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On Wednesday 8 July, the chancellor of the exchequer presented his post general election summer budget to the House of Commons.
The government has loosened restrictions imposed on victims of domestic abuse which were preventing them from accessing legal aid in family cases, even when it was accepted by the government that a victim had suffered violence.
On 29 June, the Land Registry introduced form ST5 to act as a statement of truth in support of an application to cancel a Form A restriction.
What should a conveyancer acting for the purchaser do when they receive a contract from the seller that includes unnecessary special conditions? Read the answer on our website or call the Practice Advice Service on 020 7320 5675 for free and confidential support.
On 30 November 2015, the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) will amend the requirements relating to building insurance in part 2 of the CML Handbook.
New Court of Appeal practice guidance will come into force on 1 August 2015 which extends the current expected hear-by periods. It replaces the practice note dated 28 February 2003 and will apply for all cases filed after 30 July 2015.
Criminal solicitors practising in the North Eastern and South Eastern circuits are being invited to participate in the pilot of a new crown court digital case system (DCS) which will include case file access via Wi-Fi.
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has confirmed that customers are currently experiencing issues with relief codes 34 and 35 when filing online SDLT payments.
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If you are an LPC student, paralegal or trainee solicitor, please consider entering the JLD essay competition. The question this year is: 'Should there ever be a case for absolute anonymity in legal proceedings, and if so, why and for whom?'
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The Ministry of Justice is launching the 2015/16 round of Queen's Counsel honoris causa (honorary silk) awards by inviting nominations. The Law Society is looking for member candidates to be put forward as Law Society nominees.
We want your views on how the Legal Ombudsman is funded and whether any changes could be made to make its case-fee structure fairer:
The SRA has published a consultation paper on reforms to professional indemnity insurance (PII) and the Compensation Fund. This follows the SRA's controversial 2014 proposals.
The Law Society is assessing how the SRA proposals might impact the profession and its clients. The Society will seek the profession's views on how it should respond to the SRA.
Read the consultation document on the SRA website
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