Chortle chortle, scribble scribble: the dying art of the court reporter – The Guardian

Posted July 11th, 2024 in courts, criminal justice, law reports, media, news by sally

‘The cases heard at the Old Bailey offer a vivid, often grim portrait of England and Wales today. What happens when there is no one left to tell these stories?’

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The Guardian, 11th July 2024

Source: www.theguardian.com

US blocks UK from holding court hearing in British territory Diego Garcia -The Guardian

Posted July 10th, 2024 in asylum, courts, detention, immigration, news, refugees by tracey

‘The US government has blocked the UK from holding a court hearing in one of its own territories, it emerged on Tuesday.’

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The Guardian, 9th July 2024

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Regulators’ efforts to improve standards in coroners’ courts stalling – Legal Futures

Posted June 28th, 2024 in barristers, coroners, courts, news, statistics by sally

‘A cross-regulator effort to improve the standard of practice in coroners’ courts has had limited effect, the first evaluation of the initiative has found.’

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Legal Futures, 28th June 2024

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Lenovo v Ericsson – Blackstone Chambers

Posted June 12th, 2024 in chambers articles, courts, intellectual property, jurisdiction, news, patents by sally

‘The Patents Court (Richards J) has dismissed Ericsson’s applications contesting the Court’s jurisdiction and seeking a strike out of elements of Lenovo’s claim. Richards J further dismissed Ericsson’s application in the alternative for a case management stay.’

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Blackstone Chambers, 1st May 2024

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The role of the courts regarding assimilated law from October 2024 – EU Relations Law

Posted June 12th, 2024 in brexit, chambers articles, courts, EC law, news by sally

‘In this post, Jack Williams of Monckton Chambers provides an update on section 6 of the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Act 2023 concerning the role of courts in interpreting and departing from assimilated case law.’

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EU Relations Law, 11th June 2024

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Stephen Tierney: The Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Act 2024: Necessary remedy or unwarranted interference with judicial independence? – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘For the first time, by way of the Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Act (“the Act”), Parliament has legislated to quash criminal convictions. In this post I will argue that, no matter how understandable, indeed laudable, the intention behind this legislation, in its haste to offer a speedy and comprehensive correction to mass injustice, Parliament has crossed a constitutional line and ventured into territory that is properly the preserve of the courts.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association , 3rd June 2024

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Two more British judges resign from Hong Kong’s top court – The Guardian

Posted June 7th, 2024 in China, courts, Hong Kong, judges, news by sally

‘Two of the last remaining British judges to sit on Hong Kong’s top court have resigned, with one citing the political situation in the former colony.’

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The Guardian, 6th June 2024

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More trauma for rape victims as court backlog doubles in two years due to lawyer shortage – The Independent

‘Court backlogs for rape prosecutions have soared to a record high, with the number of cases doubling in two years and victims facing “devastating” waits for justice.’

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The Independent, 2nd June 2024

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Crime and punishment: how 14 years of Tory rule have changed Britain – in charts – The Guardian

‘“Justice delayed is justice denied” goes the old legal maxim – one that has captured the state of the court system in England and Wales in recent years.’

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The Guardian, 2nd June 2024

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Speech by the Master of the Rolls: The Future of Courts – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

‘The Future of Courts: Expert Panel and Discussion.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 15th May 2024

Source: www.judiciary.uk

Court delays imposed after pressure on prison places – BBC News

Posted May 15th, 2024 in courts, criminal justice, delay, early release, imprisonment, news, prisons by sally

‘Some court appearances will be delayed as part of an emergency measure because of prison overcrowding.’

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BBC News, 15th May 2024

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Speech by Mr Justice Nicklin: Transparency & Open Justice – Opportunities and challenges – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted May 13th, 2024 in courts, judges, judiciary, news by tracey

‘Speech by Mr Justice Nicklin: Transparency & Open Justice – Opportunities and challenges.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 10th May 2024

Source: www.judiciary.uk

Keynote speech by the Lady Chief Justice at the Society of Editors 25th anniversary conference – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted May 7th, 2024 in courts, judiciary, media, news, speeches, tribunals by tracey

‘Keynote speech by the Lady Chief Justice at the Society of Editors 25th anniversary conference.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary , 30th April 2024

Source: www.judiciary.uk

Lady Chief Justice sets up Transparency and Open Justice Board – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 2nd, 2024 in civil justice, courts, criminal justice, news, tribunals by sally

‘The Lady Chief Justice, Dame Sue Carr, has created a Transparency and Open Justice Board, which will “lead and coordinate the promotion of transparency and open justice across the courts and tribunals of England & Wales”.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 1si May 2024

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King’s Bench Guide 2024 – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted April 24th, 2024 in codes of practice, courts, news by tracey

‘The King’s Bench Guide 2024 has been published. It is been prepared to help everyone who practises or litigates in the King’s Bench Division.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary , 19th April 2024

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Courts already using automated decision-making, Lord Justice Birss reveals – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted April 3rd, 2024 in artificial intelligence, civil justice, courts, judges, news by tracey

‘Algorithm-based digital decision making is already working behind the scenes in the justice system, the deputy head of civil justice has revealed. In an upbeat speech last month, Lord Justice Birss said that algorithm-based decision making – controversial because of the possibility of built-in bias – is already solving a problem at the online money claims service.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 3rd April 2024

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Man jailed for taking brother’s picture in Newcastle court – BBC News

Posted February 29th, 2024 in contempt of court, courts, guilty pleas, news, photography, sentencing by sally

‘A man who took a “light-hearted” picture of his brother in a court dock has been jailed for six months.’

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BBC News, 28th February 2024

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Ministers to press ahead with legislation to exonerate Post Office Horizon victims – The Guardian

‘Ministers have vowed to press ahead with legislation to automatically overturn convictions related to the Post Office Horizon scandal by the end of July.’

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The Guardian, 22nd February 2024

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Criminals gaming the justice system as cases jammed for years in court backlog – The Independent

Posted February 12th, 2024 in courts, criminal justice, delay, Ministry of Justice, news, statistics by tracey

‘Criminals are gaming the system by pleading not guilty and relying on crippling trial delays to evade justice, The Independent has been told. Laying bare the extent of the crisis in the courts, figures obtained by this publication suggest the number of cases waiting more than three years for a verdict has skyrocketed at least sevenfold since 2019 to exceed 1,280 last June.’

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The Independent, 11th February 2024

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Court discretion and dispute resolution clauses – Law Society’s Gazette

‘In Lancashire Schools SPC Phase 2 Ltd v Lendlease Construction (Europe) Ltd and others [2024] EWHC 37 (TCC), the Technology and Construction Court considered whether a dispute resolution clause (DR clause) which required the parties to engage with adjudication before proceeding to litigation, ousted the jurisdiction of the court.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 2nd February 2024

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk