The City of London Solicitors’ Company – Speech by The Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, Lord Chief Justice

Posted April 9th, 2014 in courts, diversity, judiciary, law firms, London, news, speeches by sally

The City of London Solicitors’ Company (PDF)

Speech by The Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, Lord Chief Justice

Judiciary of England and Wales, 31st March 2014

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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Perspectives on the Criminal Justice System – Speech by Lord Justice Gross, Senior Presiding Judge

Posted March 19th, 2014 in criminal justice, judiciary, rule of law, speeches by tracey

‘Perspectives on the Criminal Justice System. Speech by Lord Justice Gross, Senior Presiding Judge.’

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 19th March 2014

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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Home Secretary speech at National Crime Agency leadership event – Home Office

‘Speech given by Home Secretary Theresa May on 17 March 2014 at National Crime Agency leadership event.’

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Home Office, 18th March 2014

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

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Policing Minister speech to the APCC – Home Office

Posted March 19th, 2014 in budgets, criminal justice, police, speeches, statistics by tracey

‘Policing Minister Damian Green addresses the Association of Police and Crime Commisioners general meeting.’

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Home Office, 18th March 2014

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

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Hitting the Balls out of Court: Are Judges Stepping Over the Line? – Speech by Lord Justice Moses

‘Hitting the Balls out of Court: Are Judges Stepping Over the Line?
Speech by Lord Justice Moses: Creaney Memorial Lecture 2014, 26/02/2014′

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Judiciary Of England & Wales, 18th March 2014

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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Are the judges too powerful? – Speech by The Rt Hon Lord Dyson, Master of the Rolls

Posted March 13th, 2014 in judges, judiciary, speeches by tracey

‘Mr Bentham was no great admirer of the judiciary. He once said “the same fungus, which when green, is made into Bar, is it not, when dry, made into Bench?” He distrusted the judges. When drafting a “New Plan for the organisation of the Judicial Establishment in France” in the 1820s, he was adamant that judges should not be permitted to legislate: “Appointed for the express purpose of enforcing obedience to the laws, their duty is to be foremost in obedience. Any attempt on the part of the judge to frustrate or unnecessarily to retard the efficacy of what he understands to have been the decided meaning of the legislature, shall be punished with forfeiture of his office.” ‘

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 12th March 2014

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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Why an inquisitorial system for family courts won’t work – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Thomas, delivered a speech last week in which he radically called for a judge-led inquisitorial system to be considered for family and civil courts. He commented that, within the family law arena, the current adversarial method of dealing with cases was ill-suited to both the types of cases seen there and the significant numbers of litigants in person who now make up large numbers of the users of that system.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 12th March 2014

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

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Reshaping Justice – Speech by The Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, Lord Chief Justice

Posted March 6th, 2014 in charities, civil justice, Crown Court, fraud, judges, rule of law, speeches by tracey

‘It is a pleasure and a privilege to have been asked to give this short address tonight. It is an important time for both Justice the organisation and for our justice system. With that in mind I want to focus on what I have described in the title as “Reshaping Justice”.’

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Judiciary of England & Wales, 4th March 2014

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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Annual Dinner of the Family Law Bar Association – Speech by Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division

Posted March 6th, 2014 in family courts, judges, legal history, speeches by tracey

‘Since I stood here last year much has happened. I look back on a year when, between us, we have managed to achieve more than most of us had dared to hope. I look forward to a year of what I am sure will be continuing challenges.’

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Judiciary of England & Wales, 5th March 2014

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‘One Bar: one voice – United for justice’ – audio recording – The Bar Council

Posted February 17th, 2014 in barristers, budgets, legal aid, news, speeches by sally

‘Audio recordings of the speeches, and contributions from the floor, from the event ‘One Bar: one voice – United for Justice’ on Saturday 8 February 2014.’

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The Bar Council, 13th February 2014

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

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The Extraterritorial Application of the European Convention on Human Rights – Speech by Lord Dyson, Master of the Rolls

Posted February 3rd, 2014 in extraterritoriality, human rights, jurisdiction, speeches by tracey

‘A State’s sovereignty is understood by reference to a geographical territory and jurisdiction is understood by reference to a State’s authority over persons within that territory. The primarily territorial perspective of jurisdiction must also be understood against the background of the historical period in which many international treaties, including the Convention, were written. In the post-WWII era, jurisdiction was a tool to allocate competency among fiercely independent and volatile nation States. In the minds of the drafters of such conventions, if one State assumed extraterritorial jurisdiction then it would, necessarily, encroach upon another State’s jurisdiction.’

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 30th January 2014

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Is Fairchild a Leading case of the Common Law? – The Inner Temple

Is Fairchild a Leading case of the Common Law? (PDF)

Per Laleng, Inner Temple Academic Fellow, University of Kent

The Inner Temple, 20th January 2014

Source: www.innertemple.org.uk

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Launch of the Bar Standards Board handbook; challenges and opportunities – Attorney General’s Office

‘Attorney General Dominic Grieve QC MP keynote speech at the launch of new Bar Standards Board handbook.’

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Attorney General’s Office,

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Attorney General “warned LSB about regulatory creep” but indicates no roll-back of Clementi – Legal Futures

‘The Attorney General has warned about the “danger” of regulators micro-managing the legal profession, but also indicated that the government is unlikely to roll back the Clementi reforms that led to the creation of independent regulators.’

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Legal Futures, 23rd January 2014

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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In defence of the jury trial – Attorney General’s Office

Posted December 13th, 2013 in attorney general, juries, news, speeches, trials by sally

‘Speech on the jury system and the challenges it faces, given as part of Politeia’s justice series.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 12th December 2013

Source: www.gov.uk/ago

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Law as a New Religion and Other Topics – Gresham College

Posted December 12th, 2013 in human rights, legal education, legal profession, news, speeches by sally

‘Law is everywhere providing answers to almost everything. Ever larger numbers of students want to be part of the legal mechanisms that control us, regulate us and take over from politicians when politicians sense their own incapability. It is almost a new religion. In this lecture – and in the discussion to follow – some of the issues dealt with in earlier years by Professor Bogdanor (such as in his lectures, Judges or Legislators: Who Should Rule?, The Judges and the Constitution and The Human Rights Act: Cornerstone of a New Constitution) will be reviewed as will the effect of Europe on our law.’

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Gresham College, 4th December 2013

Source: www.gresham.ac.uk

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Legal services regulation: past, present, and future – Legal Services Board

Posted December 12th, 2013 in legal services, Legal Services Board, news, speeches by sally

Legal services regulation: past, present, and future (PDF)

Seminar by David Edmonds, Chairman, Legal Services Board

Legal Services Board, 9th December 2014

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org.uk

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Nicholas Lavender QC delivers Inaugural Address to 2014 Bar Council – The Bar Council

Posted December 10th, 2013 in barristers, legal profession, speeches by tracey

‘Nicholas Lavender QC delivers Inaugural Address to 2014 Bar Council.’

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The Bar Council, 9th December 2013

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European court is not superior to UK supreme court, says Lord Judge – The Guardian

Posted December 5th, 2013 in courts, human rights, judges, news, speeches, treaties by sally

‘The law should be changed to make it clear that British courts are not obliged to implement judgments of the European court of human rights (ECHR), according to the former lord chief justice.’

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The Guardian, 4th December 2013

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The Future of Legal Regulation – Legal Services Board

Posted December 3rd, 2013 in legal services, Legal Services Board, news, speeches by sally

The Future of Legal Regulation (PDF)

Legal Services Board, 20th November 2013

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org

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