More open hearings

The Civil Procedure Rule Committee signed off the latest amendments to the Rules and Practice Directions on 7th December 2018. The February newsletter will include an update of the various changes agreed. This edition focusses on one change that will have significant...

MOJ loses discrimination claim

Pension changes discriminated against younger judges, appeal court rules Older judges were given transitional protection from cuts to their pensions, but not younger onesDAN KITWOOD/GETTY IMAGES The Times reports: Ministers face a multi-million pound bill after a...

Judges win pension discrimination case

As set out above, the Court has upheld the Employment Tribunal’s findings on both legitimate aim and proportionality of means, finding that the Government had no legitimate aim and that the means that it employed were not proportionate.    As you will see, and...

Judicial Conduct

Disciplinary action against judges and magistrates has fallen slightly despite a significant rise in complaints about inappropriate behaviour or comments. In its annual report for 2017/18 published today, the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office said 498 complaints...