATEMENTS

As Resident Judges of the three Crown Courts in Greater Manchester we are anxious to do what we can to improve case management so that , if trials are to take place, they are conducted fairly and efficiently. We also wish to reduce the number of ineffective trials, and reduce as far as we can

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Mohindra Maini LLP appoints new Head of Commercial Litigation

Mohindra Maini LLP Solicitors grows from strength to strength.  They are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Anis Waiz as partner to head up their expanding commercial litigation department. With over 20 years of experience in property and commercial litigation, Anis has acted for major clearing banks and a diverse range of lenders.  In

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Manchester Law Society Charity Ball…..the Wild West is coming to town!

The Sheriff of Manchester Law Society invites y’all to the wildest hoe down of the year….our Wild West themed annual Charity Ball. The high jinks will kick off at sun down, with champagne in the saloon bar of the Midland Hotel. The shenanigans will continue, among the gun smoke and dancing ‘til the small hours.

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FOR THE ATTENTION OF ALL CRIMINAL PRACTITIONERS – Protocol for getting cases on early and dealing with early guilty pleas

Please click this link to see the protocol sent to us by His Honour Judge Andrew Gilbart, QC, Honorary Recorder of Manchester

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Costs Guidelines 2010

Revised guideline rates have been approved nationally with effect from 1 April 2010. The classification of the 4 grades of fee earner remains unchanged. Grade A:         Solicitors with over 8 years post qualification experience with at least 8 years litigation experience Grade B:         Solicitors and legal executives with over 4 years post qualification experience including

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