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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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The Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine, has yielded to the pleas of legal aid lawyers and the Law Society and extended the deadline for franchise applications by three months. Lord Irvine has given solicitors until 31 March 1999 to apply for legal aid civil advice and assistance franchises, a prerequisite for those solicitors wanting to continue […]

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