Practice Management: Legal services

Employment claims backlog is ‘just the start’

Claimants in the employment tribunal are now facing up to 46 weeks for their hearings during lockdown, it has been revealed. 

15 Mar 2021

New costs chair

Former government minister David Heath is the newly appointed chair of the Costs Lawyer Standards Board (CLSB). Heath is also a former director on the SRA

15 Mar 2021

A ‘dynamic and inspirational leader’: HSF elects first female chair

HSF has appointed Rebecca Maslen-Stannage as its first female senior partner and chair 
 

11 Mar 2021

Covid in court

Confirmed cases of covid-19 across 95 court locations were found between 26 January and 19 February 2021, involving 82 court staff, 16 judges, 13 jurors an

11 Mar 2021

SME bank disputes

The Independent Business Banking Resolution Service (BBRS) has nowopened for business. The BBRS is a dispute resolution service set up to resolve complaint

11 Mar 2021

Law firm performance

City law firms are “in good shape” but regional firms had a challenging year during 2020, research shows. Crowe’s annual benchmarking sur

11 Mar 2021

Remote Court of Protection

Evidence from medics in the Court of Protection (CoP) is “better”, CoP vice president Mr Justice Hayden had said. Commenting in a webinar, The

11 Mar 2021

Eviction ban

The ban on the enforcement of evictions has been extended to 31 May 2021. However, the Law Society warned that as tapering off measures start on 1 June, le

11 Mar 2021

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

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