DUP deal legal challenge

Lawyers have launched a legal challenge to the government’s deal with the DUP, on behalf of Green Party member Ciaran McClean. read more

Society will fragment without access to justice

The country’s ‘serious problem’ with access to justice will cause fragmentation, the President of the Supreme Court warned in a stinging attack on legal aid policy over the last 30 years. read more

Lidington pledges ‘unflinching’ support for independent judiciary

The fourth non-lawyer Lord Chancellor in a row was sworn in at a ceremony at the Royal Courts of Justice in June, promising to defend the independence of the judiciary and the rule of law. read more

Brexit ‘no threat’ to London

Brexit will not affect the quality or certainty of English law or the standing of London’s courts, the Lord Chief Justice insisted. read more

Supreme tributes to Lord Toulson

It was with great sadness that the President of the Supreme Court announced the death of Lord Toulson. read more

All are equal under the law

The Bar Council was among the thousands who took part in the 45th annual Pride 2017 march in London. read more

LALYs 2017

Philip Rule of No5 Chambers won the Legal Aid Barrister award at the 15th Legal Aid Lawyer of the... read more

Pension case sent to ECJ

The Supreme Court has referred the test case brought by retired barrister and former part-time judge Dermod O’Brien over the pension entitlement of part-time judges to the European Court of... read more

Family solicitor-advocates

Two-thirds of clients with family cases are represented by solicitor-advocates rather than barristers, according to research from the Bar Standards Board. read more

Public access proposals

Direct access barristers will not be subject to the traditional cab rank rule, the profession’s regulator announced. read more