JUSTICE submits evidence to the Justice Committee

May 17, 2019

In March 2019, JUSTICE submitted evidence to the Justice Committee’s inquiry into the access to justice implications of Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals (HMCTS) Reform Programme. Our Legal Director, Jodie Blackstock, will be speaking to JUSTICE’s evidence before the Justice Committee on the 25th of June. HMCTS embarked on a £1bn transformation programme in 2016, […]

Engagement opportunities for student members

February 14, 2019

In 2019, JUSTICE will be offering an increasing number of engagement opportunities for student members to contribute to the organisation. On a fortnightly basis, we will be inviting student members to draft case notes of interest. We will identify cases in areas of criminal, civil and administrative justice, as well as system wide reform, that […]

Administrative Justice Council (AJC) launch new website

February 5, 2019

The Administrative Justice Council has launched a new website today. This will be a be a vehicle for publicising the work of the Council, read the latest news and get to know the members of the different panels. The Administrative Justice Council (AJC) is the successor body to the Administrative Justice Forum which was abolished […]

Supreme Court rejects Strasbourg Court reasoning on the presumption of innocence

January 30, 2019

Today the Supreme Court gave judgment in two appeals, in which JUSTICE intervened, on whether the presumption of innocence is violated by the compensation scheme for people who have been wrongfully convicted of criminal offences. By a 5-2 majority the Justices concluded that the presumption of innocence is not affected by the test that the Secretary […]

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 […]

JUSTICE submits consultation response to the Ministry of Housing

January 23, 2019

JUSTICE submitted a response to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government Call for Evidence for a Housing Court. The consultation sought input from respondents on the experience of people using court and tribunal services in property cases, whether there was a case for a sole housing court and how the system could best […]

Consultation response on Employment Law Hearing Structures

January 14, 2019

JUSTICE recently submitted a response to the Law Commission’s consultation paper on Employment Law Hearing Structures. The consultation sought views on how to resolve the problems caused by the current allocation of jurisdiction between the employment tribunals and civil courts in the fields of discrimination and employment law, as well as investigating the current time […]

Independent Public Advocate consultation response

December 4, 2018

JUSTICE this week submitted a response to the Ministry of Justice Consultation Paper on Establishing an Independent Public Advocate. The proposed Independent Public Advocate would act for bereaved families after a public disaster and support them at inquests and inquiries. JUSTICE is heartened that Government is considering reform in this area. We acknowledge that victims […]

JUSTICE is recruiting a Legal Administrator

November 29, 2018

JUSTICE is on the hunt for an administrator to join our legal team. This is a relatively new post at JUSTICE, providing administrative support to the Director of JUSTICE, the Secretary to the AJC and our Legal Team. This post offers an excellent opportunity to gain administrative experience working in a small but busy legal […]