Legal services

New SDLT holiday deadline sweetened with tapered return to normal rules

House buyers sighed in relief at further extension to the stamp duty land tax holiday to the end of June 

04 Mar 2021 | Conveyancing

Lawyer warns of ‘years of misery’ for leaseholders

A specialist solicitor has warned that “years of misery” lie ahead 

26 Feb 2021 | Landlord & Tenant

Conveyancing Task Force set to reform industry

A task force has been launched, looking to manage the transition into a digital future

25 Feb 2021 | Conveyancing

Video remand hearings reinstated by police

The police are to reinstate the use of VRM after government funding, the Law Society has confirmed

24 Feb 2021 | Courts & Judiciary

Inside the in-tray of Sir Geoffrey Vos

Tony Guise takes an imaginary peek inside the in-tray of the Master of the Rolls

19 Feb 2021 | Courts & Judiciary

Extension to standard legal aid crime contract announced

Criminal legal aid providers are being offered an 18- month extension to their contracts, but Law Society is cynical

18 Feb 2021 | Crime

HMCTS staff strike is on the cards

HMCTS members at 12 court buildings balloted by union over safety concerns, and outbreak at Bradford is confirmed

16 Feb 2021 | Courts & Judiciary

UK law firms are weathering the storm 

The number of law firms in the UK has barely dropped since last year, confounding the naysayers

Under pressure: Mediation pilot is no silver bullet to solve housing case backlog

A housing mediation pilot to ease the case backlog is risky for tenants, lawyers have warned

10 Feb 2021 | Courts & Judiciary

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