Transcript of the Lord Chief Justice’s Annual Press Conference 2014 – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted November 13th, 2014 in judges, media, speeches by tracey

‘The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Thomas, held his annual press conference on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014, at the Royal Courts of Justice.’

Full transcript

Judiciary of England and Wales, 12th November 2014

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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Be wary of judicial slogans – Jonathan Sumption – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 11th, 2014 in human rights, judges, news, proportionality, speeches by tracey

‘In his lecture to the Administrative Law Bar Association earlier this month, Lord Sumption surveys the concept of “anxious scrutiny” – a judicial method which he characterises as a forerunner to the principle of proportionality. The term was actually coined by Lord Bridge in Bugdaycay (1986), and was meant to apply where the rights engaged in a case were sufficiently fundamental, and stretched the traditional “Wednesbury” test to public authority decisions or actions which were not, on the face of it, irrational. (The citation given in the PDF of the speech incidentally is incorrect). The same way of thinking had been arrived at in the US courts a few years earlier, with their “hard look” doctrine, but to Lord Sumption there was something peculiarly English about the “crab-like” way in which our courts approached and eventually acknowledged this doctrine, hitherto alien to the judicial toolbox.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 10th November 2014

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

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Bar Council chief says barristers are here to stay – The Bar Council

Posted November 11th, 2014 in barristers, legal aid, press releases, speeches by tracey

‘The Chairman of the Bar Council, Nicholas Lavender QC, has described the recent legal aid cuts as “the biggest onslaught on access to justice through legal aid” there has ever been, but says the justice system might be at a turning point.’

Full press release

The Bar Council, 8th November 2014

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

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Speech by The Hon. Mr Justice Green: Advocacy in Peril? – Judiciary of England and Wales

‘Key note address “Advocacy in Peril?” for the International Advocacy Teaching Conference, Nottingham Trent University on 28 June 2014 by The Honourable Mr Justice Green, Chairman, Advocacy Training Council.’

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 5th November 2014

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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Home Secretary’s oral statement on child abuse inquiry – Home Office

‘With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement on the independent panel inquiry into child abuse, which has been established to consider whether institutions in England and Wales have taken seriously their duty of care to protect children from sexual abuse.’

Full statement

Home Office, 3rd November 2014

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

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Anxious Scrutiny – Speech by Lord Sumption

Posted November 6th, 2014 in human rights, news, proportionality, speeches, treaties by sally

Anxious Scrutiny (PDF)

Lord Sumption

Administrative Law Bar Association Annual Lecture, 4th November 2014

Source: www.supremecourt.uk

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Jackson calls for single limitation period – Litigation Futures

Posted November 4th, 2014 in contracts, judges, Law Commission, limitations, news, reports, speeches by sally

‘Lord Justice Jackson has called on the government to create a “single core limitation regime” for all claims in contract and tort, as recommended by the Law Commission.’

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Litigation Futures, 4th November 2014

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

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Dinah Rose QC: “Give MPs a constitution crash course” – The Lawyer

Posted October 30th, 2014 in barristers, constitutional law, human rights, news, parliament, rule of law, speeches by sally

‘New Members of Parliament should be given training on the constitution and the rule of law, one of the UK’s most prominent barristers has suggested.’

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The Lawyer, 29th October 2014

Source: www.thelawyer.com

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How to be a feminist lawyer – Garden Court Chambers Blog

Posted October 28th, 2014 in barristers, legal profession, news, speeches, women by sally

‘Elizabeth Woodcraft and Alison Diduck, a Professor at University College London, speak about what it means to be a feminist barrister.’

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Garden Court Chambers Blog,

Source: www.gclaw.wordpress.com

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Commercial Litigation: The Post-Jackson World – Speech by Lord Justice Jackson

Posted October 22nd, 2014 in budgets, civil justice, costs, regulations, sanctions, speeches by sally

Commercial Litigation: The Post-Jackson World (PDF)

Speech by Lord Justice Jackson

Law Society Conference, 21st October 2014

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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2014 Kalisher Lecture on the future of forensic science in criminal trials by the Lord Chief Justice – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted October 17th, 2014 in criminal justice, expert witnesses, forensic science, speeches by tracey

‘The Rt. Hon. The Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, The Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales gave the 2014 CBA Kalisher Lecture on the 14 October 2014.’

Full speech

Judiciary of England and Wales, 16th October 2014

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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CPS tells George Galloway he faces no charges over ‘Israel-free zone’ speech – The Guardian

Posted October 16th, 2014 in inciting racial hatred, news, prosecutions, speeches by sally

‘George Galloway will not face charges over a speech he made in August declaring Bradford an “Israel-free zone”.’

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The Guardian, 16th October 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Keynote speech by Lord Neuberger at 5 RB Conference on the Internet, 30 September 2014 – Supreme Court

Posted October 2nd, 2014 in freedom of expression, internet, privacy, speeches by tracey

‘”What’s in a name?” – Privacy and anonymous speech on the Internet.’

Full speech

Supreme Court, 30th September 2014

Source: www.supremecourt.uk

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Jackson urges action to extend fixed costs regime – Litigation Futures

Posted October 2nd, 2014 in budgets, costs, judges, news, speeches by tracey

‘Lord Justice Jackson has urged the government to press ahead with introducing fixed costs in non-personal injury fast-track cases, and for work to begin on fixed costs for matters at the lower end of the multi-track.’

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Litigation Futures, 2nd October 2014

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

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Master Gordon-Saker condemns lack of costs training for judges – Litigation Futures

Posted October 2nd, 2014 in budgets, continuing professional development, costs, judges, judiciary, news, speeches by tracey

‘Master Gordon-Saker, who replaced Peter Hurst as Senior Costs Judge yesterday, has used his first public speech in the role to launch a strongly-worded attack on the lack of training for judges in costs budgeting.’

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Litigation Futures, 2nd October 2014

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

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Speech by Lord Justice Jackson: Costs Law and Practice Conference – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted October 1st, 2014 in civil justice, costs, patents, personal injuries, speeches by tracey

‘Keynote speech by Lord Justice Jackson at the Costs Law And Practice Conference on 30th September 2014.’

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 30th September 2014

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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The Monstering of Human Rights – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted September 23rd, 2014 in human rights, media, news, speeches by sally

‘On Friday 19 September I spoke at a very interesting conference at the University of Liverpool on Human Rights in the UK Media: Representation and Reality. My talk was entitled The Monstering of Human Rights.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 22nd September 2014

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

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Attorney General’s keynote address to the 32nd Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime on Tuesday 2 September 2014 – Attorney General’s Office

Posted September 5th, 2014 in banking, financial regulation, fraud, interest, speeches by tracey

‘A speech given by the Attorney General to the 32nd Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime – delivered on 1st September 2014 at Jesus College Cambridge.’

Full speech

Attorney General’s Office, 5th September 2014

Source: www.gov.uk/ago

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Regulating a Green and Pleasant Land – Gresham College

Posted August 28th, 2014 in environmental protection, news, speeches by sally

‘Regulation, always a knotty issue, becomes especially complex in environmental studies. Professor Roberts examines the ways that regulation both aids and hinders environmental protection efforts in Britain.’

Video

Gresham College, 11th August 2014

Source: www.gresham.ac.uk

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‘Privacy law’ may need rewriting due to modern technology, says senior judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 26th, 2014 in courts, internet, judges, media, news, privacy, speeches by tracey

“Lord Neuberger, the president of the Supreme Court, indicates there may be a case for a rethink on privacy and communications laws thanks to the “enormous challenges” posed by the internet.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th August 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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