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14 August 2008
Issue: 7334 / Categories: News , Legal services

News in brief

Emergency legal aid schemes for people faced with repossession are to be created in an additional 20 county courts, the Legal Services Commission has announced. The move comes after Council of Mortgage Lenders statistics showed a sharp increase in repossessions. The Housing Possession Court Duty Schemes allow anyone in danger of eviction or having property repossessed to get free legal advice and representation.
 

Issue: 7334 / Categories: News , Legal services
MOVERS & SHAKERS
Two new partners join Lester Aldridge’s Southampton office
bank house chambers
Bank House Chambers is looking to expand and recruit new members
Payne Hicks Beach strengthens its international Dispute Resolution practice with new Partner hire
NEWS
The Cabinet Office has defended the government’s handling of the pandemic, in its response to the Lords' Constitution Committee’s report on coronavirus (COVID-19) and the use and scrutiny of emergency powers
An inquiry into Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) sentences has been launched by a parliamentary committee
NLJ columnist and former District Judge Stephen Gold's latest book, The Return of Breaking Bad, is now on sale
The Courts and Tribunals Judiciary has issued updated practical guidance on remote hearings
Lawyers from across the UK will be hitting the pedals in the week 11-17 October, for Breast Cancer Now’s annual charity cycle race, Tour de Law