Court orders judge’s recusal due to “business association” with defendant – Legal Futures

Posted January 23rd, 2023 in banking, bias, judges, news, recusal by tracey

‘The High Court has ruled that a circuit judge should not hear any more of a claim against HSBC because his own relationship with the bank raised the risk of apparent bias.’

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Legal Futures, 23rd January 2023

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

In conversation with District Tribunal Judge Noel Arnold – Courts & Tribunals Judiciary

Posted December 15th, 2022 in diversity, judges, judiciary, news by tracey

‘In conversation with District Tribunal Judge Noel Arnold.’

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Courts & Tribunals Judiciary, 8th December 2022

Source: www.judiciary.uk

In conversation with District Judge (MC) Briony Clarke – Courts & Tribunals Judiciary

Posted December 2nd, 2022 in diversity, equality, judges, magistrates, news, women by tracey

‘Find out about District Judge (MC) Briony Clarke’s career journey and her experiences of being a woman in the legal profession.’

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Courts & Tribunals Judiciary, 1st December 2022

Source: www.judiciary.uk

Message from the Lord Chief Justice and Senior President of Tribunals – Modes of address in courts and tribunals – Courts & Tribunals Judiciary

Posted December 2nd, 2022 in courts, judges, judiciary, news by tracey

‘We are today announcing a change in the practice of how certain Judges are addressed in court. From now on, the Judges listed below should be addressed in court or tribunal hearings as “Judge.”’

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Courts & Tribunals Judiciary, 1st December 2022

Source: www.judiciary.uk

Rude judge? Don’t just shrug your shoulders, says LCJ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 25th, 2022 in barristers, codes of practice, complaints, judges, judiciary, news by tracey

‘Lawyers should raise complaints about a rude judge at an early stage rather than let the problem grow and fester, the lord chief justice has told the Bar Council’s flagship conference.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 24th November 2022

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Chancellor of the High Court – Combar Lecture 2022 – Courts & Tribunal Judiciary

‘On 16 November 2022 the Chancellor of the High Court, Sir Julian Flaux, delivered the 2022 Combar Lecture entitled “Is commercial litigation going green? Environmental and greenwashing claims and how they will shape the law.”’

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Courts & Tribunal Judiciary, 18th November 2022

Source: www.judiciary.uk

Pupils hear about what it means to be a Judge – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted November 14th, 2022 in judges, judiciary, news, school children by tracey

‘The Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales visited The One Sixth Form College in Ipswich earlier this week to give the pupils a chance to hear about the work of judges, the justice system and the rule of law. He was accompanied by Tribunal Judge Jane McConell, a Diversity and Community Relations Judge, and Judge Levett.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 11th November 2022

Source: www.judiciary.uk

Simon Lee: Wednesbury’s 75th Anniversary – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted November 11th, 2022 in constitutional law, judges, legal history, licensing, local government, news, ultra vires by tracey

‘Judgment was given in the famous Wednesbury case 75 years ago today, on 10th November 1947. Readers of this blog know full well the facts of the case, the judgment of Lord Greene (reported [1948] 1 KB 223), the mythical status of “Wednesbury unreasonableness” and critiques thereof, such as Lord (previously Sir Robin) Cooke’s dislike of what he saw as Lord Greene’s circumlocution, a “retrogressive” decision and the unnecessary use of “the geographical epithet” of Wednesbury.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 10th November 2022

Source: ukconstitutionallaw.org

Judge ‘in error’ over sentence for Jeremy Vine stalker, says solicitor general – The Guardian

Posted November 8th, 2022 in appeals, judges, news, sentencing, stalking by sally

‘The judge who sentenced Jeremy Vine’s stalker to five and a half years in prison made a mistake and could have given Alex Belfield a higher sentence, one of the UK government’s most senior legal advisers has said.’

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The Guardian, 8th November 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com

Speech by the President of the Family Division: When families fall apart, do they fall too easily into court? – Courts & Tribunals Judiciary

Posted November 7th, 2022 in arbitration, children, dispute resolution, divorce, families, family courts, judges, speeches by tracey

‘Speech by the President of the Family Division: When families fall apart, do they fall too easily into court?’

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Courts & Tribunals Judiciary, 31st October 2022

Source: www.judiciary.uk

Separating couples should “try almost anything” before going to court – Legal Futures

Posted November 2nd, 2022 in arbitration, children, dispute resolution, divorce, families, family courts, judges, news by sally

‘Separating couples should “try almost anything” before turning to the courts, the president of the Family Division has said, arguing that there has “got to be a better way” to resolve child disputes in particular.’

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Legal Futures, 2nd November 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

“Would you believe it? The relevance of demeanour in assessing the truthfulness of witness testimony” – Supreme Court

Posted October 28th, 2022 in cross-examination, judges, speeches, witnesses by tracey

‘At a Glance conference: 12 October 2022 Keynote address “Would you believe it? The relevance of demeanour in assessing the truthfulness of witness testimony”
Lord Leggatt’

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Supreme Court, 12th October 2022

Source: www.supremecourt.uk

Interview with Deputy High Court Judge Margaret Obi – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted October 28th, 2022 in diversity, judges, judiciary, news, solicitors by tracey

‘In our interview Deputy High Court Judge Margaret Obi talks about her Nigerian upbringing and its influences on her career, her journey from solicitor to judge and her hopes for the future of the judiciary.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 27th October 2022

Source: www.judiciary.uk

Speech by Lord Justice Bean – Personal Injuries Bar Association Speeches – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted October 28th, 2022 in judges, legal history, personal injuries, speeches by tracey

‘Personal Injuries Bar Association – Richard Davies Lecture 2022.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 26th October 2022

Source: www.judiciary.uk

Removal process for judges ‘unconstitutional’, support network tells MoJ – Law Society’s Gazette

‘A new policy designed to remove judges from office if they have been long absent from work due to ill health would be unconstitutional, a support network for judges has told the government.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 20th October 2022

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Approaches to diversity, technology and adding value are the three most pressing issues for 2022 for legal profession, says senior judge – Local Government Lawyer

‘The three most pressing issues for the legal profession in 2022 are its approach to diversity, the adoption of new technologies, and the need to find ways to add value, the Master of the Rolls has said.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 14th October 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Closing speech by the Lord Chief Justice: 2022 Legal Wales Conference – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted October 12th, 2022 in judges, judiciary, legal profession, speeches, Wales by tracey

‘Closing speech by the Lord Chief Justice: 2022 Legal Wales Conference.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 10th October 2022

Source: www.judiciary.uk

Lord Hodge, Guildhall Lecture – Supreme Court

‘Lord Hodge, Guildhall Lecture – The Rule of Law, the Courts and the British Economy.’

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Supreme Court, 4th October 2022

Source: www.supremecourt.uk

Judges wrong to bail defendants due to barristers’ strike, high court rules – The Guardian

‘Judges were wrong to refuse to extend the period defendants could be kept in jail awaiting trial in cases delayed by the criminal barristers’ strike, the high court has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 28th September 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com

Judges unlawfully releasing defendants, court hears – BBC News

‘Crown Court judges have been releasing potentially dangerous criminals unlawfully because of delays linked to the criminal barristers’ strike, the High Court has heard.’

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BBC News, 27th September 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk