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Slow progress on diversity

Male barristers still outnumber women by two to one, according to figures released by the Bar Standards Board. read more

Bar stands with lawyers at risk

The Bar Council and Bar Human Rights Committee (BHRC) highlighted the plight of persecuted lawyers in Egypt to mark the eighth... read more

Tribute paid to Sir Henry Brooke, 1936–2018

Sir Henry Brooke, a tireless campaigner for access to justice and one of the country’s most respected and well-loved judges died at the age of 81, following cardiac surgery. read more

Police and prosecutors under fire over scandalous disclosure failures

A number of rape and sexual assault cases could be dropped, the Director of Public Prosecutions admitted after she announced an urgent review to ensure evidence has been disclosed properly. read more

Calls to mental health line up

Lawyers are calling the helpline of mental health charity LawCare in higher numbers, according to its latest figures. read more

Law failing women

The legal system is failing women and needs fundamental reform, according to gender equality and women’s rights campaigning charity, ... read more

Sentencing reform backed

Sir Brian Leveson, President of the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court and the Council of Circuit Judges, backed proposals for a simplified sentencing code that brings all sentencing... read more

Judges pension appeal

The Employment Appeal Tribunal dismissed the government’s challenge to a ruling that changes to the pension arrangements for more than 200 judges, including six High Court judges, were unlawful... read more

History made abroad

A High Court judge became the first British judge to travel to a foreign jurisdiction to hear evidence as part of a case he was hearing. read more

Judicial visit to Iran

A group of English judges, including Lord Justice Gross and Lady Justice Rafferty, visited Iraq for the first time in over a decade. read more

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