More Courts to close

The government has opted to reprieve Cambridge Magistrates’ Court after completing its latest review of the courts estate – but seven other sites are to close. The decision follows a consultation opened in January which attracted more than 700 responses, with the...

Court Modernisation Reform “Problems”

MPs report ‘little confidence’ in HMCTS over £1.2bn courts upgrade …..The Law Society Gazette reports. A scathing report by a group of MPs today raises serious concerns about the government’s ability to achieve its unprecedented court...

Whiplash Reform delayed

Implementation of the government’s whiplash reforms is to be delayed by a year to April 2020, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has announced. It proposes that the new portal for RTA claims will be ready for “large-scale testing” by October 2019. The news came in its...

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Want to be a judge? Become a barrister

Progress stalls on solicitor judges, latest diversity stats show Judicial diversity figures released today show a fall in the number of court judges from a solicitor background. As of 1 April 2018, just 34% of court judges were from a ‘non-barrister’ background,...