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 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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Speech by Lord Justice Treacy at the Criminal Law Review Conference – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted December 4th, 2015 in health & safety, robbery, sentencing, speeches, theft, victims by tracey

‘I am pleased to be here today as I think this a good opportunity for me as Chairman, to outline four broad themes which go some way to showing different aspects of the Sentencing Council’s work.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 3rd December 2015

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Speech by Lord Dyson: Is Judicial Review a Threat to Democracy? – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted December 3rd, 2015 in civil justice, judicial review, proportionality, speeches by tracey

‘Speech by Rt Hon Lord Dyson, Master of the Rolls at The Sultan Azlan Shah Lecture.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 2nd December 2015

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Adoption without parental consent is wrong in principle – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted December 3rd, 2015 in adoption, consent, speeches by tracey

‘The Family Justice Council held its 9th Annual Debate and panel discussion on Tuesday 24 November 2015. The topic for this year’s debate was adoption.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 2nd December 2015

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Speech by HHJ Edmund QC on Better Case Management and the Plea and Trial Preparation Hearing – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

‘Speech by HHJ Edmund QC at the Criminal Bar Association Ann Goddard Memorial Lecture on 3 November 2015 entitled ”All Change: What you need to know about Better Case Management and the Plea and Trial Preparation Hearing”.

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 17th 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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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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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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UK surveillance bill could bring ‘very dire consequences’, warns Apple chief – The Guardian

‘Apple’s chief executive has sharply criticised surveillance powers proposed by the British government, warning that allowing spies a backdoor route into citizens’ communications could have “very dire consequences”.’

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The Guardian, 10th November 2015

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Speech by Lady Justice Arden: International and European Law: A view from the Bench – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted November 6th, 2015 in EC law, human rights, judiciary, speeches by tracey

‘Lady Justice Arden gave the keynote speech at the Government Legal Department International Conference on 15 October 2015.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 5th November 2015

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Speech by the Lord Chief Justice: The Law of Wales – Looking Forward – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted November 2nd, 2015 in devolution, speeches, Wales by tracey

‘Speech by the Lord Chief Justice at the Legal Wales Conference 9 October 2015.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 23rd october 2015

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Theresa May criticises police over stop and search, and race record – The Guardian

‘Theresa May will publicly criticise claims made by Britain’s most senior police officer that a rise in knife crime is linked to falls in stop and search, branding them as a “kneejerk reaction” and “false”.’

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The Guardian, 21st October 2015

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Lady Hale joins chorus of concerns over criminal courts charge – The Guardian

Posted October 20th, 2015 in courts, criminal courts charge, fees, guilty pleas, judges, news, speeches by sally

‘The deputy president of the supreme court, Lady Hale, has become the latest judge to question whether the newly imposed criminal courts charge encourages defendants to plead guilty.’

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The Guardian, 20th October 2015

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Quotas ‘demeaning’ to women and minority groups – Leveson – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 13th, 2015 in diversity, judiciary, law firms, quotas, reports, speeches, women by tracey

‘The president of the Queen’s Bench Division has branded quotas as “demeaning” to women and minority ethnic groups.
Sir Brian Leveson (pictured) waded into the controversial debate over quotas ahead of the publication of a government-backed report that could put law firms under new pressure to promote women in senior posts.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 12th October 2015

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Speech by the Lord Chief Justice: The Legacy of Magna Carta – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted October 9th, 2015 in magna carta, speeches by tracey

‘“The Legacy of Magna Carta: Justice in the 21st Century” speech by the Lord Chief Justice, The Rt Hon The Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, to the Legal Research Foundation on the 25 September 2015.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 8th October 2015

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BSB Chair Sir Andrew Burns sets his vision for the future of the Bar regulator – Bar Standards Board

Posted October 6th, 2015 in barristers, legal profession, news, speeches by sally

‘In his first keynote speech as Chair of the Bar Standards Board (BSB), Sir Andrew Burns urged barristers and key stakeholders to engage with the regulator on the future direction of Bar regulation at a networking function tonight at Lincoln’s Inn.’

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Bar Standards Board, 5th October 2015

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Climate Change & Rule of Law: Lecture by Philippe Sands QC chaired by Lord Carnwath – Supreme Court

Posted October 6th, 2015 in environmental protection, international law, news, rule of law, speeches by sally

‘In the run up to the climate change negotiations in Paris this December, Professor Philippe Sands QC delivered a public lecture at the UK Supreme Court focusing on the role of international law and judges in addressing legal issues relating to climate change.’

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Supreme Court, 18th September 2015

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“Many parts of the Bar are in severe pain,” acknowledges BSB chair – Legal Futures

Posted October 6th, 2015 in barristers, consultations, litigants in person, news, speeches by sally

‘The present model for delivering justice in the criminal, family and immigration courts has become “increasingly challenged” and “many parts of the Bar are in severe pain”, the chair of the Bar Standards Board (BSB) has said.’

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Legal Futures, 6th October 2015

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