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Enforcement and Dispute Resolution

Enforcement and Dispute Resolution

Over recent weeks David Davis’s Brexit department has published seven so-called partnership papers, one of which, entitled ‘Enforcement and Dispute Resolution’, covers the role of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). The introduction to this paper states: “In leaving the European Union, we will bring about an end to the direct jurisdiction […]

Enforcement and Dispute Resolution

Criminal Law Solicitors Association disclosure survey

As part of its campaign, with others, to ensure that both the Prosecuting authorities and the Courts comply with the Law and Criminal procedure rules, the Criminal Law Solicitors Association (CLSA) is conducting a disclosure survey. The CLSA has long challenged what it claims to be repeated failures by prosecutors to disclose information on time, […]

Blood on our hands –  part 2

Blood on our hands – part 2

Sir Justice James Munby, who sits as president of the High Court’s family division, in his judgment of 3 August said he felt “ashamed and embarrassed” that no hospital place had been found that could take proper care of an unnamed 17-year-old known as X when she was due to be released from youth custody […]

Blood on our hands –  part 2
“Blood on our hands”

“Blood on our hands”

The nation will have “blood on its hands” if an NHS hospital bed cannot be found within days for a teenage girl, known only as X, who is at acute risk of taking her own life, according to the UK’s most senior family judge. Sir Justice James Munby, who sits as president of the High […]

“Blood on our hands”
Employment tribunal fees

Employment tribunal fees

It is some time since Chris Grayling left the post of lord chancellor but his influence continues to be felt as his poor judgments have to be reversed. Now we have another embarrassing example. In a landmark decision handed down last Wednesday, the Supreme Court, in the case of R (Unison) v Lord Chancellor (2017), […]

Employment tribunal fees
Prison reform

Prison reform

Prison reform was a key element of the Prisons and Courts Bill, abandoned in the run up to the general election. And it was not reinstated in the threadbare Queen’s Speech. In his first public statement since taking up the post of justice secretary, David Lidington has sought to reassure that this apparent dropping of […]

Prison reform
Enforcement and Dispute Resolution

Enforcement and Dispute Resolution

30 August 2017

Over recent weeks David Davis’s Brexit department has published seven so-called partnership papers, one of which, entitled ‘Enforcement and Dispute Resolution’, covers the role of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). The introduction to this paper states: “In leaving the European Union, we will bring about an end to the direct jurisdiction […]

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Criminal Law Solicitors Association disclosure survey

25 August 2017

As part of its campaign, with others, to ensure that both the Prosecuting authorities and the Courts comply with the Law and Criminal procedure rules, the Criminal Law Solicitors Association (CLSA) is conducting a disclosure survey. The CLSA has long challenged what it claims to be repeated failures by prosecutors to disclose information on time, […]

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Blood on our hands –  part 2

Blood on our hands – part 2

09 August 2017

Sir Justice James Munby, who sits as president of the High Court’s family division, in his judgment of 3 August said he felt “ashamed and embarrassed” that no hospital place had been found that could take proper care of an unnamed 17-year-old known as X when she was due to be released from youth custody […]

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“Blood on our hands”

“Blood on our hands”

08 August 2017

The nation will have “blood on its hands” if an NHS hospital bed cannot be found within days for a teenage girl, known only as X, who is at acute risk of taking her own life, according to the UK’s most senior family judge. Sir Justice James Munby, who sits as president of the High […]

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Employment tribunal fees

Employment tribunal fees

04 August 2017

It is some time since Chris Grayling left the post of lord chancellor but his influence continues to be felt as his poor judgments have to be reversed. Now we have another embarrassing example. In a landmark decision handed down last Wednesday, the Supreme Court, in the case of R (Unison) v Lord Chancellor (2017), […]

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Prison reform

Prison reform

23 June 2017

Prison reform was a key element of the Prisons and Courts Bill, abandoned in the run up to the general election. And it was not reinstated in the threadbare Queen’s Speech. In his first public statement since taking up the post of justice secretary, David Lidington has sought to reassure that this apparent dropping of […]

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Deport first, appeal later

Deport first, appeal later

15 June 2017

This week the Supreme Court ruled that the government’s system for deporting foreign criminals before they have had a chance to appeal breaches their human rights. In a landmark case concerning two foreign national criminals, the court ruled that having to appeal from abroad denied the men an effective appeal. ‘Deport first, appeal later’ was […]

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New Lord Chancellor

New Lord Chancellor

13 June 2017

In the past two years we have been privileged to serve four holders of the post of Lord Chancellor – Chris Grayling, Michael Gove, Lyn Truss and now, David Lidington. All four have one thing in common. None is legally qualified. The demotion of Lyn Truss to Chief Secretary to the Treasury stands out as […]

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Late night courts

Late night courts

15 May 2017

Last month HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) announced that it was planning to test late night courts this month in an effort to understand how to make the system more flexible for all users. The pilot is planned to take place in six courts over six months. Under the scheme, Crown courts at Newcastle […]

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Election manifestoes

Election manifestoes

09 May 2017

Where there is an election there are manifestoes, and both the Law Society and the Bar Council have been quick off the mark. The Law Society has called on the next government to put access to justice at the heart of Brexit Britain. Society president Robert Bourns said: “Early legal advice prevents difficult societal and […]

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