MOJ appeals pension appeal

  The MoJ is appealing the EAT’s judgment that dismissed the MoJ’s earlier appeal. I make no comment as to the merits of the arguments. 1) The MoJ is asking for this appeal to be heard with the firefighters’ appeal 2) The main thrust of the appeal is that the EAT...

Apparent Bias Claim Rejected

A trial judge was right not to recuse himself from a dispute over building work despite meeting one party’s advocate in private and discussing elements of the case, the Court of Appeal has ruled. The appellant in Bubbles & Wine Ltd v Lusha argued that Deputy...

Equal treatment for all

Litigants in person should not be seen as an unwelcome problem for the court, judges have been told in 422-page guidance on equal treatment issued by the Judicial College. Lady Justice Rafferty DBE, chair of the college, said that aim of the Equal Treatment Bench...

Birmingham

The government is continuing to highlight the results of its £1bn investment plans to modernise the justice system – announcing today that it has spent £8.12m to transform Birmingham Civil Justice Centre into a ‘prime example of the future of our courts and...