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.’

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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.’

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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.’

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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.”’

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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.’

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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. ‘

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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.’

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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.’

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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.’

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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.’

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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”.’

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Legal Futures, 21st October 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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”.’

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Legal Futures, 21st October 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Removal process for judges ‘unconstitutional’, support network tells MoJ – Law Society’s Gazette

‘A new policy designed to remove judges from office if they have been long absent from work due to ill health would be unconstitutional, a support network for judges has told the government.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 20th October 2022

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Judiciary in England and Wales ‘institutionally racist’, says report – The Guardian

‘The judiciary in England and Wales is “institutionally racist”, with more than half of legal professionals surveyed claiming to have witnessed a judge acting in a racially biased way, according to a report.’

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The Guardian, 18th October 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com

Closing speech by the Lord Chief Justice: 2022 Legal Wales Conference – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted October 12th, 2022 in judges, judiciary, legal profession, speeches, Wales by tracey

‘Closing speech by the Lord Chief Justice: 2022 Legal Wales Conference.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 10th October 2022

Source: www.judiciary.uk

Lord Hodge, Guildhall Lecture – Supreme Court

‘Lord Hodge, Guildhall Lecture – The Rule of Law, the Courts and the British Economy.’

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Supreme Court, 4th October 2022

Source: www.supremecourt.uk

Judges wrong to state views about barristers’ strike, high court told – The Guardian

Posted September 27th, 2022 in barristers, criminal justice, industrial action, judiciary, news, remand by sally

‘Judges acted wrongly when expressing views on the criminal barristers’ strike as they refused to keep defendants behind bars in cases delayed by the ongoing pay dispute, the high court has heard.’

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The Guardian, 26th September 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com

King’s Bench Division Guide 2022 – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted September 26th, 2022 in codes of practice, courts, judiciary, news by sally

‘The King’s Bench Division Guide 2022 has been published, replacing the Queen’s Bench Division 2022 version.’

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 15th September 2022

Source: www.judiciary.uk

In conversation with Lady Justice Nicola Davies and Tribunal Judge Safia Iman – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted August 26th, 2022 in diversity, judiciary, news, women by tracey

‘Inspired by the centenary of Dr Ivy Williams, the first woman to be called to the Bar in England and Wales, we interviewed Lady Justice Nicola Davies and Tribunal Judge Safia Iman as they spoke with one another about their experiences as women in the judiciary.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 23rd August 2022

Source: www.judiciary.uk

Equalities and rights: Conflict and the need for clarity – Attorney General’s Office

Posted August 19th, 2022 in attorney general, equality, human rights, judiciary, speeches by tracey

‘Attorney General Suella Braverman spoke at Policy Exchange about equalities and human rights.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 10th August 2022

Source: www.gov.uk/ago