Profession

Sir Geoffrey Vos appointed Master of the Rolls

Vos will replace Sir Terence Etherton early next year

04 Aug 2020

Government launches 10 Nightingale Courts

Lord Chancellor unveils 10 ‘Nightingale Courts’ to tackle backlog of cases

21 Jul 2020

Law leaders refuse to support ‘any steps to remove the right to jury trials’

The leaders of the solicitors’ and barristers’ professions have stated they will not support "any steps to remove the right to jury trials"

06 Jul 2020

Calls for ADR to beat impending ‘tsunami’ of civil claims

A backlog of civil cases, ineffective IT and covid-19-related claims will trigger a “tsunami” of litigation in the civil justice system, a report warns

01 Jul 2020

‘Culture of disbelief’ towards BAME domestic violence victims in fear of the law

Multiple barriers including racism face black and minority ethnic (BAME) women raising domestic abuse, research into the family courts revealed

30 Jun 2020

Young offenders face ‘travesty of justice’ because of backlog

Hundreds of children will be convicted as adults because of severe delays in the criminal justice system, a charity has warned

24 Jun 2020

QC identifies ‘gender brief gap’

Jaime Hamilton QC has called out “sexism” in the appointment of lawyers to high-profile cases

10 Jun 2020

Dispute resolution at a distance

Remote hearing capabilities are accelerating to meet the pandemic challenges, says Ricky Cella

08 Jun 2020

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