Opportunity knocks – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 14th, 2007 in judicial appointments commission, judiciary, special report by sally

“The goal of the Judicial Appointments Commission – led by Baroness Usha Prashar – was to create a fairer recruitment process for the judiciary. But has much changed?”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 13th September 2007

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Baroness Prashar: fighting back after a tough first year – The Times

Posted September 11th, 2007 in judicial appointments commission, special report by sally

“The chairman of the new body charged with appointing judges defends it robustly against constant criticism.”

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The Times, 11th September 2007

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Ministers are blamed for shortage of judges – The Times

Posted September 10th, 2007 in delay, judges, judicial appointments commission, news by sally

“The woman in charge of selecting judges has defended her commission against reports that it is to blame for an acute shortage of circuit judges and delays in trials.”

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The Times, 10th September 2007

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JAC makes first two High Court appointments – Legal Week

Posted September 6th, 2007 in judges, judicial appointments commission, news by sally

“The first High Court judges to be appointed under the new Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) selection process were announced today (6 September) by Justice Secretary Jack Straw.”

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Legal Week, 6th September 2007

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Changes at body that selects judges – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 4th, 2007 in judges, judicial appointments commission, news by michael

“Lady Justice (Heather) Hallett, one of three senior judicial commissioners, has become vice-chairman of the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC).”

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Ministry of Justice Press release, 4th July 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Judicial Appointments Commission: what does its first report card say? – The Times

Posted June 27th, 2007 in judicial appointments commission, news by sally

“Progress has been made in the first year, but overall the verdict is ‘improving – but can do better’.”

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The Times, 25th June 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk