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

Bar presses PM on Turkey

The Bar Council and its Human Rights Committee urged Theresa May to challenge President Erdogan over the prosecution of Turkish lawyers and judges when they met in Downing Street. read more

Criminal barristers protest over legal aid cuts as survey shows more than a third could quit

Thousands of criminal barristers are refusing new work following cuts to the Advocates’ Graduated Fee Scheme (AGFS). read more

Ethnic minority students less likely to get pupillage

Students from ethnic minority backgrounds were around half as likely to obtain pupillage as white graduates, according to a report published by the Bar Standards Board (BSB). read more

Inns to retain ‘essential role’ in barrister training

Barristers will be required to undergo police checks before being Called to the Bar, under plans announced by the regulator. read more

Tributes paid to Sir Andrew Gilbart QC, 1950 – 2018

The death was announced of sitting High Court Judge and former Recorder of Manchester Sir Andrew Gilbart QC, aged 68. read more

Plea to free Turkish lawyers

Lawyers called on the Turkish authorities to stop attacking lawyers. read more

Supreme Court on Skype

Pupils at six schools will be given the chance to quiz Supreme Court justices over the internet, its President, Lady Hale, told the Lords’ Constitution Committee. read more

SFO and DPP chiefs

Mark Thompson, formerly the Chief Operating Officer at the Serious Fraud Office, was appointed Interim Director, replacing David Green. read more