Sentencing guides online

Crown Court sentencing guidelines are to be published digitally from 8 November, the Sentencing Council has announced. read more

Bar plea to Iran

Following the arrest of more lawyers in Iran, the Bar Council urged the Iranian government to demonstrate its commitment to the rule of law and release all of those detained. read more

Bar backs inquest legal aid

The Bar called for legal aid for families involved in inquests over state-related deaths. read more

FRU crowdfunding appeal

The Free Representation Unit (FRU) launched a crowdfunding appeal on the website... read more

Civil partnerships for all

Theresa May announced that the law will be changed to extend civil marriages to mixed sex couples. read more

Snooping watchdog

Lord Justice Singh was appointed President of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, the independent body that hears complaints against surveillance by the intelligence services. read more

Supreme history made

The Supreme Court made legal history, sitting for the first time with a majority of female justices. read more

Wellbeing at top of agenda

Judges and lawyers are at risk of mental ‘collapse’, the new Head of the Family Division warned, stating that ‘wellbeing’ is top of his agenda. read more

Sir Louis Blom-Cooper QC: 1926-2018

The trailblazing barrister, Sir Louis Blom-Cooper QC, who championed prison reform and campaigned against the death sentence, has died aged 92. read more

Regulator warns barristers over use of gagging orders

Barristers will be told that non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) must not be used to cover up offences that should be reported to the police or regulator. read more