Tribunals under strain

Employment tribunals face ‘months’ of delay, lawyers claim Employment tribunals continue to be beset with delays, including in the average time taken to deal with the first stage of the litigation process and for parties receiving judgments, employment...

Judicial Diversity drive

The Ministry of Justice is to invest £152,000 over the next three years in an education programme to make the judiciary more diverse. The Pre-Application Judicial Education programme is an initiative from the Judicial Diversity Forum, which is made up of the ministry,...

Divorce Digitisation

  Digitising divorce applications could save 13,000 hours of court staff time Enabling people to apply for a divorce online could eliminate up to 13,000 hours of time spent by court staff checking divorce petitions, a senior civil servant responsible for several...

Personal Injury Reforms drive inexorably onwards

Government figures published as parliament prepares to debate curbs on personal injury claims appear to show the number of such claims dropping to the lowest level for almost a decade. The Department for Work and Pensions’ Compensation Recovery Unit...

In sickness and in bigamy

Munby takes action on ‘defective’ divorces Some divorced people who have remarried may have inadvertently committed bigamy after being wrongly granted a divorce, the president of the family division has revealed. Sir James Munby said it had been brought to...