Online Safety Bill

February 28, 2023

JUSTICE briefed on the Online Safety Bill ahead of its second reading in the House of Lords. The Online Safety Bill was introduced in March 2022 and sets out a framework for the regulation of online service providers. It responds to the growing concern about online harms, and the need to protect service users, especially […]

Supreme Court declares Northern Ireland Abortion Services ‘safe zones’ law compatible with European Convention on Human Rights

December 7, 2022

Today, the UK Supreme Court gave judgment in the case of Reference by the Attorney General for Northern Ireland – Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) (Northern Ireland) Bill. The reference, in which JUSTICE was an intervener, concerned the Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) Bill (the “Bill”), which the Assembly of Northern Ireland passed on 24 […]

Fundraising events: The Rule of Law in the UK

November 22, 2022

“It has resonance for each and every one of us, from whichever country we come. Never take the rule of law for granted. Never, ever.”Lord Judge Throughout our 65-year history, JUSTICE has been at the forefront of ensuring that human rights and the rule of law is central to law reform and our justice system. […]

Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill

JUSTICE has briefed MPs on the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill (“the Bill”), providing written evidence to the Public Bill Committee and briefing all MPs ahead of report stage. Much EU law is still in force in the UK, as it was preserved after the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. This Bill now […]

Civil Justice Council Costs Consultation 2022

October 31, 2022

JUSTICE provided a response to the Civil Justice Council’s Costs Working Group consultation in October 2022. Our response focussed on pre-action protocol (‘PAP’) correspondence reform and costs capping in judicial review. We emphasised the following general principles: Having set out these general principles, JUSTICE would emphasise that current practitioners and advice groups are best placed […]

JUSTICE announces new Board and Council members

October 20, 2022

JUSTICE has appointed new Board and Council members, following their 65th Annual General Meeting on 19 October 2022. Joining the Board of Trustees are I. Stephanie Boyce (Past President of the Law Society of England and Wales), Sara Mansoori KC (Matrix Chambers), Alice Smith (Trustee at Astriid), and Christian Weaver (Garden Court North Chambers). Appointed […]

Increasing the use of Mediation in the Civil Justice System consultation response

October 17, 2022

In October 2022, JUSTICE responded to the Ministry of Justice consultation on increasing the use of mediation in the civil justice system. The terms of the consultation were broad in scope and ambition, as it sought views on automatically referring for mediation, all small claims (generally understood to be those under £10,000) across sectors and […]