Judge complains of “too many swindlers” after wrongly questioning status of solicitor – Legal Futures

Posted February 8th, 2016 in appeals, bias, internet, judges, landlord & tenant, Law Society, news, solicitors by tracey

‘A judge who wrongly questioned the status of a solicitor after doing his own research on the Law Society’s website, has been criticised by the Court of Appeal.’

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Legal Futures, 5th February 2016

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UK courtrooms do not reflect diversity of the communities they serve, judge says – The Independent

Posted February 4th, 2016 in diversity, judges, judiciary, news by tracey

‘Schools and policymakers have a responsibility to address the lack of diversity in the judiciary to better reflect society as a whole, a top judge has said. The UK’s “white, middle-class, middle-aged, male” courtrooms do not represent the diverse communities they are supposed to serve, Judge Wendy Joseph QC said, emphasising her strong desire for “change”.’

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The Independent, 4th February 2016

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100 judges and magistrates received death threats over cases in past five years – The Guardian

Posted February 2nd, 2016 in courts, harassment, intimidation, judges, judiciary, magistrates, news, offensive weapons by sally

‘A hundred judges and magistrates have received written threats connected to cases they presided over during the past five years, the Ministry of Justice has revealed.’

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The Guardian, 1st February 2016

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Financial list for cases over £50m working well, Mr Justice Blair says – Litigation Futures

Posted January 28th, 2016 in banking, budgets, costs, financial regulation, judges, news, pilot schemes, speeches, trials by sally

‘The ‘financial list’ launched by the High Court in October last year for claims linked to the financial markets and worth over £50m is “operating well”, Mr Justice Blair has said.’

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Litigation Futures, 27th January 2016

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Judges should be able to decline ‘unfair’ QASA evaluations, SRA says – Legal Futures

Posted January 26th, 2016 in advocacy, judges, news, quality assurance, Solicitors Regulation Authority by sally

‘Judges should be able to opt out of assessing advocates under the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA) if they believe it would be unfair, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has said.’

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Legal Futures, 26th January 2016

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Lord Bramall inquiry: How did police obtain search warrant for ‘PR exercise’, asks retired judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 25th, 2016 in child abuse, evidence, inquiries, judges, news, police, warrants, wasting police time, witnesses by sally

‘Exclusive: Metropolitan Police’s handling of aborted child sex abuse case challenged as key abuse witness reveals police informant “stole” details.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th January 2016

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Top judge says justice system is now unaffordable to most – The Guardian

‘Civil justice is unaffordable for most people, more people are being forced to represent themselves, and judges – whose pensions have been cut – feel underappreciated, according to the lord chief justice.’

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The Guardian, 13th January 2016

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Family judge criticised for not naming council that breached father’s rights – The Guardian

‘A family court judge has come under fire after refusing to name a council that violated a man’s parental rights by taking his four-year-old daughter into care without a proper investigation.’

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The Guardian, 10th January 2016

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Judges must stop insulting each other, Supreme Court President warns – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 10th, 2015 in judges, judiciary, news, speeches by sally

‘While it is ‘fun’ to malign fellow lawmakers in judgements, it undermines confidence in the courts, Lord Neuberger says.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th December 2015

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Judicial system should be “more ready to accommodate academics”, Lord Neuberger says – Litigation Futures

Posted December 9th, 2015 in disabled persons, diversity, equality, gender, judges, judiciary, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘The judicial system should be “more ready to accommodate academics” who were “more notable for their quality than for their quantity”, Lord Neuberger has said.’

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Litigation Futures, 9th December 2015

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Judges will need to get to grips with AI, says Lord Neuberger – Litigation Futures

Posted December 2nd, 2015 in computer programs, judges, judiciary, news by sally

‘Judges will have to learn how to use artificial intelligence (AI), the president of the Supreme Court has said, but there is “little point” in them worrying about the possibility of being replaced by it.’

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Litigation Futures, 30th November 2015

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Judge’s anger at being ‘unable to protect public’ from serial drink-driver who is a ‘death in waiting’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 2nd, 2015 in alcohol abuse, criminal justice, dangerous driving, judges, news, sentencing by sally

‘Birmingham judge bemoans sentencing powers that leave him unable to impose a ‘sentence that is deserved’ in case of ‘deadly’ drink-driver.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st December 2015

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Emotions at work – New Law Journal

Posted November 30th, 2015 in judges, judiciary, news, professional conduct by sally

‘Dermot Feenan explores the topic of judicial tears.’

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New Law Journal, 26th November 2015

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Transcript of the Lord Chief Justice’s Annual Press Conference 2015 – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

‘The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, held his annual press conference on Tuesday, 17 November, 2015, at the Royal Courts of Justice.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 17th November 2015

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Tribunals president urges web-based “expansion of justice” and rationalisation of judiciary – Litigation Futures

Posted November 17th, 2015 in civil justice, criminal justice, internet, judges, news, tribunals by tracey

‘The courts should embrace IT and the internet in ways that improve access to justice and make scarce resources go further, if the values embodied in Magna Carta are to be realised, according to a senior judge.’

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Litigation Futures, 17th November 2015

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Speech by Sir Ernest Ryder: In the Shadow of Magna Carta – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted November 17th, 2015 in civil justice, courts, criminal justice, internet, judges, magna carta, speeches, tribunals by tracey

‘The Rt Hon Sir Ernest Ryder gave a speech “In the Shadow of Magna Carta” in Washington DC on 13 November 2015.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 13th November 2015

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Speech by the Lord Chief Justice: The Centrality of Justice – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted November 17th, 2015 in civil justice, courts, criminal justice, judges, judiciary, rule of law, speeches by tracey

‘Speech by the Lord Chief Justice, “The Centrality of Justice: Its contribution to Society, and its Delivery” The Lord Williams of Mostyn Memorial Lecture on 10 November 2015.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 16th November 2015

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Lord Woolf warns of ‘dangers’ and ‘expense’ of scrapping Human Rights Act – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 11th, 2015 in deportation, EC law, human rights, international law, judges, news, treaties by sally

‘Abolishing current human rights laws will create uncertainty and give clever lawyers a field day, says former Lord Chief Justice.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th November 2015

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Justice Knowles urges legal community to ‘work harder’ to keep UK as dispute resolution leader – Legal Week

Posted November 10th, 2015 in arbitration, dispute resolution, judges, news, pilot schemes, speeches by sally

‘Leading commercial judge outlines strategy to keep UK’s status as top destination for business disputes’

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Legal Week, 6th November 2015

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Leading judge tells expert witnesses to find ‘common ground’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 10th, 2015 in costs, expert witnesses, judges, news by sally

‘A senior member of the judiciary wants to see expert witnesses create easy-to-understand guides highlighting common ground in disputes.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 6th November 2015

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