Last week was National Apprenticeship Week, and a busy one for Lyons Davidson! As the Senior Manager responsible for our legal apprenticeships strategy, it has been a particularly hectic one for me, including meeting with both the Law Society Wales office and the Law Society of Scotland (LSS).
From 9 March 2015, the government implemented increased court fees for civil cases. The changes that have been put into place will mainly affect claims valued at £10,000 or more. The new issue fee for cases valued over £10,000 is now five per cent of the value of the claim and capped at a maximum … Continued
Part of the government’s well-publicised plan to make massive spending cuts is a proposed saving of £350m from the legal aid budget. A large proportion of this will come directly from a reduction in provision of legal aid in private law family cases. The cuts will leave thousands of parents facing the prospect of dealing … Continued