Courts & Judiciary

‘Normal’ court hours clarified by family court president

The president of the Family Division has made clear that longer court hours are not sustainable long-term, and normal sitting hours are 10.00am to 4.30pm

08 Jan 2021 | Courts & Judiciary

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

07 Jan 2021 | Courts & Judiciary

Can remote justice be delivered?

Is it truly possible to establish a digital justice system that’s workable, fair to the parties and achieves justice? 

07 Jan 2021 | Courts & Judiciary

Black history month

Dana Denis-Smith highlights the pioneering black women lawyers who have made it to the top

01 Dec 2020 | Career development

MoJ: further evaluations of remote hearings for longer term use

Further evaluations of the use of remote hearings will take place to help inform the longer-term use of audio and video technologies, the MoJ said

24 Nov 2020 | Courts & Judiciary

Wellbeing not an ‘optional extra’ as volume of family cases increases

More sitting days have taken place on family cases in 2020 than in any previous year despite the lockdown, but wellbeing must be a high priority, the presi

18 Nov 2020 | Courts & Judiciary

HMCTS ploughs ahead with covid court hours – and 1,600 new court staff

More ‘radical steps’, including 1,600 new court staff, have been unveiled by HMTCS in a drive to tackle the crisis in the justice sys

10 Nov 2020 | Courts & Judiciary

Employment discrimination claimants face more than a year's wait

Employment discrimination claimants face waiting until at least December 2021 for their hearings because of a lack of resources

09 Nov 2020 | Courts & Judiciary

Medical experts in family justice: recommendations for change

Judicial criticism of experts and poor remuneration are key causes of the shortage of medical experts in family proceedings, a report concluded

06 Nov 2020 | Children

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