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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
Simpson Millar boosts Court of Protection team with new appointment 
DWF adds new real estate partner in London
11 new recruits join Manchester-based Slater Heelis within six months
NEWS
The Courts and Tribunals Judiciary has published the speech made by the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Burnett of Maldon, at the Association of District Judges Annual Seminar on 11 June 2021. 
HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has updated its operational summary on court and tribunal operations during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 
The Home Office has published updated technical notes that provide informal and non-statutory guidance on immediate detriment cases as part of the litigation in The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice v McCloud; The Secretary of State for the Home Department, the Welsh Ministers and Others v Sargeant [2018] EWCA Civ 2844 (the McCloud/Sargeant judgment). 
The President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, has announced the launch of a two-week rapid consultation on remote, hybrid and in-person hearings in the family justice system and the Court of Protection
The Law Society is seeking views on its response to the previously announced HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) call for evidence on the value added tax (VAT) rules which relates to land and property