Guardian article about recorders

Junior judges are being put on what are in effect zero-hours contracts as the criminal justice system succumbs to a fresh round of austerity and courtrooms are closed down, lawyers are warning. Working days for recorders – part-time judges who are usually experienced...

Pension Victory!

  Judges’ pension victory may cost taxpayers billions a year The government is facing an annual bill of billions of pounds after the Supreme Court refused to allow ministers to ­appeal against a ruling that pension ­reforms discriminated against younger...

Divorce delay reported

Separated couples are facing a record wait to get divorced as a result of regional divorce centres trying to process a backlog of older cases, it has been revealed. Quarterly statistics covering January to March this year, published by the Ministry of Justice today,...

Online Court bill

Peers rein in government over sweeping Online Court powers Report in the Law Society Gazette- The government will be made to seek the backing of the lord chief justice about the scope of any future online court, the House of Lords voted this week. Peers backed an...

Justice Delayed

The Gazette reports and we make no comment: Small claims are taking longer than ever to resolve as the system buckles under the strain of judicial shortages and more contested cases, official figures have revealed. Slow and steady gets to trial Civil justice...