Courts & Judiciary

Prime Minister Johnson urged to place criminal and civil justice at heart of priorities

As most people expected, Britain has a new prime minister in Boris Johnson MP and the Law Society immediately sent a plea asking him to put the “crumbling” crimina

Fewer solicitor judges on the benches

There are fewer solicitors now sitting as judges in the courts and tribunals than there were in 2015, according to the Judicial Diversity Statistic

Report advocates mandatory online dispute resolution

Online dispute resolution (ODR) must be made mandatory to succeed, according to an independent report published by the Legal Services Board las

Securing interpreters in family proceedings

Legally aided parties should arrange interpretation themselves to avoid the costs and delays often incurred by last minute cancellation, suggests district judge Stephe

Unhappy state of affairs: the impact of family court closures

The government should make the best of the revised timescale for the court reform project to learn from recent mistakes, urges Pipp

Gauke moots increasing judicial retirement age

Justice secretary David Gauke has hinted that he is in favour of proposals to increase the judicial retirement age from 70 t

In search of 21st-century courts

Despite ongoing headaches, the move to digitise and modernise the courts of England and Wales is beginning to proceed at pace, writes Nichola