Judicial shortages pose threat to court system, top judge warns – The Guardian

Posted April 27th, 2018 in judiciary, news, recruitment by tracey

‘The effective operation of the courts in England and Wales is under threat due to problems of judicial recruitment, increasingly heavy workloads and deteriorating working conditions, according to the lord chief justice. In his first appearance before the Lords constitution select committee in his new post on Wednesday, Lord Burnett of Maldon also highlighted the growing problem of death threats being made against judges on social media and the need to provide protection.’

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The Guardian, 25th April 2018

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Top barristers who refuse to become judges “will destroy infrastructure”, warns Vos – Litigation Futures

Posted January 26th, 2018 in barristers, judiciary, news, recruitment, remuneration by sally

‘Commercial barristers “of the highest quality” who refuse to become judges will “destroy the very infrastructure that has allowed them to prosper”, the chancellor of the High Court has warned.’

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Litigation Futures, 25th January 2018

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Speech by Sir Geoffrey Vos, Chancellor of the High Court: Speech to Chancery Bar Association Annual Conference – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

‘Speech by Sir Geoffrey Vos, Chancellor of the High Court: Speech to Chancery Bar Association Annual Conference.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 19th January 2018

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

‘They funked it’ – LCJ’s dismay at inaction on older recorders – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 18th, 2017 in judges, judiciary, Ministry of Justice, news, recruitment, retirement, select committees by tracey

‘The lord chief justice has urged the government to deal with the thorny issue of forcing retirement upon part-time recorders believed to be clogging up the judicial system.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 18th September 2017

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Hale: Let opposition politicians help select top judges – Litigation Futures

‘Politicians from both opposition and government should be involved in appointing the most senior judges, Lady Hale has proposed.’

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Litigation Futures, 23rd August 2017

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‘Are you a killer?’ The quiet discrimination shutting military veterans out of the workplace – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 3rd, 2016 in armed forces, employment, news, recruitment, statistics by sally

‘Stereotypes about Armed Forces veterans as potentially “mad, bad and sad” are driving an unspoken discrimination against former servicemen and women in the civilian jobs market, according to the Royal British Legion.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd October 2016

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Prisoners won’t have to declare convictions when seeking work, David Cameron says – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 9th, 2016 in civil servants, criminal records, employment, news, recruitment, speeches by sally

‘Prime Minister says that prisoners should not have to submit a list of previous convictions when initially applying for jobs’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th February 2016

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Degrees for all new police officers under radical new plans – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 13th, 2015 in education, news, police, recruitment by tracey

‘All new police constables will be required to have a degree in policing before they can join the force, under radical new proposals. The new scheme, set out by the College of Policing, could be implemented as early as 2019 and would represent a massive shift in the academic criteria for would-be Pcs.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th November 2015

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Prohibiting positive action – clarification, but little practical impact – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted January 17th, 2014 in bills, diversity, equality, news, recruitment by sally

‘The Equality and Diversity (Reform) Bill is currently making its way through Parliament. The private members’ bill will prohibit the use of affirmative and positive action in recruitment and appointment processes.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 16th January 2014

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

Met police in talks over law change to allow positive discrimination – The Guardian

Posted June 3rd, 2013 in equality, minorities, news, police, recruitment by sally

“Scotland Yard has discussed with the government a radical change in race relations law to allow positive discrimination in recruitment, as the growth of London’s ethnic minority populations makes the gap between the police ranks and those they serve wider than ever.”

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The Guardian, 2nd June 2013

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Asociaţia ACCEPT v Consiliul Naţional pentru Combaterea Discriminǎrii – WLR Daily

Asociaţia ACCEPT v Consiliul Naţional pentru Combaterea Discriminǎrii (Case C-81/12); [2013] WLR (D) 153

“Homophobic statements made by a person perceived as playing a leading role in a football club but who did not have legal capacity to bind it in recruitment matters were capable of constituting ‘facts from which it may be presumed that there has been … discrimination’ pursuant to articles 2(2) and 10(1) of Council Directive 2000/78/EC establishing a general framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation (OJ 2000 L303, p16).”

WLR Daily, 25th April 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Can anonymous CVs help beat recruitment discrimination? – The Guardian

“There is growing anecdotal evidence that some UK firms are filtering out job candidates with foreign-sounding names”

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The Guardian, 11th April 2013

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IPCC wants more ‘non-police’ investigators – BBC News

Posted July 4th, 2012 in complaints, news, police, recruitment, speeches by sally

“The Independent Police Complaints’ Commission (IPCC) is to recruit more investigators from outside the police service.”

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BBC News, 4th July 2012

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Details of names and roles of senior council officials involved in recruitment subject to disclosure under FOI, Tribunal rules – OUT-LAW.com

“Councils should be prepared to disclose the names of senior staff members involved in recruiting senior councillors or officials as well as details of the role they played in that recruitment, an Information Rights Tribunal has ruled.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 4th April 2012

Source: www.out-law.com

Clampdown on migrant chefs could force takeaways to shut up shop – The Guardian

Posted March 14th, 2011 in food, migrant workers, news, recruitment by sally

“The future of those traditional staples of British cuisine, Indian and Chinese takeaways, have been thrown into doubt by new Home Office restrictions on the overseas recruitment of skilled migrants. The immigration minister, Damian Green, has decided to halt the recruitment from overseas of migrant chefs from outside Europe to work in any establishment that provides a takeaway service.”

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The Guardian, 13th March 2011

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Police chief and deputy face charges over alleged nepotism – The Guardian

Posted November 25th, 2010 in news, police, professional conduct, recruitment by sally

“A police chief and his deputy are to face serious misconduct charges following an independent report into alleged nepotism during a botched recruitment exercise.”

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The Guardian, 25th November 2010

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Law Fairs – The Bar Council

Posted November 10th, 2010 in barristers, news, recruitment, universities by sally

“Representatives of the Bar Council and the Inns of Court have been and will be meeting hundreds of students at 22 university careers fairs between October and December 2010, throughout England and Wales.”

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The Bar Council, 10th November 2010

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Defeat for council that sued boss for lying about illness – The Independent

Posted June 16th, 2009 in mental health, misrepresentation, negligence, news, recruitment by sally

“A former council chief executive had her mental health ‘cruelly broken’ by her former employer which accused her of lying about her medical condition on her job application and pursued her through the courts, her husband said yesterday.”

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The Independent, 16th June 2009

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Council loses £1m illness lawsuit – BBC News

Posted June 15th, 2009 in mental health, misrepresentation, negligence, news, recruitment by sally

“A council has lost its High Court case against a former managing director after claiming she withheld a history of depressive illness.”

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BBC News, 15th June 2009

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Openings aplenty but competition is fierce – The Times

Posted February 28th, 2008 in law firms, recruitment, special report by sally

“According to the experts, big City law firms are optimistic and hiring apace. But, as Clare Dight finds, rivalry for posts is high and wannabe lawyers do have other options.”

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The Times, 28th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk