Flexible hours saga continues

HMCTS reveals details of extended court hours scheme Detailed plans for the flexible operating hours scheme have been published, as the government ploughs on with plans to change how courts work in England and Wales. The pilot scheme, which will be held in 11...

Employment judge crisis?

Judge warns of recruitment crisis on employment tribunal bench More than half a dozen employment tribunal judges are leaving the bench a year and not being replaced, the head of the court has said amid concerns over a mounting recruitment crisis. Judge Brian Doyle,...

Employment tribunals in crisis?

Employment tribunals are failing to hit basic targets and judges are departing without being replaced, users have revealed. Minutes of the National User Group Meeting on employment tribunals report that tribunals are falling short of targets for completing and...

Whistleblowing

A judge is suing the government over allegations that she was bullied after she complained about overwork and poor courtroom facilities. Court of Appeal judges will begin hearing a challenge today by Claire Gilham, who argues that the judiciary should be covered by...

DDJ Training postponed

Message from the Judicial College regarding the postponement of planned Deputy District Judge Seminars for 2017/18   In recent years the Judicial College has organised a series of regional DDJ seminars as part of its continuation training programme. These...