• 22 May 2017

    NHS midwife exonerated by NMC after long interim suspension

    An experienced and well regarded NHS midwife who was transferred to clerical duties and suspended for 3 years following a complaint that she had performed an episiotomy without consent has been cleared of all charges by a Tribunal at the Nursing and Midwifery Council. The Tribunal determined that Anne Durling had no case to answer and dismissed 8 charges brought against her by her regulator.
  • 18 May 2017

    The Fatal Consequences Of Taking Selfies While Driving

    Everyone knows just how dangerous it is to call or text while driving. Social media trends suggest many people think nothing of taking selfies behind the wheel
  • 11 May 2017

    youth justice in manchester at breakdown point?

    The Youth Justice System which deals with many of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged young people is failing in so many ways and lack of fund­ing is said to be causing massive problems. Our Youth Justice Specialist Rob Moussalli discusses some of the issues in this months Law Society Messenger.
  • 21 Apr 2017

    increased fines for speeding offences

    Marking an increased seriousness or for financial gain? The Sentencing Counsel has announced an increase in the financial penalty for the highest tier speeding offences. Convicted motorists will now face a fine 50% in excess of that which they had previously, calculated against their income.
  • 07 Apr 2017

    How Is Helmet Cam Footage Being Used In The War Between Cyclists And Drivers?

    Despite countless advertising campaigns urging cyclists and drivers to share the road harmoniously, the war between both parties seems to be greater than ever. In fact, thousands of collisions involving cars and bikes occur each year.
  • 05 Apr 2017

    Jonathan Wall congratulated in the Messenger

    Our Jonathan Wall congratulated and celebrated in the Law Society Manchester Messenger on his recent accolade of being nominated "Paralegal of the Year" at the Manchester Legal Awards.
  • 04 Apr 2017

    gphc revises marking processes for registration assessments

    In March 2017 the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) announced that its Board of Assessors will be changing the way in which it marks its registration assessments in that candidates will no longer be able to have their papers re-marked and a multi stage checking process will be put into place instead.
  • 31 Mar 2017

    Damian Wall "privileged and invigorated" at being made partner.

    After over a quarter of a century of dedication to Burton Copeland, recently qualified Damian Wall is made partner of the firm he started at over 30 years ago as an office junior.
  • 27 Mar 2017

    true or false: driving offence myths debunked

    From texting in traffic jams to applying lippy when the lights are on red, we’ve heard every driving offence myth there is. Let’s look at some of the most common driving tales and determine which are true and which are false:
  • 24 Mar 2017

    speeding fines to rise by 50% in april

    Drivers found guilty of serious speeding offences will face harsher penalties following new sentencing guidelines for magistrates.