A divided judiciary?

Barrister-solicitor divide to blame for lack of diversity, says Lady Hale A legal profession divided into barristers and solicitors has contributed to the UK’s judiciary lagging in diversity, the incoming president of the Supreme Court has suggested. Lady Hale,...

Drop in the ocean

Government invests £80k to improve court waiting rooms The government is hoping to help victims and witnesses feel less traumatised about giving evidence in court by investing £80,000 in five new waiting rooms, complete with children’s toys. The waiting rooms...

Criticising Counsel

The vice-president of the Court of Appeal’s criminal division has told a barrister who complained about a trial judge that she was over-sensitive and lacked an “understanding of the role of the judge in managing a jury trial”. Lady Justice Hallett said that while Her...

Discrimination regarding pensions

Fee Paid judges will be aware that those who have been transitioned into the new judicial pension scheme because of their age may have claims for age discrimination as older Fee Paid judges have been admitted to the more advantageous pension scheme. Details about this...

Social security appeals to increase

Hard on the heels of the decision regarding employment tribunal fees, now the social security tribunal is being opened up. The Department for Work and Pensions has been unlawfully preventing people refused social security benefits from going to tribunal to challenge...