Courts & Judiciary

Trial by Skype

The pandemic will not shut down our justice system, as John McKendrick QC demonstrates

27 Mar 2020

COVID-19 emergency laws to trigger virtual courts

Emergency legislation which would facilitate the acceleration of virtual courts in some cases could be brought forward as the coronavirus situation wo

09 Mar 2020

Publication of 'Sheikh' rulings of international public interest

A final attempt by the ruler of Dubai to block the court’s publication of judgments relating to proceedings concerning two of his children

06 Mar 2020

Losing blind justice

David Kirwan ponders whether filming in the criminal courts could lead to the nation’s new ‘X Factor’

19 Feb 2020

Civil discontent

The criminal and family courts have made strides in support for vulnerable parties – are the civil courts finally about to catch up? Rachel Roth

16 Jan 2020

Legal certainty on retained EU law ‘undermined’

A new approach to European court rulings in the new Withdrawal Agreement Bill undermines legal certainty, Lord Pannick QC has said.

13 Jan 2020

Senior judges ‘distorting’ the law

Parliamentarians should “act to limit judicial power and vindicate parliamentary democracy and the rule of law”, the former leader of the

30 Dec 2019

Prioritise broken justice system, says Law Society

The Law Society has challenged the UK’s leading political parties to place the rule of law and access to justice at the heart of their governmen

19 Nov 2019

HMCTS: MPs’ report on courts modernisation unbalanced

HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has attracted stinging criticism from MPs for triggering a court system in chaos and struggling to explain its

01 Nov 2019