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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 »

Employment tribunal fees order is unlawful, Supreme Court rules

The order introduced in 2013 imposing employment tribunal fees is unlawful and breaches both common law and EU rights of access to justice, the Supreme Court has ruled. The unanimous ruling this morning means that the government will have to refund fees paid by claimants.

July 26th, 2017 | No Comments »

Supreme Court rewrites law on multipliers in fatal accident cases

The Supreme Court has overturned two House of Lords judgments in ruling that the multiplier in assessing damages for fatal accident claims should be calculated from the date of the trial, not the date of death.

February 24th, 2016 | No Comments »

Supreme Court: no “material change” means no second application for relief from sanctions

Litigants are not entitled to make a second application for relief from sanctions unless there has been a “material change in circumstances”, the Supreme Court has ruled. It also did not seek to revisit the guidance on relief set down by the Court of Appeal in Mitchell and Denton.

December 17th, 2015 | 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 »

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 »

Supreme Court: Trustee in bankruptcy not personally liable for costs of previous appeals

A trustee in bankruptcy considering an appeal to the Supreme Court can go ahead without taking on the risk of having to pay the costs of previous proceedings in the lower courts, five justices have unanimously ruled.

June 17th, 2015 | No Comments »

Supreme Court hearing ‘fewer but longer’ appeals

The Supreme Court heard over 25% fewer appeals from 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015, its latest annual report has shown. The number of appeals relating to legal procedure fell from 38 to 22.

June 12th, 2015 | No Comments »

Supreme Court backs “broad equitable approach” to insurers’ liability in mesothelioma cases

Insurers liable to pay compensation to mesothelioma victims have rights to pro rata contributions from other insurers and/or employers covering some of the time of exposure, the Supreme Court has ruled.

May 20th, 2015 | No Comments »

Extend divorce mediation meetings to “smaller civil cases”, Lord Neuberger says

Lord Neuberger has said that the compulsory mediation information and assessment meetings (MIAMs) introduced for separating couples should be extended to “smaller civil cases”.

May 13th, 2015 | No Comments »