Harris Society Annual Lecture – Lady Justice Carr – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted May 19th, 2023 in judges, judiciary, news by tracey

‘“Delicate Plants”, “Loose Cannons” or “A Marriage of True Minds”? The Role of Academic Literature in Judicial Decision‑Making.’

Full speech

Full Story

Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 17th May 2023

Source: www.judiciary.uk

Thousands more can apply to become judges under plans to expand diversity – Ministry of Justice

Posted May 12th, 2023 in diversity, judiciary, legal profession, Ministry of Justice, news by tracey

‘New rules will see up to 4,500 more lawyers from diverse backgrounds eligible to become judges under plans announced by the government today (11 May 2023).’

Full Story

Ministry of Justice, 11th May 2023

Source: www.gov.uk

More than one in 10 salaried judges bullied in last two years – Legal Futures

Posted April 13th, 2023 in bullying, judiciary, news, statistics by sally

‘More than one in 10 of salaried judges have been bullied in the two years, double the figure for fee-paid judges, research commissioned by the judiciary has found.’

Full Story

Legal Futures, 13th April 2023

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Secure Accommodation Order applications do not need a Circuit Judge – Becket Chambers

‘This article will set out the law in relation to the judicial allocation for applications under s.25 of the Children Act 1989.’

Full Story

Becket Chambers, 2nd March 2023

Source: becket-chambers.co.uk

Why we hardly ever see published family court judgments – Transparency Project

Posted April 3rd, 2023 in anonymity, children, families, family courts, judgments, judiciary, news by sally

‘Amidst the attention being paid to the courts in the Reporting Pilot, especially the series of broadcasts on the BBC Today programme by Sanchia Berg recently, other outputs from the President’s Transparency Implementation Group (TIG) have been slowly emerging.’

Full Story

Transparency Project, 31st March 2023

Source: transparencyproject.org.uk

International Women’s Day 2023: Interview with the Honourable Justice Martha Koome – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted March 10th, 2023 in diversity, judges, judiciary, Kenya, news, Uncategorized, women by tracey

‘International Women’s Day 2023: Interview with the Honourable Justice Martha Koome, EGH (Elder of the Order of the Golden Heart), Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court of Kenya.’

Full Story

Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 8th March 2023

Source: www.judiciary.uk

The chain of reasoning: Lady Rose of Colmworth – Counsel

Posted February 20th, 2023 in diversity, equality, judges, judiciary, news, Supreme Court, women by tracey

‘Currently the only female UK Supreme Court Justice, Lady Rose gives a rare insight into the subtext of judicial interventions, the process of deliberations and makes the case for a broader pool of advocates and judges.’

Full Story

Counsel, 13th February 2023

Source: www.counselmagazine.co.uk

RBB’s 10 next steps for an anti-racist justice system – Counsel

Posted February 15th, 2023 in bias, diversity, equality, judiciary, legal profession, news, race discrimination, racism by sally

‘In 2022, the Racial Bias and the Bench report found evidence of institutional racism in the justice system and fundamental flaws in the Judicial Diversity Strategy. Change is coming and all judges and lawyers can help revitalise the rule of law by implementing RBB’s 10 anti-racist recommendations, say Keir Monteith KC and Professor Leslie Thomas KC.;

Full Story

Counsel, February 2023

Source: www.counselmagazine.co.uk

Wikipedia information “undermining quality of judgments” – Legal Futures

Posted February 9th, 2023 in internet, Ireland, judgments, judiciary, news, reasons by sally

‘The widespread use of online source Wikipedia by senior judges could mean fake information spreading, leading to bad judgments, an update of research first revealed last year has warned.’

Full Story

Legal Futures, 8th February 2023

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Judiciary calls on office holders to avoid “shouting” and treat others fairly in ‘expected behaviours’ list – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 24th, 2023 in bias, complaints, diversity, judiciary, news, professional conduct by sally

‘The Courts and Tribunals Judiciary has published a list of expected behaviours for judicial office holders, which includes a call to avoid “shouting or snapping” and to ensure that no one in a hearing room is exposed to bias or prejudice.’

Full Story

Local Government Lawyer, 23rd January 2023

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.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.’

Full Story

Courts & Tribunals Judiciary, 8th December 2022

Source: www.judiciary.uk

Report urges “impact targets” for judicial diversity initiatives – Legal Futures

Posted December 13th, 2022 in diversity, judiciary, news, reports by sally

‘There should be targets to help measure whether efforts to improve judicial diversity are achieving their goals, a report for the Judicial Diversity Forum (JDF) has argued.’

Full Story

Legal Futures, 13th December 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.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.”’

Full Story

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.’

Full Story

Law Society's Gazette, 24th November 2022

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Saba Shakil: Bridging the gap between remedial reform and judicial practice: A study of challenges to delegated legislation – UK Constitutional Law Associaton

Posted November 24th, 2022 in bills, constitutional law, government departments, human rights, judiciary, news by sally

‘The resurrected Bill of Rights Bill (BoRB) shows that the government is continuing to grasp at the wrong end of the remedies stick – and it will continue to do so until it pays attention to the evidence. ‘

Full Story

UK Constitutional Law Association, 24th November 2022

Source: ukconstitutionallaw.org

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.’

Full Story

Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 11th November 2022

Source: www.judiciary.uk

Burnett: “I can’t magic up lawyers to help reduce Crown Court backlog” – Legal Futures

‘It will be “very difficult” for the Crown Court to achieve the government’s target of reducing the backlog to 53,000 cases by 2025, the Lord Chief Justice has warned MPs.’

Full Story

Legal Futures, 9th November 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.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.’

Full Story

Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 27th October 2022

Source: www.judiciary.uk

Black judges will be under-represented in judiciary until 2149, says Law Society – The Guardian

Posted October 27th, 2022 in diversity, judiciary, minorities, news, statistics by sally

‘It will take more than 125 years before Black people are properly represented within the England and Wales judiciary at the current rate of progress, the Law Society has found.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 27th October 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com

Family lawyers and judges “need menopause training” – Legal Futures

‘A large majority of women (76%) who have experienced divorce or separation and the menopause believe family lawyers and judges should have training on the issue so they can “factor it into their cases”.’

Full Story

Legal Futures, 21st October 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk