Judges pension appeal

The Employment Appeal Tribunal dismissed the government’s challenge to a ruling that changes to the pension arrangements for more than 200 judges, including six High Court judges, were unlawful... read more

History made abroad

A High Court judge became the first British judge to travel to a foreign jurisdiction to hear evidence as part of a case he was hearing. read more

Judicial visit to Iran

A group of English judges, including Lord Justice Gross and Lady Justice Rafferty, visited Iraq for the first time in over a decade. read more

David Gauke becomes first solicitor Lord Chancellor

Former financial services solicitor David Gauke was appointed Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary in Theresa May’s latest reshuffle. read more

Chair’s plea to help shrinking junior Bar

Recruitment and retention must be at the heart of the Bar Council’s work as the number of barristers under five years’ Call slides back to the levels of a quarter of a century ago. read more

White students twice as likely to get pupillage, report reveals

White students are twice as likely to get pupillage than their ethnic minority counterparts, according to research from the Bar Standards Board (BSB). read more

Record number of ethnic minority barristers appointed in QC round

The highest number of lawyers from ethnic minority backgrounds were among the 119 newly appointed Queen’s Counsel. read more

Legal honours

A former human rights judge and retired Chief Magistrate were among the lawyers recognised in the New Year’s Honours List. read more

Prison legal aid

Legal aid will be restored for three areas of prison law following the Court of Appeal’s ruling in Howard League for Penal Reform and the Prisoners’ Advice Service v the Lord Chancellor – for pre-... read more

Law Commission work

Surrogacy, residential leasehold, driverless cars and smart contracts are among the 14 project areas to be reviewed in the Law Commission’s 13th programme of reform. read more