Court modernisation “undermining access to justice”, lawyers tell MPs – Legal Futures

‘Criminal and civil lawyers have spelt out to MPs on the justice select committee a catalogue of ways in which court modernisation is undermining access to justice.’

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Legal Futures, 22nd May 2019

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Solicitors call for more full-time employment judges – Litigation Futures

‘Employment tribunals are being forced to rush in part-time judges in order to try to clear the growing backlog of cases waiting to be heard, a specialist law firm has claimed.’

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Litigation Futures, 15th May 2019

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Speech by the Lord Chief Justice: English Law on the World Stage – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted May 9th, 2019 in judges, judiciary, jurisdiction, legal profession, speeches by tracey

‘Speech by the Lord Chief Justice: English Law on the World Stage.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 8th May 2019

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Speech by The Rt Hon Sir Nicholas Hamblen: Litigating financial disputes in London and the Financial List – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

‘Speech by The Rt Hon Sir Nicholas Hamblen: Litigating financial disputes in London and the Financial List.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 7th May 2019

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Speech by Sir Geoffrey Vos, Chancellor of the High Court: cryptoassets as property – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted May 3rd, 2019 in computer programs, contracts, judges, judiciary, legal profession, speeches by tracey

‘Sir Geoffrey Vos, Chancellor of the High Court, gave a speech to the Joint Northern Chancery Bar Association and University of Liverpool Lecture, entitled: “Cryptoassets as property: how can English law boost the confidence of would-be parties to smart legal contracts?” ‘

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 3rd May 2019

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Address by Mr Justice Mostyn to the Hong Kong Family Law Association – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted May 1st, 2019 in families, family courts, judges, judiciary, speeches by tracey

‘An analysis of the exercise of judicial discretion in the Family Law sphere. Address by Mr Justice Mostyn to the Hong Kong Family Law Association, British Consulate-General, Hong Kong 25 April 2019.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 26th April 2019

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New programme to boost judicial diversity – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted April 25th, 2019 in diversity, judiciary, press releases by tracey

‘Lawyers from underrepresented groups will be better supported to become judges following the launch of a new online education programme today (24 April).’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 24th April 2019

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Judge dismisses application to recuse himself from Post Office trial – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted April 11th, 2019 in bias, judiciary, news, recusal by sally

‘The judge overseeing a group action against the Post Office has refused an application that he recuse himself from proceedings.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 9th April 2019

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Parliament, not judges, should be helping separated parents – McFarlane – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted April 10th, 2019 in dispute resolution, divorce, families, judiciary, news, parliament, pilot schemes by sally

‘Resolving straightforward relationship difficulties between separated parents should not be a matter for judges, the president of the family division has said.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 10th April 2019

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Instances of judges bullying female barristers exaggerated, says LCJ – Legal Futures

‘The problem of male judges bullying female barristers in court has been exaggerated, the Lord Chief Justice suggested yesterday.’

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Legal Futures, 4th April 2019

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Lammy: Lack of BAME judges is due to discrimination – Legal Futures

‘The lack of judges from a black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) background is down to discrimination, according to the MP who investigated the treatment of BAME people in the criminal justice system.’

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Legal Futures, 9th April 2019

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Discriminatory instruction barrister: Fault is system’s not solicitor’s – Legal Futures

‘The Asian woman barrister who was disinstructed after her client wanted a white man to represent her has said she does not blame the solicitor involved.’

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Legal Futures, 2nd April 2019

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Lady Hale: at least half of UK judiciary should be female – The Guardian

Posted March 25th, 2019 in diversity, equality, gender, judges, judiciary, news, statistics, women by sally

‘At least half of the judiciary should be women, Britain’s most senior judge has said.’

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The Guardian, 24th March 2019

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Sentencing Council to include expanded explanations in guidelines – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 13th, 2019 in codes of practice, consultations, judiciary, news, sequestration by sally

‘Plans to require judges and magistrates to consider additional contextual information when weighing up aggravating and mitigating factors during the sentencing process for particular offences have been published for consultation by the Sentencing Council.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th March 2019

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Lord Chief Justice sets up advisory group for judiciary on Artificial Intelligence – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 8th, 2019 in artificial intelligence, judiciary, news by sally

‘The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Burnett of Maldon, has set up an advisory body to inform the judiciary about developments in artificial intelligence (AI).’

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Local Government Lawyer, 7th March 2019

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Lord Chief Justice sets up advisory group on Artificial Intelligence – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted March 5th, 2019 in artificial intelligence, courts, judiciary, press releases by tracey

‘To make sure the Judiciary of England and Wales is fully informed about developments in artificial intelligence (AI), the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Burnett of Maldon, has set up a new advisory body.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 4th March 2019

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The decision not to lift Jon Venables’ anonymity order shows judges will not give in to the internet -The Independent

Posted March 5th, 2019 in anonymity, children, injunctions, judges, judiciary, murder, news by tracey

‘ames Bulger’s killers may evoke little sympathy but, as Will Gore explains, they remain vulnerable to being killed themselves if their new identities become widely known.’

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The Independent, 5th March 2019

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Lady Hale gives the Worcester Lecture 2019 at Worcester Cathedral – Supreme Court

Posted February 26th, 2019 in judges, judiciary, rule of law, speeches by tracey

‘Moral Courage in the Law.’

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Supreme Court, 21st February 2019

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Bar Council urges barristers to call out judicial bullying – Legal Futures

Posted February 25th, 2019 in barristers, bullying, codes of practice, complaints, judges, judiciary, news by tracey

‘The Bar Council has called on barristers to take action over bullying by judges that they experience or witness, and is looking at a new approach to overcome reluctance to report incidents.’

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Legal Futures, 25th February 2019

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Speech by the Lord Chief Justice: A changing judiciary in a modern age – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

‘The Lord Chief Justice, The Right Hon. The Lord Burnett of Maldon, spoke about judicial appointments and diversity in the Treasurer’s Lecture 2019.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 18th February 2019

Source: www.judiciary.uk