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  • Firms launches ‘will through a window’ service 29th March 2020
    A law firm in Wiltshire is offering a ‘Wills through a window’ service as law firms look for ways to execute wills validly amidst a spike in demand due to the coronavirus pandemic. The post Firms launches ‘will through a window’ service appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Conveyancing groups issue contract variation guidance 29th March 2020
    Organisations representing conveyancers have joined forces to issue guidance on handling matters during the coronavirus pandemic, including how to vary completion dates. The post Conveyancing groups issue contract variation guidance appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Lawyers and HMCTS launch remote hearings resource 29th March 2020
    A project has gone live enabling the global justice community to share experiences of developing remote alternatives to physical court hearings in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The post Lawyers and HMCTS launch remote hearings resource appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Train chat lands Scottish Bar chief in hot water 29th March 2020
    The head of the Scottish Bar has referred himself to the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission after being caught talking on a train about his client, Alex Salmond, in a derogatory manner. The post Train chat lands Scottish Bar chief in hot water appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Barristers urged to join Covid-19 pro bono panel 27th March 2020
    National chambers Clerksroom is rallying barristers to volunteer for a new pro bono scheme to help keyworkers and struggling businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic obtain legal advice. The post Barristers urged to join Covid-19 pro bono panel appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • DWF seeks extra “headroom” from lenders 27th March 2020
    DWF – the world’s largest listed law firm – is to seek more “headroom” from its lenders as a precaution to help deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The post DWF seeks extra “headroom” from lenders appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • “Grossly negligent” partner suspended over missing $2.2m 27th March 2020
    A “grossly negligent” salaried partner has been suspended for a year after $2.2m in escrow monies belonging to the other party in a deal was “dissipated in a series of unauthorised transactions”. The post “Grossly negligent” partner suspended over missing $2.2m appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne
  • Government tells conveyancers to delay completions 27th March 2020
    Conveyancers should continue to support the sales process “as far as possible” but look to change dates of completion during the lockdown, the government said yesterday. The post Government tells conveyancers to delay completions appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Opinions split on SRA’s centralised higher rights test 27th March 2020
    Plans by the Solicitors Regulation Authority to introduce a centralised test for solicitors wanting higher rights of audience have divided opinions among organisations and individual solicitors. The post Opinions split on SRA’s centralised higher rights test appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne
  • Knights cuts staff pay as Ince cancels dividend 26th March 2020
    National firm Knights is to cut the salaries of all staff earning over £30,000 and has started a redundancy exercise, while fellow listed law firm Ince has cancelled its dividend payout. The post Knights cuts staff pay as Ince cancels dividend appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose

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