Age checks for porn sites in Queen’s Speech – BBC News

Posted May 19th, 2016 in bills, internet, news, parliament, pornography, speeches, transport by sally

‘The UK government will require pornographic sites to verify users are over 18 as part of a raft of measures announced in the Queen’s Speech.’

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BBC News, 18th May 2016

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Bill-by-bill summary: Queen’s Speech at-a-glance – BBC News

‘The Queen has announced the government’s legislation for the year ahead, at the state opening of Parliament. Here is a bill-by-bill guide to what is in the 2016 Queen’s Speech.’

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BBC News, 18th May 2016

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Home Secretary’s Police Federation Conference 2016 speech – Home Office

‘Speech given by Theresa May at the Police Federation Annual Conference 2016 in Bournemouth.’

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Home Office, 17th May 2016

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The Queen’s Speech: Six laws that could be about to change dramatically – The Independent

Posted May 17th, 2016 in adoption, bills, education, human rights, news, parliament, prisons, speeches by sally

‘Oliver Wright takes a look at the biggest changes to be expected in Wednesday’s Queen’s Speech – and assesses how controversial they will be.’

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The Independent, 16th May 2016

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Technology and the Law – Speech by Lord Neuberger

Posted April 26th, 2016 in courts, evidence, judges, news, privacy, speeches, trials, video recordings, witnesses by sally

Technology and the Law

Speech by Lord Neuberger, President of The Supreme Court

British Irish Commercial Bar Association Law Forum, 21st April 2016

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“Boring” hearings or judges who interrupt? Neuberger knows what he likes – Legal Futures

‘The written advocacy of continental European lawyers makes for “boring” court proceedings, according to the President of the Supreme Court.’

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Legal Futures, 19th April 2016

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Speech by the Lord Chief Justice: The Bailii Lecture 2016 – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted March 21st, 2016 in arbitration, banking, Commercial Court, courts, judges, rule of law, speeches by tracey

‘As is well known, the development of the law in England and Wales was effected not only through cases where the claims were brought in the courts, but through claims that were brought in arbitrations. In 1979 (by statute) and 1981 (by Lords Denning and Diplock through an interpretation of that statute), the relationship between the courts and arbitration was changed on the perceived basis that it was damaging the attractiveness of London as a centre for dispute resolution through arbitration.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 18th March 2016

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Speech by Lord Justice Fulford for NPCC: National Criminal Justice Performance Conference – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted March 17th, 2016 in case management, courts, criminal justice, judges, speeches by tracey

‘Speech by Lord Justice Fulford for NPCC: National Criminal Justice Performance Conference.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 16th March 2016

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Speech by Mr Justice Singh: Making Judgments on Human Rights Issues – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted March 11th, 2016 in human rights, proportionality, sex discrimination, speeches by tracey

‘Human Rights Law Centre Annual Lecture 2016.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 9th March 2016

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Speech by Sir Ernest Ryder: The Modernisation of Access to Justice in Times of Austerity – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted March 9th, 2016 in budgets, electronic filing, speeches, tribunals by tracey

‘Speech by Sir Ernest Ryder: The Modernisation of Access to Justice in Times of Austerity; 5th Annual Ryder Lecture at the University of Bolton.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 7th March 2016

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Supreme Court learns lessons of IT implementation as it heads towards going paperless – Litigation Futures

Posted March 8th, 2016 in courts, internet, judges, news, speeches, Supreme Court by sally

‘Lord Kerr, the Supreme Court justice, is leading an initiative to improve the use of technology at the court and cut down on paper, it has emerged.’

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Litigation Futures, 7th March 2016

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The justice system of the future: online continuous hearings and a single point of entry – Legal Futures

Posted March 8th, 2016 in courts, internet, judges, news, speeches, tribunals by sally

‘The first trial of online dispute resolution (ODR) in the UK’s courts and tribunals will introduce a concept known as the “online continuous hearing”, it has emerged, with the Senior President of Tribunals urging a change in perception of litigation from an adversarial dispute to “a problem to be solved”.’

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Legal Futures, 8th March 2016

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Speech by Sir James Munby to the Family Law Bar Association – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted March 4th, 2016 in barristers, divorce, electronic filing, family courts, speeches by tracey

‘Speech by Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division, 26 February 2016.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 29th February 2016

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Judicial involvement in pre-proceedings for care cases to be piloted: top judge – Local Government Lawyer

‘Schemes for judicial and CAFCASS involvement in the pre-proceedings phase of some types of care case will be piloted in selected courts shortly, the President of the Family Division has said.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 1st March 2016

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Online divorce and probate set for early 2017, Munby says – Legal Futures

Posted March 1st, 2016 in case management, courts, divorce, internet, news, probate, speeches by sally

‘Online divorce and probate are set to be delivered under the courts modernisation programme by early 2017, the president of the Family Division has said.’

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Legal Futures, 1st March 2016

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Security Minister: What is real is reasonable – Home Office

‘John Hayes on the powers we need to keep Britain safe in the digital age.’

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Home Office, 25th February 2016

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Fixed costs: The time is now? – Litigation Futures

Posted February 18th, 2016 in costs, fees, health, negligence, news, speeches by sally

‘It has appeared inevitable in recent months that some form of fixed costs scheme will be introduced if the powers that be have their way although it was anticipated smaller claims would be targeted. However, Jackson LJ dropped the hand grenade that all costs involving claims up to £250,000 should be fixed.’

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Litigation Futures, 17th February 2016

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Prisoners won’t have to declare convictions when seeking work, David Cameron says – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 9th, 2016 in civil servants, criminal records, employment, news, recruitment, speeches by sally

‘Prime Minister says that prisoners should not have to submit a list of previous convictions when initially applying for jobs’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th February 2016

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Speech by Lord Justice Jackson – The Case for a CLAF – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

‘Lord Justice Jackson gave the keynote speech at the Solicitors’ Costs Conference on 2 February 2016.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 4th February 2016

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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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