Speech by Sir Geoffrey Vos, Chancellor of the High Court: Integrity and independence in the judiciary and the financial services industry – a comparative study – Courts & Tribunals Judiciary

‘Speech by Sir Geoffrey Vos, Chancellor of the High Court: Integrity and independence in the judiciary and the financial services industry – a comparative study.’

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Courts & Tribunals Judiciary, 21st March 2018

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Judge uses mobile in court to solve timetable problem in ‘unorthodox’ move – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 26th, 2018 in case management, courts, judges, news, telecommunications by tracey

‘A judge broke with tradition by using a mobile phone in court to solve an administrative problem. Lawyers have praised Judge Richard Todd, a divorce court judge, who had a conversation with an office clerk in a bid to avoid a delay while overseeing a High Court case.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th March 2018

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Take the blame out of divorce to help those trapped in ‘loveless’ marriages, says top family judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 23rd, 2018 in divorce, judges, marriage, news, reasons by tracey

‘No-fault divorce should be introduced to help women who are “trapped in a loveless marriage”, Britain’s top family judge has suggested.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd March 2018

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Take the blame out of divorce to help those trapped in ‘loveless’ marriages, says top family judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 22nd, 2018 in appeals, divorce, judges, news, speeches, Supreme Court, women by sally

‘No-fault divorce should be introduced to help women who are “trapped in a loveless marriage”, Britain’s top family judge has suggested.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd March 2018

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CA strongly criticises judge for private meeting with one party’s counsel – Litigation Futures

Posted March 22nd, 2018 in appeals, bias, judges, news, recusal by sally

‘A circuit judge was wrong to have a private conversation with one party’s counsel during the trial, but his actions did not amount of apparent bias, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 22nd March 2018

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Appeal court rejects apparent bias claim over judge’s private meeting – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 15th, 2018 in appeals, bias, judges, news, recusal by tracey

‘A trial judge was right not to recuse himself from a dispute over building work despite meeting one party’s advocate in private and discussing elements of the case, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 15th March 2018

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Family court secrecy lets judges get away with mistakes, senior judge says – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 15th, 2018 in family courts, judges, law reports, media, mistake, news, private hearings by tracey

‘Secrecy in family courts could be allowing judges to get away with mistakes, the most senior family judge in England and Wales has said. Speaking at an event on Tuesday evening, Sir James Munby, president of the high court’s family division, said that judges were “grotesquely overworked” and “tired” and so more likely to make errors.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th March 2018

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Climate Justice and the Global Pact – speech by Lord Carnwath – Supreme Court

Posted March 8th, 2018 in climate change, environmental protection, judges, speeches by tracey

‘Climate Justice and the Global Pact, Judicial Colloquium on Climate Change and the Law in Lahore, Pakistan.’

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Supreme Court, 26th February 2018

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Speech by Lord Justice Jackson: Was it all worth it? – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted March 8th, 2018 in case management, costs, judges, speeches by tracey

‘Professor Andrews has asked me to give a lecture on civil justice reform today – just 48 hours before I retire. This is, therefore, an appropriate moment to stand back and review my work in this area over the last decade.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 5th March 2018

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Jackson’s farewell: My reforms were worth the abuse but costs are still too high – Litigation Futures

Posted March 6th, 2018 in costs, judges, news, reports, retirement by sally

‘Many of the causes of excessive costs have been eliminated but litigation is still too expensive, Sir Rupert Jackson has claimed on the eve of his retirement from the Court of Appeal.’

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Litigation Futures, 6th March 2018

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Lord Briggs at the P.R.I.M.E. Finance conference, The Hague, The Netherlands – Supreme Court

Posted February 27th, 2018 in dispute resolution, judges, speeches by tracey

‘Lord Briggs at the P.R.I.M.E. Finance conference, The Hague, The Netherlands.’

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Supreme Court, 22nd February 2018

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Lady Hale: ‘Studying law? Make sure you have the stomach for it’ – The Guardian

Posted February 16th, 2018 in judges, legal education, news by sally

‘The first female head of the supreme court shares her advice for would-be lawyers, and remembers her rise to the top.’

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The Guardian, 15th February 2018

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Court of Appeal castigates judge who thought litigant with severe depression was “putting on act” – Litigation Futures

Posted February 15th, 2018 in appeals, costs, evidence, judges, mental health, news, setting aside by sally

‘A senior circuit judge who “clearly thought” that a litigant with severe depression was “putting on an act” has been strongly attacked by the vice-president of the civil division of the Court of Appeal.’

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Litigation Futures, 15th February 2018

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Speech by Sir Ernest Ryder, Senior President of Tribunals: Securing Open Justice – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted February 6th, 2018 in civil justice, judges, judiciary, rule of law, speeches by tracey

‘Speech by Sir Ernest Ryder, Senior President of Tribunals: Securing Open Justice.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 1st February 2018

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Judge takes swipe at “collapsing” justice system as CPS failures cause yet another sex trial to collapse – Daily Telegraph

‘A judge has taken a swipe at the “collapsing” justice system as CPS failures cause yet another sex trial to collapse.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st February 2018

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Judge ‘at wits’ end’ over secure unit shortages for young people – The Guardian

Posted January 31st, 2018 in detention, judges, news, racism, young persons by sally

‘A judge has said he is at his wit’s end over the inability to relocate a troubled boy who is “suffering the most appalling racial abuse” at a secure unit in Scotland to a safer setting closer to home.’

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The Guardian, 30th January 2018

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Collapsed rape trials could hamper convictions, says Lord Judge – BBC News

Posted January 22nd, 2018 in evidence, judges, juries, news, rape, trials by sally

‘The collapse of a series of prominent rape trials could deter juries from convicting in genuine cases, a former lord chief justice has warned.’

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BBC News, 20th January 2018

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Take blame out of personal injury law, Supreme Court judge says – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 22nd, 2018 in civil justice, compensation, judges, news, personal injuries, speeches by sally

‘”Ambulance chasing” lawyers are not to blame for compensation culture as it is the way the system is set up that encourages claims, a Supreme Court judge has suggested.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd January 2018

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Speech by the Lord Chief Justice: Launch of the Business and Property Courts in Bristol – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted January 15th, 2018 in courts, judges, speeches by tracey

‘As many of you know I was Presiding Judge on the Western Circuit between 2011 and 2014 and so spent a good deal of time in this great city, including sitting on cases in this building. For that reason, it is a pleasure to be here this morning to launch the B & P courts in Bristol. Our laws and legal system have recently and very properly been described as ‘a vital national asset’. Our courts are central to that system. They contribute to our global influence and our national wealth. They secure that surest public good: the rule of law.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 12th January 2018

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Speech by Sir Geoffrey Vos, Chancellor of the High Court: Launch of the Business and Property Courts in Bristol – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted January 15th, 2018 in courts, judges, speeches by tracey

‘First, as we leave the European Union, it is incredibly important that judges and lawyers alike can demonstrate that English law and the courts of England & Wales will continue to offer world class dispute resolution services. We cannot achieve this if we continue to use unintelligible and incomprehensible names and titles. As I said in London at the first of the 5 launches that have already taken place, we need to reach out to the users of these courts and to national and international business generally, so as to ensure that they understand what we are offering in terms of business and commercial litigation here in England and Wales. We need to make sure that these business users can easily understand the services we offer.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 12th January 2018

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