Legal services

Law firms bounce back and lockdown leads to increase in productivity, report shows

91 per cent of South East firms surveyed have seen a recovery in income and a return to profit since the end of the first lockdown

05 Apr 2021 | Legal services

An unjust justice system: The government needs to get real

Editor's note: Can substandard justice – whatever that looks like in practice – be justice at all?

‘Justice depends on government’: Peers publish damning report

The quality of justice is increasingly at risk and it’s the government’s fault, peers have concluded in a comprehensive report

Civil justice backlog: Peers call for urgent measures

Government must act urgently to address the case backlog in the family and civil courts, peers said in a new report

30 Mar 2021 | ADR & Mediation

Considerably more legal aid funding needed, say peers

MoJ must invest much more to legal aid 'to meet the reality of need', say peers

Chinese sanctions on British lawyers soundly condemned

China has imposed sanctions on Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, Sir Geoffrey Nice QC and Essex Court Chambers in a ‘tit for tat’, after the UK imple

29 Mar 2021 | International

Separating parents: paid to mediate

A £500 grant will be available to 2,000 separating couples under a government voucher scheme to encourage them towards mediation. The scheme will not

28 Mar 2021 | Children

Working towards the future

Julian Hawkhead reflects on how changing lawyers' ways of working will shape the firm's plans

Questions over access to civil justice

The number of civil legal help cases has dropped by two thirds since LASPO's introduction, according to the MoJ

26 Mar 2021 | Children

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