Lionel Cohen Lecture by the Lord Chief Justice: The judiciary within the state – governance and cohesion of the judiciary – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

‘Lionel Cohen Lecture by the Lord Chief Justice: The judiciary within the state – governance and cohesion of the judiciary.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 22nd May 2017

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Not “wrong in law” for judges to change transcripts – Litigation Futures

Posted May 19th, 2017 in amendments, judgments, judiciary, news, reasons by tracey

‘It is not “wrong in law” for judges to amend transcripts of judgments to better explain the reasons behind their decisions, the High Court has held.’

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Litigation Futures, 19th May 2017

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The Jill Poole Memorial Lecture by the Lord Chief Justice: Keeping commercial law up to date – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted May 19th, 2017 in contracts, judiciary, legal education, shipping law, speeches by tracey

‘The Jill Poole Memorial Lecture by the Lord Chief Justice: Keeping commercial law up to date.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 16th May 2017

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Give us a heavyweight lord chancellor, bar urges next government – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 12th, 2017 in barristers, judiciary, lord chancellor, news by sally

‘The next lord chancellor must be someone whose ’experience is combined with the requisite authority among ministerial colleagues’ to defend the independence of the judiciary, the bar’s representative body says today in a thinly veiled attack on Liz Truss.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 8th May 2017

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No ‘judicial consent’ needed for MI5 to quiz ‘ward of court’ teens, judge rules – Daily Telegraph

‘MI5 agents and anti-terror police have been given the go-ahead to question teenagers placed under the control of family court judges as a result of radicalisation fears.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th May 2017

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President’s guidance: Judicial Cooperation with Serious Case Reviews – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted May 3rd, 2017 in family courts, judiciary, press releases by tracey

‘Guidance issued by Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division on 2 May 2017.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 2nd May 2017

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Rachel Jones: Increasing Judicial Diversity – A Constitutional Imperative? – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted April 28th, 2017 in diversity, judiciary, news by tracey

‘Tuesday marked the launch of JUSTICE’s Working Party report, Increasing judicial diversity. The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Thomas, spoke at the event, alongside Chair of the Working Party and leading public law barrister Nathalie Lieven QC. She urged those present to take up the report’s vision, and outlined recommendations for systemic, long-term change. Attendees included policy-makers, practitioners and members of the senior judiciary.

This post offers some brief reasons to support the report’s key contention: the current lack of gender, ethnic and social diversity in our highest courts is indeed a serious constitutional issue. With this in mind, the article then turns to consider some of the report’s key recommendations.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 27th April 2017

Source: www.ukconstitutionallaw.org

Lack of diversity among UK senior judiciary is ‘serious constitutional issue’ – The Guardian

Posted April 26th, 2017 in diversity, judiciary, news by sally

‘The senior judiciary is dominated by privately educated white men and may need “targets with teeth” – if not quotas – to improve diversity on the bench, a report by senior lawyers has warned.’

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The Guardian, 25th April 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Court of Appeal warns judges against interrupting witness evidence too much – Litigation Futures

‘The Chancellor of the High Court has urged judges to “temper eagerness with restraint” in the way they conduct trials, after a circuit judge was found to have made excessive interventions while witnesses were giving evidence.’

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Litigation Futures, 10th April 2017

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You’ve got bail: judge lets lawyer off over beeping phone – The Guardian

Posted April 7th, 2017 in courts, internet, judiciary, news, telecommunications by tracey

‘The sudden trilling of a mobile phone amid the solemn atmosphere of a court hearing often leads to stern glances from the bench and cringing embarrassment from the offender. But Mr Justice Holman, one of the longest-serving high court judges in England and Wales, responded to an electronic interruption from one lawyer’s device in the family court on Thursday with compassionate forbearance.’

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The Guardian, 6th April 2017

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Justice Secretary Liz Truss ‘could be stripped of Lord Chancellor role’ after series of mishaps – The Independent

‘Cabinet ministers are reportedly urging Theresa May to sack Liz Truss from her role as Lord Chancellor after a series of embarrassing mistakes.’

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The Independent, 6th April 2017

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Allow judiciary to work until 75, says Britain’s most senior judge – The Guardian

Posted March 30th, 2017 in age discrimination, elderly, judges, judiciary, news, retirement, select committees by tracey

‘Judges should be allowed to sit beyond the age of 70 to ease the growing problem of judicial recruitment, the UK’s most senior judge, Lord Neuberger, has said.’

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The Guardian, 29th March 2017

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“Judicial Bias Considered” – Zenith PI Blog

Posted March 29th, 2017 in bias, judiciary, medical treatment, negligence, news by sally

‘In Willmott–v- Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (2017) EWCA Civ 181 the Court of Appeal considered whether a Judge’s comment during a clinical negligence trial had the objective appearance of bias or prejudging the evidence.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 28th March 2017

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Lord chief justice attacks Liz Truss for failing to back article 50 judges – The Guardian

‘The lord chief justice, Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, has launched a forthright attack on the justice secretary, Liz Truss, for her failure last year to defend judges who were branded “enemies of the people”.’

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The Guardian, 22nd March 2017

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Speech by the Lord Chief Justice: City of London Solicitors’ Company – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted March 17th, 2017 in judicial appointments commission, judiciary, speeches by tracey

‘Speech by the Lord Chief Justice: City of London Solicitors’ Company.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 16th March 2017

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Munby: ‘judges should not have to justify themselves’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 13th, 2017 in appeals, judges, judgments, judiciary, media, news by sally

‘The most senior family judge has stepped into the controversy over press attacks on the judiciary, telling solicitors that judges should not have to justify their rulings – while conjuring a dystopian vision of judges being hauled on to Newsnight to defend themselves.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 10th March 2017

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

British supreme court justice makes veiled attack on Donald Trump – The Guardian

Posted March 9th, 2017 in judges, judiciary, news, speeches by sally

‘A senior British supreme court justice has made a veiled attack on Donald Trump’s hostility towards the US judiciary in a speech defending the independence of UK judges mauled by the media over their Brexit judgment.’

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The Guardian, 8th March 2017

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Bahrain speech by Sir Peter Gross: Judicial Leadership and Reform – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted March 3rd, 2017 in case management, judiciary, speeches by tracey

‘Bahrain speech by Sir Peter Gross: Judicial Leadership and Reform.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 1st March 2017

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Courts are running out of qualified judges, peers are told – The Guardian

‘Vacancies for crown court and high court judges are increasingly being left unfilled because of a serious shortage of suitably qualified applicants, a select committee has been told.’

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The Guardian, 1st March 2017

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Neuberger: “Barristers increasingly shunning judicial careers” – Litigation Futures

‘If a career on the bench is not made more attractive financially, the rule of law could be undermined, and with it lucrative industries vital to post-Brexit economic prosperity, the departing president of the Supreme Court has warned.’

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Litigation Futures, 24th February 2017

Source: www.litigationfutures.com