HMCTS chief denies replacing judges

Delegating more judicial duties to court staff is expected to save almost £6m a year, government documents have revealed. An impact assessment published this week alongside the Courts and Tribunals (Judiciary and Functions of Staff) Bill showed HM Courts &...

Judicial Ways of Working consultation

Documents about Reform in respect of each jurisdiction are now on the judicial intranet. They can be reached via this link https://intranet.judiciary.gov.uk/hmcts-reform/about-reform/jwow/. The closing date for completion of the survey is Friday 8th June at 5pm. If...

UK Association of Women Judges Conference

The UK Association of Women Judges conference takes place on 9 November in Liverpool Malmaison Hotel. Baroness Hale will be attending. Any queries with regard to this email should be addressed to Christine Bispham email: christinebispham@yahoo.co.uk The UKAWJ Annual...

Courts Bill threatens DDJ role

The long-awaited reincarnation of the Courts Bill reappeared on 23 May – paving the way for online dispute resolution to become a central tenet of the justice system and threatening DDJ’s jobs at the same time as the recruitment process continues to recruit 300 more...