UKAPTJ is changing!

We are happy to announce that we are changing! Henceforth we will be known as the UKAFPJ or United Kingdom Association of Fee Paid Judges. We feel that this more accurately reflects the constituency that we represent. Over time all of our details will change over to...

Lord Chief Justice Report 2016 published

The Lord Chief has highlighted the following priorities in his report: • The stature of the judiciary must be maintained. Whilst modernisation of the courts and tribunals is vital and will improve the administration of justice, the judiciary itself demands attention....

Coping with disappointment

“Like anybody, if you suffer a disappointment you just knuckle down, get on with it and see what happens. I might have ambitions left … I have never said that the Supreme Court was my ambition. But it’s a bit like how you vote – I’ll keep my...

New judges needed?

40 new judges ‘needed to fill manpower gap’ on High Court bench According to The Times, dozens of extra High Court judges need to be recruited to meet demand over the next few years, the lord chief justice said yesterday. Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, the most...

Fixed Recoverable Costs

Lord Justice Jackson is to lead a new review of fixed recoverable costs, HM Judiciary announced on 11 November. Commissioned by the lord chief justice and master of the rolls, the review will take forward the government’s commitment – outlined in September – to a new...