Courts, Tribunals & Judiciary

Under pressure: Mediation pilot is no silver bullet to solve housing case backlog

A housing mediation pilot to ease the case backlog is risky for tenants, lawyers have warned

Witnesses and victims withdraw from criminal trials in record numbers

Significant increase in failed criminal trials as record numbers of witnesses and victims pull out

Covid-19 and the criminal courts: Investment is the key

Nick Titchener, director and defence solicitor at Lawtons Law, explains what's needed to get the CJS back on its feet

Online momentum

The inaugural master of the rolls, Sir Geoffrey Vos, has set out his vision for civil justice reform which would see claimants start all claims online, cre

Nightingale courts

Two more Nightingale have begun operating, at the former Cirencester courthouse and at Stafford’s Shire Hall. This brings the total number of Nightin

Jury trials

Labour has called for juries to be reduced to seven to deal with the crown court case backlog, but Law Society president David Greene said: “Before w

Critical system failure: no CJS recovery without government support

The risks facing the criminal justice system have reached a critical point, a report warns

‘Normal’ court hours clarified by family court president

The president of the Family Division has made clear that longer court hours are not sustainable long-term, and normal sitting hours are 10.00am to 4.30pm

Can remote justice be delivered?

Is it truly possible to establish a digital justice system that’s workable, fair to the parties and achieves justice? 

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