Start of Legal Year

Too much God at judges’ service, say secularists The lord chancellor is being urged to cancel the annual service at the start of the legal year on Monday on the ground that it undermines judges’ impartiality. The National Secular Society has written to...

Judgment in Question

Complaints against judges – no one is safe Inquiry into judge who spared Oxford stab student from jail A judge who provoked anger by telling an Oxford student who stabbed her boyfriend that her prospects were too bright to jail her will be investigated by the...

Listening courts

‘Now we’re going to listen,’ pledges HMCTS chief The head of the courts service has pledged to listen to users to get a full picture of the ongoing reform programme. In the first of a promised series of blogs, HMCTS chief executive Susan Acland-Hood...