Practice Notes: Tribunals & Courts

Covid in court

Confirmed cases of covid-19 across 95 court locations were found between 26 January and 19 February 2021, involving 82 court staff, 16 judges, 13 jurors an

11 Mar 2021

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

08 Mar 2021

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

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

04 Mar 2021

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

04 Mar 2021

Whiplash portal causes concern over access to justice and compensation 

Claimants may be entitled to less compensation than previously
 

01 Mar 2021

Video remand hearings reinstated by police

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

24 Feb 2021

Inside the in-tray of Sir Geoffrey Vos

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

19 Feb 2021

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

16 Feb 2021

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

29 Jan 2021

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