Profile: the 11 justices of the UK supreme court – The Guardian

Posted December 6th, 2016 in judges, judiciary, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘The justices deciding on the appeal by the government against the high court’s ruling on article 50.’

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The Guardian, 5th December 2016

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High Court judge criticises sex attack victim for ‘foolishness’ – The Independent

Posted December 5th, 2016 in alcohol abuse, judges, news, sexual offences by sally

‘One of Britain’s top judges castigated a sexual assault victim for “foolishness” for getting drunk on the night she was attacked.’

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The Independent, 2nd December 2016

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Mother who stamped daughter to death appeals conviction because her lawyer was interrupted by judge – The Independent

Posted December 1st, 2016 in appeals, child cruelty, judges, news, trials by sally

‘A mother who was jailed for life after stamping to death her 21-month-old daughter has launched an appeal against her conviction.’

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The Independent, 1st December 2016

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Lord Chief Justice: Community service is not tough enough and needs to be a more visible punishment – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 1st, 2016 in community service, judges, news, penalties, prisons, rehabilitation, sentencing by sally

‘Community service is not tough enough and needs to be a more visible punishment, Britain’s most senior judge has suggested as he says offenders view non-jail sentences as “getting off” free.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th November 2016

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Attacks on Brexit judges are bad for democracy, says former law lord – The Guardian

Posted November 29th, 2016 in EC law, freedom of expression, judges, judiciary, news, referendums, speeches by sally

‘Harsh personal attacks on judges are bad for democracy and in danger of diminishing the independence of the judiciary, the former deputy president of the supreme court has warned.’

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The Guardian, 28th November 2016

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Speech by Lord Justice Gross: The Judicial Role Today – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted November 24th, 2016 in constitutional history, judges, judiciary, speeches by tracey

‘It is a great pleasure to have been invited to give this year’s Law and Society Lecture. Earlier this year, in another lecture, I addressed the topic of “Judicial Leadership”. My subject on this occasion is the judicial role today, exploring some of its boundaries’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 24th November 2016

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Top judge urges tougher community service as alternative to prison – The Guardian

‘Fewer criminals should be jailed and tougher community punishments developed as an alternative to imprisonment, the lord chief justice has urged.’

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The Guardian, 22nd November 2016

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UK’s top judge unveils plan to make supreme court more diverse – The Guardian

Posted November 22nd, 2016 in courts, diversity, judges, judiciary, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘The UK’s most senior judge, Lord Neuberger, has announced he will retire next summer and signalled the launch of a judicial appointments process that could – through offering flexible working practices – improve diversity on the supreme court bench.’

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The Guardian, 21st November 2016

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Supreme Court’s most senior judge urged to stand down from Article 50 legal hearing over wife’s anti-Brexit Twitter posts – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 21st, 2016 in conflict of interest, EC law, judges, news, recusal, referendums, Supreme Court, treaties by sally

‘The Supreme Court’s most senior judge has been urged to stand down from a crucial legal hearing on Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union after it emerged his wife had posted a series of anti-Brexit tweets.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th November 2016

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Arranged marriages happier, claims former High Court family judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 21st, 2016 in judges, marriage, news, statistics by sally

‘Arranged marriage could be happier than marrying for love because it removes the pressure to find the “perfect” partner before settling down, a former top High Court family judge has claimed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th November 2016

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He’s back – Jackson to report on major expansion of fixed recoverable costs – Litigation Futures

Posted November 17th, 2016 in consultations, costs, judges, news by sally

‘Lord Justice Jackson has been drafted in by the senior judiciary to work on extending fixed recoverable costs – even though earlier this year he said he would rather not do it.’

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Litigation Futures, 11th November 2016

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Younger judges take government to court over pension cuts – The Guardian

Posted November 16th, 2016 in age discrimination, employment tribunals, judges, judiciary, news, pensions by sally

‘The government has demonstrated a “signal breach of faith” in cutting the pensions of recently appointed judges, an employment tribunal has been told.’

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The Guardian, 15th November 2016

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Lord Justice Jackson tasked with undertaking review of fixed recoverable costs – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 16th, 2016 in costs, judges, news by sally

‘Lord Justice Jackson, the architect of the 2010 reforms to civil litigation and procedures, has been asked to lead a review of fixed recoverable costs, with a view to the regime being extended.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 11th November 2016

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Supreme court judge hints at legal hitch that could seriously delay Brexit process – The Guardian

Posted November 16th, 2016 in EC law, judges, legislation, news, parliament, referendums, speeches, treaties by sally

‘A supreme court judge has raised the prospect that Theresa May would have to comprehensively replace existing EU legislation before the government could even begin Brexit, in a move that could seriously delay the process.’

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The Guardian, 16th November 2016

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Speech by The Chancellor of the High Court: A Look at the Future for Insolvency and Business Litigation in London – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted November 15th, 2016 in courts, insolvency, judges, judiciary, speeches by tracey

‘I am keen to speak tonight about the important work of the Rolls Building and the real value of the international reputation of our law and our judges in the post-Brexit world.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 10th November 2016

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Employment Appeal Tribunal confirms that judges don’t work for a living… – Cloisters

‘… they do, however, faithfully and diligently discharge their office and can be, of course, in an employment relationship.’

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Cloisters, 31st October 2016

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See you in court: judges prepare to sue lord chancellor – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Ministry of Justice has refused to comment ahead of a potentially embarrassing case in which serving judges will sue the lord chancellor over their pension arrangements.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 10th November 2016

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Digital courts’ success will win over sceptics, says senior judge – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 8th, 2016 in courts, internet, judges, news, witnesses by sally

‘The judge leading efforts to drag the courts system into the 21st century has reassured sceptical lawyers they will be won over by technological advances.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 7th November 2016

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Brexit: Former top judge warns over Article 50 appeal – BBC News

Posted November 8th, 2016 in appeals, EC law, judges, media, news, parliament, treaties by sally

‘The justice system could be undermined if a ruling that only Parliament can trigger Brexit is overturned, a former lord chief justice has said.’

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BBC News, 7th November 2016

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Top judge warns rising court fees threaten access to justice – The Guardian

Posted November 3rd, 2016 in civil justice, courts, criminal justice, fees, judges, judiciary, news, reports by tracey

‘Excessive court fees are in danger of driving away international legal business from London and preventing access to justice, the lord chief justice has warned. In his annual report, Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd also expresses concern about low morale in the judiciary and the difficulties in recruiting high court judges.’

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The Guardian, 3rd November 2016

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