Financial Remedies Court

The President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, announced a pilot to test a new Financial Remedies Court (FRC) concept, to remove disputes involving money from the usual court system. read more

New BSB chair

Baroness Blackstone will succeed Sir Andrew Burns as Chair of the Bar Standards Board in January. read more

Hale backs divorce reform

The President of the Supreme Court, Baroness Hale of Richmond, said it was time to look again at proposals made when she was at the Law Commission in the 1990s – backing a campaign by The Times... read more

Public trust judges

The public has a high degree of trust in judges, according to the... read more

MyBar: self-service

A new system to replace Barrister Connect launches in January. read more

Review discount rate

A report from the House of Commons Justice Select Committee called for a law requiring the discount rate to be reviewed and reset at least every three years after the Lord Chancellor has consulted... read more

Court challenge over fees

The Law Society issued a pre-action protocol letter for judicial review to challenge the Ministry of Justice’s decision tocut the legal aid fees paid to criminal defence solicitors. read more

Forensic scandal

Ten thousand criminal cases are being reviewed after it emerged that data at a forensic laboratory in Manchester may have been manipulated. read more

In-house pro bono

Employed barristers will be allowed to carry out pro bono work via the Bar Pro Bono Unit or the Free Representation Unit following a rule change, approved by the Bar Mutual, to extend professional... read more