Courts, Tribunals & Judiciary

Judges to retire at 75 to reflect social change and support courts in crisis

Mandatory retirement age of judges, magistrates and coroners to increase from 70 to 75

2021 Budget does little to quench thirst of ‘legal aid deserts’

£450m provided to support justice system in England and Wales

Budget: No ‘sharp teeth’ on tax, but avoidance schemes will feel the bite 

Anticipated tax increases failed to materialise, though new steps on tax avoidance were unveiled

Public law working group calls for urgent legal aid review

The president's final public law working group (PLWG) report is out and calls for an urgent review of legal aid for parents
 

02 Mar 2021 | Children

Whiplash portal causes concern over access to justice and compensation 

Claimants may be entitled to less compensation than previously
 

Video remand hearings reinstated by police

The police are to reinstate the use of VRM after government funding, the Law Society has confirmed

Inside the in-tray of Sir Geoffrey Vos

Tony Guise takes an imaginary peek inside the in-tray of the Master of the Rolls

MoJ website move could cause problems for LIPs

Lawyers are puzzled over MoJ moves to close website and publish its content on gov.uk

HMCTS staff strike is on the cards

HMCTS members at 12 court buildings balloted by union over safety concerns, and outbreak at Bradford is confirmed

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