Magistrates

Young JPs needed ‘to stop magistracy dying off’ More young magistrates are needed to make the bench more representative, with 80 per cent of JPs now over the age of 50, MPs have been told. The magistracy is also suffering recruitment problems and low...

Judicial functions

Gazette reports: The independence of the judiciary will be retained despite some of their functions being delegated to court staff without legal qualifications, the government has promised MPs. Speaking yesterday during the second reading of the Courts and Tribunals...

Loughborough

Loughborough – the new site for a Courts & Tribunals Service Centre 23 November 2018 |News The location of the UK’s third Courts & Tribunals Service Centre (CTSC) has been announced as Crown House in Loughborough. It’s part of a £1 billion transformation...

Listing

HMCTS is seeking to talk to legal professionals who are actively involved in cases that require court appearances. They wish to explore what improvements they can make through technology and processes to improve legal professionals’ experiences of listing –...

Saturday jobs

Times reports Hundreds of judges have been asked to work on Saturdays because of concerns that their conduct of emergency hearings by telephone is unlawful. The circuit and district judges will be put onto a Saturday “on call” rota — for which they...