Courts to pilot more flexible hours for the benefit of the public – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 16th, 2018 in courts, flexible working, pilot schemes, press releases by tracey

‘Early and late sittings will be piloted in civil and family courts, giving people greater access to hearings that can fit around their busy lives.’

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Ministry of Justice, 16th November 2018

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

Court of Appeal hearing in London Stadium row to be livestreamed – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 14th, 2018 in appeals, media, news, pilot schemes, reporting restrictions, sport by sally

‘A dispute about seating in the former London 2012 Olympic Stadium will be the first Court of Appeal hearing to be live-streamed in full.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 14th November 2018

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

County court to test video hearings in year-long pilot – Legal Futures

Posted November 13th, 2018 in county courts, internet, live link evidence, news, pilot schemes by sally

‘A year-long pilot to hear applications to set aside county court default judgments by an internet-enabled video link will begin at the end of this month.’

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Legal Futures, 13th November 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Bar Standards Board clarifies the responsibility of barristers to report sexual harassment – Cloisters

Posted November 2nd, 2018 in barristers, harassment, news, notification, pilot schemes by sally

‘Jen Danvers considers the Bar Standard Board’s recent regulatory update to barristers concerning the reporting of harassment and the pilot harassment support scheme.’

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Cloisters, 29th October 2018

Source: www.cloisters.com

MPs suggest patent law reforms to combat antimicrobial resistance – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 1st, 2018 in health, inquiries, medicines, news, patents, pilot schemes, select committees by sally

‘The UK government should consider changing patent law to incentivise major pharmaceutical companies to develop new antibiotics to address the “grave threat to health” posed by antimicrobial resistance (AMR), a committee of MPs has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 1st November 2018

Source: www.out-law.com

BREXIT: UK employers must check EU citizens’ right to work in UK – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 1st, 2018 in brexit, EC law, employment, freedom of movement, immigration, news, pilot schemes by sally

‘A UK government minister has said the onus will be on employers to ensure that EU citizens have the right to work in the UK after the withdrawal from the EU in March next year.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 1st November 2018

Source: www.out-law.com

Car washes to be given kitemark scheme to crack down on modern slavery – Daily Telegraph

‘Car washes will be given a Kitemark-style scheme to crack down on modern slavery.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd October 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

The Financial Remedies Court: Latest Developments – Family Law Week

Posted October 15th, 2018 in courts, families, financial dispute resolution, news, pilot schemes by tracey

‘Matthew Richardson, family barrister at Coram Chambers, provides an update on the progress of the Financial Remedies Court and highlights that rollout dates are soon to be announced.’

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Family Law Week, 14th October 2018

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Lawyer bloggers invited to lift veil on family courts – Legal Futures

‘An effort to encourage lawyers to report on everyday proceedings in the family courts to compensate for lack of press interest is being piloted over the next nine months, it has emerged.’

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Legal Futures, 3rd October 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Video hearings pilot: Technical flaws but some positive signs – Litigation Futures

Posted September 18th, 2018 in courts, news, pilot schemes, video recordings by sally

‘An independent evaluation of an online video hearing pilot run by HM Courts and Tribunal Service (HMCTS) has found it was beset by technical failures, ended up much smaller than envisaged, and warned that the participants could be “self-selecting”.’

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Litigation Futures, 18th September 2018

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Review brings misogyny as a hate crime a step closer – The Independent

Posted September 6th, 2018 in bills, harassment, hate crime, news, pilot schemes, women by tracey

‘Campaigners have welcomed an “amazing” victory in the fight against sexist street harassment after the government announced a comprehensive review of hate crime legislation, which will consider whether to recognise misogyny as a hate crime.’

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The Independent, 6th September 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

New pilot FPR 2010, PD 36J – attendance at court of ‘legal bloggers’ – Family Law

‘A pilot Practice Direction 36J comes into force on 1 October 2018 to allow certain lawyers to attend family proceedings in the Family Court and Family Division of the High Court with a view to reporting on proceedings. These persons are colloquially described as ‘legal bloggers’. The pilot will run for nine months and concludes on 30 June 2019.’

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Family Law, 27th August 2018

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Legal Bloggers – Pilot Announced – Transparency Project

Posted August 24th, 2018 in family courts, internet, media, news, pilot schemes by sally

‘After months of liaison with the Family Procedure Rules Committee our proposal to permit legal bloggers into family court hearings is going to be piloted. The pilot will launch on 1 October and run for 9 months until 30 June 2018, so it’s no change until then. The pilot will allow practising lawyers, academic lawyers and those under the umbrella of an an educational charity (like us). We’re keeners, so we’ve already submitted our details to the President of the Family Division so that we are on the ‘approved list’ of educational charities who can send lawyers to court (four weeks notice is required but this only needs to be done once).’

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Transparency Project, 22nd August 2018

Source: www.transparencyproject.org.uk

Coverage of UK court proceedings inevitable, says top TV executive – The Guardian

Posted August 22nd, 2018 in media, news, pilot schemes, reporting restrictions by sally

‘A senior ITN executive has said it is inevitable that British court proceedings will be televised and has called for the government to allow greater use of cameras in court.’

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The Guardian, 21st August 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

New pilot scheme announced for easier court entrance for legal professionals – Family Law

Posted August 13th, 2018 in courts, identification, legal profession, news, pilot schemes by sally

‘The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has announced a new pilot scheme for practising legal professionals which will allow for them to get direct entrance to courts without the need to be searched. The scheme aims to reduce queues and grant legal professionals easier court access. In preparation of the schemes launch the MoJ is encouraging legal professionals to register with their local courts prior to the start of the pilot.’

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Family Law, 10th August 2018

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Rule committee signs off disclosure pilot rules – Litigation Futures

Posted August 1st, 2018 in civil procedure rules, disclosure, news, pilot schemes by sally

‘The Civil Procedure Rule Committee has given its final approval to the two-year disclosure pilot scheme for cases in the Business & Property Courts.’

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Litigation Futures, 1st August 2018

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Sajid Javid’s plan for MI5 to share information on 20,000 individuals raises concerns with campaigners – The Independent

‘Security bosses will hand out information on people suspected of having extremist sympathies to councils, government officials and the police under the government’s new counter-terror plans.’

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The Independent, 4th June 2018

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Courts Service to use lessons of online divorce pilot to develop digital family law service – Legal Futures

Posted May 21st, 2018 in divorce, electronic filing, family courts, news, pilot schemes by sally

‘The Courts Service has laid out how it will develop its new online divorce facility, starting with enabling lawyers to submit petitions on behalf of clients.’

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Legal Futures, 21st May 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Reform for the Family jurisdiction: A message to family judges from the President of the Family Division – Family Law

Posted May 11th, 2018 in case management, electronic filing, family courts, news, pilot schemes by sally

‘How will the Reform Programme achieve change for the administration of family justice?’

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Family Law, 10th May 2018

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Big firms share LGBT knowledge in SRA mentoring scheme – Legal Futures

‘Small and medium-sized law firms will get free help and advice from some of the biggest firms in the country on how to become more inclusive employers under a pilot scheme launched this month by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).’

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Legal Futures, 24th April 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk