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Jury Trials & Covid-19

In a startling announcement, Justice Secretary Robert Buckland admitted that the right to a jury trial is in his sights and might be curtailed in a few weeks’ time.

Before the Coronavirus pandemic, the Crown Court case bac...

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Court Backlog and Covid-19

Let’s be clear, Coronavirus has not caused the backlog in the court system.  It was already there.  For those of us in the system, it was clear that the lack of investment coupled with court closures had already put the system under immense strain.

Custody time limits dictate the length of time that someone can be held in custody before the start of the trial. These rules are designed to ensure all persons are kept in custody for definite periods awaiting trial and ...

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Update on local lockdown – regulations published

The “local lockdown” regulations for Greater Manchester, Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle, Rossendale, Calderdale and Kirklees are finally in force, having been made and laid before Parliament on 4 August 2020.

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Local lockdown – A Legal Analysis

Last night (Thursday 30 July 2020), in a series of tweets, the Secretary of State for Health & Social Care, the Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, said that an increase in coronavirus cases meant that the government would be imp...

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Stamp Duty Land Tax Update

Yesterday, the Government announced a temporary Stamp Duty Land tax ‘holiday’ for residential buyers.

This change increases the band for which Stamp Duty is payable to ...

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FAQ’s for What you can and can’t do after 4 July 20

Check out the latest government guidance below.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do-after-4-july

In a startling announcement, Justice Secretary Robert Buckland admitted that the right to a jury trial is in his sights and might be curtailed in a few weeks time.

Before the Coronavirus pandemic, the Crown Court case backlog was approximately 39,000 cases. Since lock...

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OFFICE REOPENS

WELCOME BACK - We are Open !! After what seems like a very long 3 months we have opened our doors again to staff and clients. We have measures in place to protect all of our visitors. We are now shutting between 1 and 2 for lunch but will still answer phone calls during thes...

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Coronavirus Policy

We are committed to protecting all our staff, clients and visitors to our offices. During the Covid-19 pandemic we changed our working practices and where possible worked from home in accordance with Government Directive ...

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