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Lord Justice Jackson fights for his costs reforms

An article published yesterday in the Solicitors Journal is headed Jackson LJ demands his reforms are implemented in full. It draws attention to a letter from… 295 more words


Now look what you've done Ancestry!

Thanks to John D Reid of the Anglo-Celtic Connections blog for pointing out the following notice on the HM Courts Service website:

Due to a significant increase in the volume of search requests there is currently a delay in the processing of search applications at York Probate Sub Registry.

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Hear Master Whitaker at ILTA INSIGHT 2010 on 27 April

ILTA INSIGHT 2010 takes place on 27 April at the Grange St Paul’s Hotel.  INSIGHT 2010 is ILTA’s 5th annual event in the UK and brings a pocket-sized and UK-focussed version of the excellent main ILTA conference, which I go to every year in the US. 310 more words


Committee recommends reform of CPS and prosecution systems

Specific changes to the operation of the prosecution system should be made, a committee of MPs has said.

A Justice Committee report commends the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) for its collaborative working with the police, but raised concerns about a series of issues including consistency and the piecemeal way in which its functions are developing. 275 more words


Courts "must make better use of staff and IT" to reduce trial waiting times

The Public Affairs Committee has published a report on the performance of the Crown Court system.

In 2007, the Crown Court received from magistrates’ courts 87,000 cases for trial, 40,000 cases for sentencing and 13,000 appeals by defendants. 513 more words


Taking the Administrative Courts to the regions

The Times of 9 April carried an interview with Sir Anthony May, President of the Queen’s Bench Division. Its title London-centric? We are taking power to the people… 840 more words


Judges facing redundancy - Tories

Court sittings may have to be cancelled and magistrates or judges made redundant as a result of a £90 million funding “black hole”, the Tories have claimed. 371 more words