Social Security (Scotland) Bill

September 6, 2017

This Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament making provision about social security. The Bill, which is currently in its second stage, was introduced by the Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities, Angela Constance MSP, on 20 June 2017. JUSTICE seeks to raise our concerns regarding the proposed offences set out in Part […]

Five reasons to support TeamJUSTICE in the Royal Parks Half Marathon

August 30, 2017

On Sunday 8 October 2017, runners from across the legal profession are taking on the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon, in aid of JUSTICE. Research has found that less than half of people in England and Wales have confidence in the effectiveness of the justice system. The money raised by TeamJUSTICE through running the 13.1 […]

New film tells the JUSTICE story

August 9, 2017

Throughout 2017, JUSTICE is celebrating 60 years of shaping the legal landscape in the UK. To mark this anniversary, long standing JUSTICE supporter Peter Hill – who created and produced the BBC television show ‘Rough Justice‘ – has made this film. Presented by Martin Young, it explains how JUSTICE became the organisation it is today and […]

JUSTICE’s work is as needed now as it was in 1957

July 4, 2017

This year JUSTICE celebrates 60 years of shaping the legal landscape in the UK. On Wednesday 28 June we held an anniversary dinner at Inner Temple in London and we continue to celebrate with our members and supporters throughout 2017. In 1957 a group of public minded lawyers founded JUSTICE to promote the rule of […]

Investigation of police ill-treatment in Europe

June 20, 2017

JUSTICE has taken part in an EU-wide project on ill treatment by police officers. The report, published by the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, is a comparative study of seven EU countries, funded by the Open Society Foundations. JUSTICE authored the England and Wales research, which is summarised in the main comparative report. Evidence suggests that law […]

Diversity: JUSTICE responds to the latest Judicial Appointments Commission statistics

June 6, 2017

On 1 June, the Judicial Appointments Commission released its annual official statistics. These statistics provide some breakdown of the diversity of those who apply and are recommended for judicial appointment. Background JUSTICE’s new Working Party report, Increasing judicial diversity, was launched on 25 April 2017. Our Working Party offered practical recommendations for change to improve […]

Support TeamJUSTICE

May 30, 2017

The legal system is failing some of the UK’s most vulnerable people. Help us raise funds to make it fit for purpose. On Sunday 8 October 2017, runners from across the legal profession are taking on the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon, in aid of JUSTICE. The money they raise through running the 13.1 mile route […]

Diversity in the Supreme Court and the profession

Is the Supreme Court a guardian of the constitution or enemy of the people? This was the question under discussion at a panel event on Wednesday 24 May. The debate ranged from the court’s role post-Brexit to judicial appointments. Chair of JUSTICE’s Judicial Diversity Working Party and JUSTICE Council member Nathalie Lieven QC spoke on the panel. She […]

We are expanding our legal team

May 17, 2017

We have a new staff vacancy for a Lawyer focussed on strengthening the criminal justice stream of our work. This provides an exciting opportunity for a practising lawyer with a strong research background or an academic lawyer to engage in high-level policy and law reform work. In February 2016 JUSTICE launched Complex and Lengthy Criminal […]