26th March 2020

What are the new Coronavirus laws?

The Coronavirus Act 2020 was rushed through parliament and the House of Lords this week and received Royal Assent yesterday, Here Burton Copeland explains the key parts of the act and what new offences it creates

19th March 2020

Burton Copeland explains the new coronavirus laws

The health protection (Coronavirus) regulations came into force in England & Wales on the 10th February 2020 as statutory instrument no.129 of 2020. It was introduced by Matt Hancock the Secretary for State, Health & Social care and made under the emergency procedure set out in section 45R of the Public Health (Control of Diseases) Act 1984. Burton Copeland explains the reasons for the new laws, what they mean to individuals, how they will be enforced and consequences of failing to comply.

6th March 2020

Success for Burton Copeland yet again at the Manchester Legal Awards

Each year the Manchester Legal Awards recognise and rewards the wide range of skills and talent in the North West. The written submissions for the varying categories were submitted at the end of 2019 and shortlists were revealed in early January with final interviews taking place on the 19th January.

3rd February 2020

The demise in legal aid

The Times has highlighted that the UK’s legal aid budget has shrunk by 36% since 2010, falling from £2.6 billion to just £1.6 billion last year.

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