Month: October 2021

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Current AML regime “does little to prevent money laundering”

Changes to the money laundering regulations should focus on increasing the effectiveness of efforts to tackle money laundering through a more risk-based and proportionate approach, said the Law Society of England and Wales in response to HM Treasury’s (HMT) call for evidence. The Call for Evidence is now closed and will consider the overall effectiveness […]Read More

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SRA sets out plans for 2021/22

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has published its 2021-22 business plan, outlining its key areas of work for the coming year. Publication follows a consultation exercise earlier this year which saw more than 8,000 people have their say on the proposals through a range of virtual events, written submissions and online polls. In addition to […]Read More

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Resolution Awards 2021 crowns inaugural category winners

Family justice group Resolution today revealed the winners of the Resolution Awards 2021 during the final day of its Family Practice Conference. Alongside the already established John Cornwell Award, the inaugural Resolution Awards saw three new categories added to the line-up to celebrate the professionals who have supported families and children while championing the Resolution […]Read More

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Ampla Finance makes two new senior hires

Ampla Finance, the legal finance provider, has today announced the appointment of Natalie Player and Deborah Ward, both qualified lawyers, as Commercial Director and Partnership Director respectively. Natalie takes up the role of Commercial Director, heading up the business’ partnerships team, along with taking responsibility for developing existing and new products for the market. Deborah […]Read More

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New Cafcass cases decreasing

Cafcass figures for September show a slow in total case demand although open active children’s cases remain high. In September’s Cafcass report, total year-to-date figures reveal a decrease of 3.5% in new case demand compared to the same period last year. This also represents a decrease of 9.5% in public law cases and 1% in […]Read More

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Clio Launches Brand-New Hub for Law Firms

Running a law firm can be one of the most rewarding undertakings a legal professional will undertake, and the right support and resources can make that experience all the more rewarding. That is why legal practice management software provider Clio has just launched a brand-new learning hub, called The Making of a Law Firm Hub. […]Read More

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Greener courts initiative

The Government is investing in a £40 million initiative to cut carbon emissions of courts across England and Wales. The investment will see a range of new measures designed to improve the sustainability of HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS), making it more environmentally friendly, both now and into the future. Proposed measures include a […]Read More

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Digital support rollout for HMCTS users

The digitisation of HMCTS, a £1bn programme of reform, is being supported by a new national service following an extensive pilot and tender process.  Beginning in October, a £10m investment will see We are Digital manage a new national service, delivering support across England, Wales (including support in Welsh) and Scotland (for tribunals only). During the […]Read More

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