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Online court pilot

On 6 April the Ministry of Justice introduced a scheme to enable those involved in disputes worth up to £10,000 to start their claims online. read more

Retiring costs guru blasts ‘swingeing cuts’ to legal aid

Lord Justice Jackson condemned the government’s legal aid cuts in his final speech before retiring on his 70th birthday. read more

Data laws threaten legal privilege

A Bill to strengthen data protection could strip back the right to confidential legal advice, the Bar Council warned. read more

Legal aid reforms – a ‘step in the right direction’ says Bar Council

The Bar Council condemned the ‘remorseless succession’ of legal aid funding cuts, but said changes to advocates’ fees were a ‘step in the right direction’. read more

Tribute paid to Sir Paul Jenkins: 1954 – 2018

The death was announced of the former Treasury Solicitor Sir Paul Jenkins following surgery, aged 63. read more

Crisis in judicial recruitment

A third of High Court posts were left unfilled after the most recent recruitment competition, evidence from the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) revealed. read more

Disclosure failures

A survey by the Criminal Law Solicitors’ Association, the London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association and the Criminal Bar Association showed that 97% of the 1,200 respondents had experienced... read more

Leveson 2 ditched

The government has ditched the second part of the Leveson Inquiry, which was due to look into allegations of unlawful conduct by the media and relations between police and the press. read more

Wellbeing podcasts

The Bar Council’s Wellbeing at the Bar Working Group has published three free online podcasts deigned to help barristers deal with stress and mental health issues. read more

Women in law celebrated

Ahead of International Women’s Day (IWD) a group, Women in Criminal Law, was launched to promote women working in the criminal... read more

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