Closure of Courts

Inevitably a decision has been made to close over half of the Courts. Essentially the Courts are now on shutdown and it remains to be seen whether fee paid judges will be kept on during this period. It is understandable why this decision was made as many Court staff...

Covid19

Please get in touch if you need a copy of the sickness guidance for judicial office holders re Covid19. Thanks
Proposed Housing Dispute Service

Proposed Housing Dispute Service

In a report published this week, Justice proposes creating a Housing Dispute Service, which fuses elements of problem-solving, investigative, holistic and mediative models used elsewhere in the justice system. There is very little chance of these well meaning...
Coronavirus and the Courts

Coronavirus and the Courts

Advice on the coronavirus is updated on the judicial intranet: https://intranet.judiciary.uk/2020/03/05/message-from-the-lord-chief-justice-and-the-senior-president-of-tribunals-coronavirus-covid-19/ Some members like society as a whole are worried about coronavirus...
Contempt consultation

Contempt consultation

The Law Society Gazette reports: Judges could be given new powers to bring contempt proceedings against defendants under proposed redrafting of civil procedure rules. Consultation was opened yesterday by the Civil Procedure Rule Committee on possible amendments to...