Retirement age illogical

The Times reports as follows- Judicial retirement age is illogical, says UK’s top judge The compulsory retirement age for judges of 70 is illogical and should be scrapped, the UK’s most senior judge says today. Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, president of...

Online Court is Coming!

HM Judiciary has announced that the online court pilot will begin in July. According to the notice, the Civil Money Claims project will ‘facilitate new processes in the civil court delivering a digital by default solution. It will allow many civil claims to be...

Old Bailey public gallery shut

Officials at the Old Bailey have shut the public gallery. The highly unusual decision was taken after the prime minister announced that the UK’s terror threat level had been raised from “severe” to “critical”. This means the government...

Quote of the day re retirement

Quote of the day “Jurors can be trusted to sit until they are 75 whereas judges appointed after 1995 must retire at 70. The jury pool has now been extended substantially to include those involved in the criminal justice system. That raises the interesting...

Flexible operating hours Pilot

Flexible Operating Hours HMCTS have decided to run a six month pilot starting around September 2017 looking at different models which would extend the operating hours of courts, at six different courts across the country: ยท Crown courts: Newcastle Crown Court and...