Judicial ways of working responses

Judges have warned that cost-cutting is been prioritised over justice in the pursuit of greater use of video hearings. Concerns about the move away from in-person hearings was a common theme from a wide consultation process asking thousands of judges and...

IT crash!

A failure of the court service’s IT system has caused thousands of cases to be been disrupted or delayed across England and Wales. The repeated crashes, which started last week, come as the ministry of justice is spending millions to promote online hearings to replace...

Contempt

The Gazette reports the following: Something to bear in mind if this ever happens….. A county court judge who jailed a litigant for contacting his lawyers overnight in the midst of cross-examination gave a ‘case study’ in how not to deal with contempt, the Court...

Update

My understanding is that the time for the government to lodge their appeal on the pensions discrimination case is Friday. It may be that they have other things on their hands, I’m not sure! Please could members make sure that they renew and pay the annual...