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MOJ makes lawyers eligible for covid-19 testing

The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has confirmed that solicitors who are key workers are eligible for Covid-19 testing

01 May 2020

Lockdown cyber security webinar

Law firms may want to consider joining a free webinar on cyber security for firms under lockdown running from 11am on Tuesday 28 April

28 Apr 2020

Cyber 'vultures' capitalising on homeworking lawyers

Firms have been warned by the regulator to be extra vigilant, with a specialist solicitor warning that criminal hackers have become increasingly sophisticated 

24 Apr 2020

‘Now's not the time’ to press ahead with online PI reforms

The government has again delayed its online whiplash reforms – just as the rest of the world quickly adapts to functioning online
 

23 Apr 2020

Financial remedies cases facing valuation challenges

Remote final hearings in financial remedies cases are facing challenges of financial market volatility, family solicitors have warned

21 Apr 2020

Chambers releases mock virtual RTA trial film

A future increase in virtual hearings is likely, says one of the barristers behind a mock virtual trial film recording

20 Apr 2020

Guideline hourly rates to be reviewed and updated

A long-awaited review into the solicitors’ guideline hourly rates is underway following mounting pressure from lawyers and judges

17 Apr 2020

Remote hearings: ‘mute the misbehaving’

A snap consultation on remote hearings in the family courts has been launched, while separately there are reports of litigants in remote hearings verbally abusing judges

15 Apr 2020

Three quarters of UK firms furlough staff

Research published this week has revealed that more than three quarters (77%) of law firms have been forced to furlough staff

15 Apr 2020