Lord Chief Justice fights Govt’s judiciary intrusion – The Lawyer

Posted September 19th, 2007 in judiciary, news by sally

“The Lord Chief Justice Lord Phillips has called on the Government to stay away from the selection of judges in the wake of ‘The Governance of Britain’ green paper published by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ).”

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The Lawyer, 17th September 2007

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Judges face work assessment by their peers – The Times

Posted September 17th, 2007 in judiciary, news by sally

“Judges face having their performance in court assessed under plans to ensure that their skills in handling cases are up to scratch and that they treat people fairly and courteously.”

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The Times, 17th September 2007

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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

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Lord Chief Justice speaks out against US-style selection of judges – The Times

Posted September 13th, 2007 in judiciary, news by sally

“Britain’s most senior judge has strongly opposed any move towards American-style selection of judges involving Parliament. ”

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The Times, 13th September 2007

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Judicial independence – Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales

Posted September 13th, 2007 in judiciary, speeches by sally

“Speech by Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales at the Commonwealth Law Conference 2007, Nairobi, Kenya.”

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Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales , 12th September 2007

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Judiciary shake up sees seven in new roles – The Lawyer

Posted July 28th, 2007 in judiciary, news by sally

“The judiciary is set for an overhaul, with the control of seven posts changing hands.”

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The Lawyer, 27th July 2007

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Legal giants pour scorn on Labour’s record – The Times

Posted July 28th, 2007 in criminal justice, judiciary, legal aid, Ministry of Justice, news by sally

“A group of the UK’s most influential barristers has severely criticised the Labour Government’s treatment of the UK legal system over the past ten years.”

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The Times, 27th July 2007

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Evidence of the Lord Chief Justice before the Constitutional Affairs Select Committee – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted May 23rd, 2007 in judiciary by traceydennis

“The judiciary is an independent arm of the state and is fundamental to the rule of law. It is not a privilege for the judiciary but is an essential requirement for every citizen to ensure the fair and impartial resolution of disputes. The administrative system that supports the judiciary underpins that independence. Judicial independence cannot exist on its own – judges must have the loyal staff, buildings and equipment to support the exercise of the independent judicial function”

Evidence of the Lord Chief Justice

Constitutional Affairs Select Committee, 22nd May 2007

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk


A place on the Bench? It’s time to step forward – The Times

Posted April 24th, 2007 in judiciary by sally

“Diversity in the lower tiers of the judiciary has improved significantly in the past five years. But as a whole the judiciary is struggling to reflect the demographics of society.”

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The Times, 24th April 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk