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By Erin Keating In April 2016, Walker Morris considered the Law Commission’s Consultation Paper which detailed proposed amendments to the Land Registration Act 2002 (the Act). Following an extensive review with industry professionals, a draft bill seeking to implement a wide range of amendments has now been placed before Parliament. Walker Morris’ Louise Power and Erin Keating […]

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For some time now, this newspaper has regularly been running stories about two vital issues which affect solicitors throughout the country – the Solicitors Indemnity Fund crisis and the initiative to establish a national solicitors’ pro bono scheme. For years, The Lawyer has been asking the Law Society to provide leadership on pro bono provision. […]

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