Bar escalates protest over fee cuts

Barristers pledge to step up their action over legal aid reforms after an opposition vote to scrap the new fee regime was defeated. read more

Less than a quarter of ethnic minority Bar students get pupillage

Only 23% of black and ethnic minority Bar school graduates from the UK and EU got a pupillage last year, according to figures released by the Bar Standards Board (BSB). read more

Top judge predicts legal revolution

Technology will revolutionise the practice of law ‘within a generation’, the Chancellor of the High Court said. read more

Watchdog’s warning over ‘ambitious’ court reforms

The government’s £1.2bn court modernisation programme faces a ‘daunting challenge’, its spending watchdog has warned. read more

Burnett warns of recruitment crisis

The shortage of judges is threatening the ability of courts to do their work and risks undermining the worldwide reputation of the judiciary, the Lord Chief Justice warned. read more

Family court chief

Sir Andrew McFarlane has been appointed as the next President of the Family Division. read more

Youth justice awards

Shauneen Lambe, the Director and Co-Founder of Just for Kids Law, received the Outstanding Achievement Youth Justice... read more

Judicial stress

The Judicial College has produced an online course to help judges and magistrates cope with the stress of dealing with the increasing number of disturbing sex and child abuse cases and the attacks... read more

Digital divorce extended

An online divorce application process has been extended across the whole of England and Wales, following a pilot. read more

Right to be forgotten

In the first cases under European rules on the ‘right to be forgotten’ the High Court ordered internet giant Google to remove search results about a businessman’s convictions. read more