Judges’ Pay

It is reported that: Judicial pay will not be reviewed this year as the government combats the damage Covid-19 has inflicted on the economy and the labour market. In a letter to Senior Salaries Review Body published today, lord chancellor Robert Buckland said it is...

Remote hearings training

Remote hearings Training Following on from our brief but successful webinar at the start of lockdown, the Association is now providing a training session giving practical guidance in managing remote hearings, on the morning of 27th February (weekend) and again on the...

Courts open

The Law Society Gazette reports that the Courts will remain open during the new Covid-19 restrictions applying across England, the government confirmed last night. Guidelines state that reasonable excuses for leaving home during lockdown include fulfilment of legal...

Tier 4 – Courts remain open

Court bosses today insisted that courts in Tier 4 areas of England will continue to open despite increased restrictions announced over the weekend. Around 17 million people in London and across large parts of the south east were put into Tier 4 by the prime minister...

Increase in domestic violence and court applications

The Law Society has renewed calls for non-means tested legal aid to be made available to domestic abuse victims after government statistics revealed a record number of family court applications. Statistics published by the Ministry of Justice show a steep increase in...