Tribunals & Courts

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

Whiplash portal causes concern over access to justice and compensation 

Claimants may be entitled to less compensation than previously
 

Video remand hearings reinstated by police

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

Inside the in-tray of Sir Geoffrey Vos

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

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

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

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

The courts: Give lawyers a safe working environment, says Law Society

The Law Society has stressed that safety must be prioritised, after Lord Chief Justice Lord Burnett said the courts and tribunals must continue to function

An extra £500m for the courts doesn’t go far enough

A £413m government investment into the family courts and tribunals, boost court capacity and support victims of crime, has been announced by the chan

27 Nov 2020 | Crime

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