Profession

Attorney General formally reported to BSB

Attorney General Suella Braverman MP has been reported to the BSB following recent comments about Dominic Cummings, Solicitors Journal has learned

05 Jun 2020

Report calls for reform of remote civil courts

A major report published today on the impact of covid-19 on civil court users recommends immediate steps to be taken

05 Jun 2020

Remote hearings: ‘mute the misbehaving’

A snap consultation on remote hearings in the family courts has been launched, while separately there are reports of litigants in remote hearings verbally abusing judges

15 Apr 2020

Trial by Skype

The pandemic will not shut down our justice system, as John McKendrick QC demonstrates

27 Mar 2020

COVID-19 emergency laws to trigger virtual courts

Emergency legislation which would facilitate the acceleration of virtual courts in some cases could be brought forward as the coronavirus situation worsens.

09 Mar 2020

Publication of 'Sheikh' rulings of international public interest

A final attempt by the ruler of Dubai to block the court’s publication of judgments relating to proceedings concerning two of his children has failed.

06 Mar 2020

Losing blind justice

David Kirwan ponders whether filming in the criminal courts could lead to the nation’s new ‘X Factor’

19 Feb 2020

Civil discontent

The criminal and family courts have made strides in support for vulnerable parties – are the civil courts finally about to catch up? Rachel Rothwell reports

16 Jan 2020

Legal certainty on retained EU law ‘undermined’

A new approach to European court rulings in the new Withdrawal Agreement Bill undermines legal certainty, Lord Pannick QC has said.

13 Jan 2020