Supreme court seeks new judges who will ‘improve its diversity’ – The Guardian

Posted February 17th, 2017 in diversity, judiciary, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘The supreme court began its search for three new judges on Thursday, seeking members who will “improve the diversity of the court”.’

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The Guardian, 16th February 2017

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Supreme Court president warns judges vetted by MPs would be picked for ‘political and religious beliefs’ – The Independent

Posted February 16th, 2017 in judges, judiciary, news, parliament by sally

‘The president of the Supreme Court has warned that its judges will end up being picked for their political or religious views if they are vetted by MPs before appointment.’

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The Independent, 16th February 2017

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Politicians too slow to defend judges after Brexit case, says supreme court president – The Guardian

Posted February 16th, 2017 in judges, judiciary, media, news, parliament, treaties by sally

‘Britain’s top judge has spoken out about media attacks on the judiciary and the failure of politicians to stand up for judges after the Brexit court challenge.’

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The Guardian, 16th February 2017

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Judges ready to jump ship over declining pay and conditions – Litigation Futures

Posted February 10th, 2017 in judiciary, news, pensions, remuneration, retirement, statistics by tracey

‘Research has shown widespread disaffection among the judiciary with working conditions, including findings that almost half of High Court judges would quit the bench early if possible.’

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Litigation Futures, 10th February 2017

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Court of Appeal judges told to stop writing unneccesarily long judgments – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 9th, 2017 in appeals, judges, judgments, judiciary, news by sally

‘Court of Appeal judges have been told to stop unnecessarily long judgments and replace them with more concise rulings.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th February 2017

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PI reforms could make justice system “unworkable”, district judges tell government – Legal Futures

Posted February 3rd, 2017 in consultations, judiciary, litigants in person, news, personal injuries by sally

‘The judges on the front line of low-value personal injury (PI) litigation have added a powerful voice of opposition to the government’s proposed reforms, saying the civil justice system could become “unworkable” as a result.’

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Legal Futures, 3rd February 2017

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Review of Practice Direction 12J FPR 2010 – Child Arrangement and Contact Orders: Domestic Violence and Harm – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

‘Report to the President of the Family Division by The Hon. Mr. Justice Cobb.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 20th January 2017

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UK judges change court rules on child contact for violent fathers – The Guardian

‘Senior judges are taking steps to end the presumption that a father must have contact with a child where there is evidence of domestic abuse that would put the child or mother at risk.’

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The Guardian, 20th January 2017

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Judicial pension scheme changes discriminated against younger judges, tribunal rules – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 20th, 2017 in age discrimination, judiciary, news, pensions by sally

‘Changes to the judicial pension scheme (JPS) in 2015 discriminated against younger judges, an employment tribunal in London has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 19th January 2017

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Judiciary issues warning to government over impact of PI reform – Legal Futures

Posted January 19th, 2017 in consultations, insurance, judiciary, news, small claims by tracey

‘The judiciary has weighed into the debate about raising the small claims limit for personal injury by expressing “serious dismay” about the lack of consultation with judges and warning the government that any savings are likely to be outweighed by the significant extra burden litigants in person (LiPs) will put on the small claims court.’

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Legal Futures, 19th January 2017

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Judges win pensions discrimination claim against MoJ – The Guardian

‘More than 200 judges whose pension entitlements were cut significantly have won their claims for age, sex and race discrimination against the Ministry of Justice.’

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The Guardian, 16th January 2017

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Reform is about much more than just Online Court, top judges remind profession – Legal Futures

Posted January 9th, 2017 in courts, enforcement, judges, judiciary, jurisdiction, legal profession, news, reports by sally

‘The senior judiciary has acted to remind the profession that implementation of Lord Justice Briggs’ Civil Courts Structure Review will cover much more than just the introduction of the Online Court.’

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Legal Futures, 6th January 2017

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Black judge claims he was discriminated against by disciplinary panel – The Guardian

Posted January 9th, 2017 in disciplinary procedures, judges, judiciary, news, race discrimination, racism by sally

‘A disciplinary panel has recommended that a prominent black judge should receive both an apology and “formal advice” – a dressing down – after its members found he committed misconduct in a speech he made referring to a fellow judge and that the matter had not been handled well.’

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The Guardian, 8th January 2017

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Lord Sumption and the Limits of the Law: Is the Human Rights Project Undemocratic and Elitist? – Family Law Week

Posted January 5th, 2017 in constitutional law, human rights, judges, judiciary, news, treaties by tracey

‘David Bedingfield, barrister of 4 Paper Buildings, considers the arguments in a debate of vital importance to family lawyers.’

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Family Law Week, 4th January 2017

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MoJ plan to impose fixed-term contracts on judges “could be unlawful” – Legal Futures

Posted December 21st, 2016 in diversity, fees, fixed-term contracts, judges, judiciary, Ministry of Justice, news by tracey

‘Plans by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to impose fixed-term contracts on fee- paid judges could be unlawful, the Bar Council has warned.’

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Legal Futures, 21st December 2016

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New terms and conditions for judges will hinder diversity – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 20th, 2016 in consultations, diversity, judiciary, news, tribunals by tracey

‘Government proposals to increase the diversity of the judiciary and improve career prospects could be counter-productive, the Law Society warned today.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 20th December 2016

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Give judges a role in legal regulation, Society suggests – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 20th, 2016 in judiciary, Law Society, Legal Services Board, news by sally

‘Giving the judiciary a role in appointments to the Legal Services Board could help protect the independence of the legal profession, the Law Society has suggested. Responding to the government’s call for opinions on the future existence and shape of the legal super-regulator, Chancery Lane warns of the international perception that the LSB is an arm of the state.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 19th December 2016

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The right to disagree – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted December 14th, 2016 in freedom of expression, judiciary, news by sally

‘John F Kennedy said: “Liberty without learning is always in peril and learning without liberty is always in vain.” I don’t agree entirely. Learning is always valuable, but I do agree that liberty is at risk, or in peril, without learning. As individuals, citizens and as lawyers, we have a responsibility to ensure that there is an awareness of, and appreciation for, the justice system in the UK. It is not easy to value something that is not understood.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 13th December 2016

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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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Gina Miller: supreme court judges on Brexit case are being vilified – The Guardian

Posted December 5th, 2016 in judiciary, media, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘The supreme court judges who will decide whether the government has the right to trigger article 50 without a parliamentary vote have been disgracefully vilified, according to the lead claimant in the case.’

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The Guardian, 4th December 2016

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