New JUSTICE Working Party Report – Prosecuting Sexual Offences

June 10, 2019

On 10th June 2019, JUSTICE launches its latest working party report, Prosecuting Sexual Offences, chaired by HH Peter Rook QC. Recent years have seen a surge in sexual offence allegations. The uncovering of non-recent crimes, a rise in reporting, shifting cultural attitudes and the internet have all contributed to a large increase of cases entering […]

New JUSTICE Working Party report ‘Understanding Courts’

January 25, 2019

On 25th January JUSTICE launched its latest working party report, Understanding Courts, chaired by Sir Nicholas Blake and supported by Allen and Overy LLP. This report seeks to place lay people at the heart of the justice system – across all courts and tribunals – so that these are places not simply where legal professionals […]

New JUSTICE Working Party report on immigration and asylum appeals

July 2, 2018

On Monday 2nd July 2018 at Kingsley Napley LLP, JUSTICE launched its latest Working Party report, Immigration and Asylum appeals – a fresh look. JUSTICE’s Working Party was concerned with the considerable challenges faced by the UK immigration and asylum appeals system. The Working Party took a holistic view of the process – from Home […]

Suspects in police detention need effective access to legal assistance

June 12, 2018

Our first Working Party report in Scotland was published on 7 June 2018. The importance of legal assistance during police detention needs to be better understood, not only by suspects but also by the solicitors tasked with providing that assistance, concludes our report Legal Assistance in the Police Station. The report identifies that a concerning number of suspects in […]

New JUSTICE report on preventing digital exclusion

June 5, 2018

London, June 2018 – On Monday 4th June 2018, JUSTICE launched its latest Working Party report, Preventing digital exclusion from online justice. JUSTICE’s Working Party was concerned about the wide range of digitally excluded people – such as those without access to technology or with low digital capability. An ambitious programme of court reforms is […]

Mental Health and Fair Trial

November 27, 2017

Suspects and defendants with mental ill health or learning disabilities need to be better identified and supported, in order to ensure their right to a fair trial in England, argues a JUSTICE report published on 27 November 2017. Around one in four adults in the UK are diagnosed with a mental illness during their lifetime […]

Increasing Judicial Diversity

April 25, 2017

In April 2017, JUSTICE published its report Increasing judicial diversity which explores the structural barriers faced by women, people from visible ethnic minorities and those from less advantaged socio-economic backgrounds in reaching the bench. The report explains why diversity is a vital constitutional issue, calls for systemic changes to increase accountability and improve recruitment processes, and proposes […]

What is a Court?

May 18, 2016

In 2015, JUSTICE launched a Working Party of our membership looking at What is a Court?, challenging long-held notions of what is required of a court or tribunal, and intended to inform the HMCTS Reform Programme as it is designed and implemented. The Working Party was chaired by Alexandra Marks. The report of the Working […]

Complex and lengthy criminal trials

March 3, 2016

Over the course of 2015 a JUSTICE working party of members and invited experts chaired by Sir David Calvert-Smith was tasked with reviewing the current processes that lead to complex and lengthy criminal trials. This was in order to present a series of recommendations designed to deliver increased efficiency and effectiveness within the criminal justice […]

Delivering Justice in an Age of Austerity

April 23, 2015

As part of our new strategy, JUSTICE is returning to working more closely with our members. In 2014, we launched a Working Party of our membership on Delivering Justice in an Age of Austerity, focused on the civil courts and tribunals, and chaired by The Rt. Hon Sir Stanley Burnton. The report of the Working […]