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Supreme retirement

Lord Mance, who was appointed Deputy President of the Supreme Court last September, has retired aged 75. Called to the Bar by Middle Temple in 1965, he took Silk in 1982. read more

Legal honours

Among those gonged in the Queen’s birthday honours list were former SFO director David Green QC, James Eadie QC of Blackstone Chambers, and former judge to the International Court of Justice, Sir... read more

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

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