Judges to rule on police requests for journalists’ phone records – Daily Telegraph

‘Police to be told they need to obtain the permission of a judge if they want to obtain details of a journalist’s phone calls or emails.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st February 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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The view from the bench (III) – New Law Journal

Posted February 16th, 2015 in case management, judiciary, law firms, news, solicitors, witnesses by sally

‘Elizabeth Metliss considers the judicial view of law firms.’

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New Law Journal, 13th February 2015

Source: www.newlawjournal.co.uk

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Two-thirds of judges feel their six-figure salary is too low – The Independent

Posted February 12th, 2015 in judges, judiciary, news, remuneration by sally

‘Hundreds of judges have said they are considering taking early retirement because they are not paid enough and feel undervalued after a series of Government budget cuts to the legal system, according to a survey of attitudes within the judiciary.’

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The Independent, 11th February 2015

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Related link: UK Judicial Attitude Survey (PDF)

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‘Judge not, that ye be not judged’ : judging judicial decision-making – Lecture by Lord Neuberger

Posted February 6th, 2015 in bias, judgments, judiciary, news, reasons by sally

‘Judge not, that ye be not judged’: judging judicial decision-making (PDF)

Lecture by Lord Neuberger

F A Mann Lecture 2015

Source: www.supremecourt.uk

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Judicial College to train foreign judges – for a fee – Litigation Futures

‘The Judicial College, which trains UK judges, has said that it intends to “introduce a charging scheme for the delivery of international training”.’

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Litigation Futures, 3rd February 2015

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

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Court fees: Proposals for reform – Judicial responses – Judiciary of England and Wales

‘Responses of the Lord Chief Justice, senior judiciary and the Civil Justice Council to the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) Consultation on Court fees – enhanced charging.’

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 16th January 2015

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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Supreme Court justices debate decline in dissenting judgments – Litigation Futures

Posted December 19th, 2014 in judgments, judiciary, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘Better teamwork, smaller panels and less controversial cases have all been put forward by a seminar attended by Supreme Court justices and other senior judges as reasons for a decline in dissenting judgments at the court.’

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Litigation Futures, 19th December 2014

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

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The Lord Chief Justice’s Report 2014 – Judiciary of England and Wales

‘The Lord Chief Justice has today laid his annual report before Parliament. His report looks back at the past 12 months and explains how the judiciary have administered justice across all jurisdictions by focusing on key priorities.’

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 15th December 2014

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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Being Human Event – The Humanity of Judging – Supreme Court

Posted December 12th, 2014 in judiciary, news, Supreme Court by sally

Being Human Event – The Humanity of Judging (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 19th November 2014

Source: www.youtube.com/user/UKSupremeCourt

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When is it time to stop judging? Age Discrimination and the Judiciary – Cloisters

Posted December 11th, 2014 in age discrimination, equality, judges, judiciary, news by sally

‘Mr White, a retired circuit judge, brought claims against the MoJ for age discrimination.

By an amendment, he added claims for breaches under the Part-Time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2000 and an allegation that the decision not to appoint him to the position of deputy circuit judge after his retirement was an act of age discrimination. These two additional claims were subsequently dismissed on the basis that they were out of time.

The tribunal therefore only considered one issue: is the requirement for a judge to retire on his or her 70th birthday an act of age discrimination?’

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Cloisters, 9th December 2014

Source: www.cloisters.com

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Judicial reviews: a decision that’s best left to judges – The Guardian

‘The justice secretary wants to restrict access to judicial reviews, but judging the lawfulness of executive action should not be a matter for the executive.’

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The Guardian, 10th December 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Peers continue JR resistance as Grayling admits misinforming MPs about changes – Litigation Futures

Posted December 10th, 2014 in bills, costs, judicial review, judiciary, news, parliament by sally

‘The House of Lords yesterday reinstated two of the three amendments it previously passed on the government’s judicial review reforms as it emerged that Lord Chancellor Chris Grayling had given MPs incorrect information over a key aspect of them last week.’

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Litigation Futures, 10th December 2014

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

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Ethnic minority lawyers nearly four times less likely to be appointed as judges – The Independent

‘Black and minority ethnic lawyers are nearly four times less likely to be appointed as judges than white candidates, according to the latest statistics from the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC), prompting calls for targets to be introduced.’

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The Independent, 7th December 2014

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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Consult judges on devolution, says lord chief justice – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 4th, 2014 in bills, devolution, drafting, judges, judiciary, news by sally

‘The lord chief justice has called for judicial engagement in the drafting of new devolution bills that will be brought forward by the next parliament.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 3rd December 2014

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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The Judiciary, the Executive and Parliament: Relationships and the Rule of Law – Speech by Lord Chief Justice

The Judiciary, the Executive and Parliament: Relationships and the Rule of Law (PDF)

Speech by Lord Chief Justice

Institute for Government, 1st December 2014

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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Speech by Lord Chief Justice: Cardiff Business Club – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted December 1st, 2014 in civil justice, courts, criminal justice, devolution, judiciary, legal aid, speeches, Wales by tracey

‘Speech by The Right Hon. The Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales at the Cardiff Business Club on 3 November 2014.’

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 27th November 2014

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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Speech by Master of the Rolls: Criticising Judges: Fair game or off-limits? – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted December 1st, 2014 in freedom of expression, judiciary, media, speeches by tracey

‘The Master of the Rolls gave the Third Annual BAILII Lecture on 27 November 2014.’

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 28th November 2014

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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Tax Tribunal backlog reaches record high – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 25th, 2014 in delay, judiciary, news, taxation, tribunals by sally

‘The backlog of tax disputes waiting to be heard has reached a new record high with a particular surge in the number of high value cases lodged with the Upper Tribunal, according to Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind Out-Law.com.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 25th November 2014

Source: www.out-law.com

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Employment tribunal did research on Wikipedia “to help litigant in person” – Litigation Futures

‘An employment tribunal which decided to carry out its own internet research, apparently to help a litigant in person, has been condemned by Mr Justice Langstaff, president of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT).’

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Litigation Futures, 20th November 2014

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

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Allegations Of Bias In Long And Complex Cases – Littleton Chambers

Posted November 18th, 2014 in appeals, bias, judiciary, news, recusal by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has handed down guidance on the approach to take to allegations of bias in long-running cases where a judge has substantial involvement in the prior stages of a case’s history.’

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Littleton Chambers, 27th October 2014

Source: www.littletonchambers.com

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