I wish I could pass a longer jail term, judge tells stalker – Daily Telegraph

‘Judge speaks of frustration at only being able to jail a stalker, who drove female GP to a mental breakdown, for five years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th May 2015

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Judge asks: Where are all the applications to vary budgets? – Litigation Futures

Posted May 12th, 2015 in budgets, case management, judges, news by tracey

‘A leading judge has expressed his “deep unease about the desert of applications” to vary costs budgets – with practitioners responding that they are positively avoiding doing so.’

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Litigation Futures, 12th May 2015

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Senior judge says the UK needs a new Copyright Act – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 30th, 2015 in copyright, EC law, intellectual property, internet, judges, legislation, news, speeches by sally

‘The UK government should create a new Copyright Act to address changes in technology, developments internationally and in the EU and a range of problems and issues that have arisen with existing UK copyright laws since they were introduced in 1988, a senior judge has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 29th April 2015

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‘You are a snob, your honour': Village in uproar after judge’s ‘slur’ on its good name – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 29th, 2015 in judges, news, sentencing, violence by sally

;Locals accuse Judge Stuart Rafferty of suggesting the community was populated by thugs as he heard an assault case.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th April 2015

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Bradford fire: Sir Oliver Popplewell defends 1985 inquiry – interview in full – The Guardian

Posted April 28th, 2015 in fire, inquiries, judges, news, sport by sally

‘Sir Oliver Popplewell, who presided over the Bradford fire inquiry, speaks at length to the Guardian’s chief football correspondent about revelations in survivor Martin Fletcher’s book and why he sees no need for a fresh investigation.’

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The Guardian, 27th April 2015

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Judge who disqualified Tower Hamlets mayor leads drive to reform election law – The Guardian

Posted April 27th, 2015 in complaints, elections, fraud, judges, local government, news by sally

‘The judge who disqualified Lutfur Rahman is one of the country’s leading electoral law practitioners and has handed down previous, scathing judgments resulting in councillors being removed from office.’

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The Guardian, 24th April 2015

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Senior judge: politicians are ignoring harm caused by cuts to legal system – The Guardian

Posted April 24th, 2015 in budgets, elections, judges, legal aid, news, political parties by sally

‘Politicians in this election are failing to address the severe problems caused by deep cuts to the legal system, one former senior judge has warned, while another has called for a mass walkout by lawyers if the Conservatives are returned to power.’

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The Guardian, 23rd April 2015

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Top judge tells parents to be strict on teens – The Independent

Posted April 23rd, 2015 in families, judges, news, young persons by sally

‘The country’s top family judge has urged parents to do more to ensure that fractious and rebellious teenagers do what they “ought” to be doing.’

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The Independent, 22nd April 2015

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Review of Costs Budgeting Process by Jackson LJ – Zenith PI Blog

Posted April 21st, 2015 in budgets, costs, judges, news by sally

‘Following the introduction of costs budgeting as part of his wide-ranging package of civil justice reforms, Jackson LJ is now undertaking a review of the process.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 20th April 2015

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Fairness in the courts: the best we can do – Speech by Lord Neuberger

Fairness in the courts: the best we can do (PDF)

Speech by Lord Neuberger

Supreme Court, 10th April 2015

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From ‘pillar to post’ – Nearly Legal

‘In a judgment of undisguised anger, Cobb J described the conduct of LB Tower Hamlets and LB Havering as “shameful” in the way in which they treated AM and his family. I haven’t come across Cobb J before but his judgment in AM v Tower Hamlets LBC and Havering LBC [2015] EWHC 1004 (Admin) is just about as good a judgment as I’ve read in a long time. The question was which authority should have “picked up” AM and his household, with children who were almost certainly in need under s.17, Children Act 1989.’

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Nearly Legal, 17th April 2015

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Women who wear religious veils in court must be respected, says UK’s most senior judge – The Independent

Posted April 20th, 2015 in court dress, courts, Islam, judges, news, religious discrimination, Supreme Court by sally

‘Women who choose to wear religious veils in court must be shown respect, the country’s most senior judge has said.’

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The Independent, 17th April 2015

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Respect women’s right to wear veil in court, says Britain’s most senior judge – The Guardian

Posted April 17th, 2015 in court dress, Islam, judges, news, religious discrimination, women by sally

‘Judges must show respect to women who choose to keep their faces covered due to their religious beliefs, the UK’s most senior judge has said.’

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The Guardian, 17th April 2015

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Judge in underage sex case says she feels ‘extremely sorry’ for defendant – Daily Telegraph

‘Judge Sylvia de Bertodano launches a scathing attack against the CPS for bringing the case to court.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th April 2015

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Judge sets out approach to cases where risk of children travelling to ISIS countries – Local Government Lawyer

‘A judge has set out a number of core principles relevant to cases where it is proposed to make young people at risk of travelling to ISIS countries, and particularly Syria, wards of the High Court and remove their passports.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 7th April 2015

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Appeal judges condemn district judge who failed to give “any adequate reasons” for ruling – Litigation Futures

Posted March 31st, 2015 in appeals, judges, judiciary, news, reasons, retrials by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has strongly criticised a district judge who failed to produce “any adequate reasons” for reaching his conclusions in an adverse possession case.’

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Litigation Futures, 31st March 2015

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Lord Woolf: Conditions in prisons are as bad now as they were 25 years ago

Posted March 23rd, 2015 in inquiries, judges, news, prisons, recidivists, standards, statistics, violent disorder by sally

‘Conditions in prisons are as bad now as they were at the time of one of Britain’s worst jail riots, a former lord chief justice has warned.’

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The Independent, 23rd March 2015

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Supreme Court splits the baby over the benefit cap – Mike Spencer – UK Human Rights Blog

‘R(on the application of SG and others (previously JS and others)) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2015] UKSC 16. The Supreme Court was sharply divided yesterday over whether the benefit cap breaches the Human Rights Act.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 19th March 2015

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Three judges removed and a fourth resigns for viewing pornography at work – The Guardian

Posted March 17th, 2015 in disciplinary procedures, judges, news, pornography, professional conduct by sally

‘Three judges have been removed and a fourth has resigned following an investigation into an allegation that they viewed pornographic material on office computers.’

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The Guardian, 17th March 2015

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Legal aid cuts hurt those who need help must, claims High Court judge – The Independent

Posted March 12th, 2015 in judges, legal aid, news, reports, select committees by sally

‘Deep cuts to the legal aid budget have backfired by failing to help the people who need it most, a parliamentary report has concluded.’

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The Independent, 12th March 2015

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