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Top judge calls for re-balancing of family courts to help children

Sir James Munby called for new ‘problem-solving’ courts to deal with children caught up in family and criminal courts. read more

Plea for clemency for two men on death row in Bahrain

The Bar Human Rights Committee (BHRC) has called for clemency for two men facing imminent execution in Bahrain. read more

BSB to register youth court advocates

The need for barristers appearing in youth courts to register was among a raft of changes announced by the Bar Standards Board (BSB). read more

Reflections on Pro Bono week

The 16th National Pro Bono Week highlighted the link between legal advice and health. read more

Bar will wither on the vine if it ignores plight of junior barristers

The size of the junior Bar is shrinking, Andrew Langdon QC told the annual Bar Council conference in London earlier this month. read more

Peers sound alarm over falling morale on the bench

Poor working conditions and ‘dilapidated’ court buildings are having a detrimental effect on recruiting and retaining judges, the House of Lords Constitution Committee warned. read more

Charity calls for halt to virtual justice expansion

Video justice threatens defendants’ rights and undermines trust in the justice system, according to a report from a national charity that urged the government to delay further expansion until... read more

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