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Hale: Let opposition politicians help select top judges

Politicians from both opposition and government should be involved in appointing the most senior judges, Lady Hale has proposed. She also suggested that, to improve judicial diversity, “traditional assumptions” about which type of lawyers get which sort of judicial job needed to be cast aside.

August 23rd, 2017 | No Comments »

Not “wrong in law” for judges to change transcripts

It is not “wrong in law” for judges to amend transcripts of judgments to better explain the reasons behind their decisions, the High Court has held. It said judges “may properly be asked to clarify or amplify the reasons originally given in a judgment” even after delivery of that judgment.

May 19th, 2017 | No Comments »

Lord Dyson to retire in October

Lord Dyson, the Master of the Rolls and former Supreme Court justice, is to retire in October this year, the Judicial Communications Office has said. Lord Dyson strongly criticised the Ministry of Justice last month over the introduction of enhanced court fees.

February 8th, 2016 | No Comments »

Bar Council warns of threat to judiciary from lack of diversity among QCs

The senior judiciary “may not reflect the communities it seeks to serve” because of a lack of ethnic minority and female QCs, the Bar Council has warned. The success rate of ethnic minority barristers fell to 28% this year.

January 13th, 2016 | No Comments »

Judicial system should be “more ready to accommodate academics”, Lord Neuberger says

The judicial system should be “more ready to accommodate academics” who were “more notable for their quality than for their quantity”, Lord Neuberger has said.

December 9th, 2015 | No Comments »

Tribunals president urges web-based “expansion of justice” and rationalisation of judiciary

The courts should embrace IT and the internet in ways that improve access to justice and make scarce resources go further, if the values embodied in Magna Carta are to be realised, according to a senior judge.

November 17th, 2015 | No Comments »

Lady Hale: “We should be ashamed” if Supreme Court does not become more diverse

dy Hale, deputy president of the Supreme Court, has said that “we should be ashamed of ourselves” if the court was not more diverse by the end of 2018. She said women lawyers “owe it our sex” to apply to the most senior court.

November 6th, 2015 | No Comments »

Only 2% of judges feel valued by the government, major survey finds

Only 2% of judges “feel valued” by the government, the first comprehensive survey of judicial attitudes to their work has found. It paints a shocking picture of poor morale and disillusionment among judges.

February 11th, 2015 | No Comments »

Neuberger reveals lobbying tactics among top judges

Appeal court judges have sought to undermine colleagues writing lead judgments and Supreme Court judges have “reverted to barrister mode” to argue their views, according to the President of the Supreme Court.

August 14th, 2014 | No Comments »

Hale makes “business case” for bringing more women into the judiciary

There is a powerful case for increasing the number of women in the senior judiciary, including the particular perspective they bring to judgments, according Lady Hale, the deputy president of the Supreme Court.

July 3rd, 2014 | No Comments »