JUSTICE response: Modernising judicial terms and conditions

November 30, 2016

JUSTICE has responded to the UK Government’s proposals to modernise judicial terms and conditions. While JUSTICE supports the introduction of a single non-renewable fixed term for Recorders and Deputy High Court Judges, we argue that it will not solve our judiciary’s pressing diversity crisis alone. The Government’s proposals should sit alongside more wide-ranging reforms to […]

JUSTICE response: Transforming our justice system

November 23, 2016

JUSTICE recently responded to the ‘Transforming our justice system‘ consultation by the Ministry of Justice and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, which sought views on specific measures being implemented as part of MoJ’s changes to the justice system, namely ‘assisted digital’, online convictions and statutory fixed fines, and the panel composition in tribunals. At this […]

JUSTICE response: Law Commission programme of work

November 2, 2016

The Law Commission has identified some areas of law that may require reform and could be potential projects for its 13th Programme of work. They launched a consultation and JUSTICE responded. The response focussed on inquiries and codification, streamlining and consolidation. In respect of inquiries, the response emphasised the important public functions that inquiries play […]

JUSTICE Human Rights Conference 2016 round-up

October 24, 2016

Over 150 people and exceptional speakers from across the professions, the judiciary and the major political parties joined us for the annual JUSTICE Human Rights Conference in London on Friday 14 October. It was an engaging, interesting and thought-provoking day which tackled some of the most important issues in British human rights law today. The […]

Lord Justice Briggs outlines potential for an online court

October 19, 2016

The annual Tom Sargant Memorial Lecture 2016 took place on Tuesday 18 October at Shearman & Sterling LLP in London. The Rt. Hon. Sir Michael Briggs, Lord Justice of Appeal outlined his recommendations for a new online court and the potential for more affordable dispute resolution. Lord Justice Briggs explained some of the challenges and […]

TeamJUSTICE raises £13,800 and counting

October 11, 2016

Runners from across the legal profession, as well as their clients, took part in the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon in London on Sunday 9 October. The fantastic team of runners covered 13.1miles each and have raised over £13,800 so far. These are invaluable funds for JUSTICE and will particularly help finance a new Mental […]

JUSTICE response: Request for further views on the provision of judicial review claimants’ financial information to other parties

August 16, 2016

In July 2015, the Government opened a consultation: Reform of Judicial Review: proposals for the provision and use of financial information (Cm 9117) on financial information to be disclosed by judicial review claimants pursuant to section 85 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 (“CJCA”). JUSTICE and the Public Law Project provided a Joint […]

JUSTICE response to the consultation on appeals to the Court of Appeals

June 27, 2016

The Court of Appeal is struggling to cope with its current workload. The result is a serious shortfall of judicial time, and a backlog of cases. To combat this problem, in May 2016 the Civil Procedure Rules Committee published a consultation on reforming the process of making an appeal to the Court of Appeal. The consultation document proposes […]

Launch of new guide on UK and European Third Party Interventions in the Public Interest

June 22, 2016

JUSTICE today publishes the second edition of To Assist the Court, our guide to the conduct of third party interventions in the public interest.  We are grateful to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, who have acted as our corporate partner in this project. In this new Guide, JUSTICE and Freshfields explore what it means to be a […]

Call for nominations to JUSTICE working party: Diversity of the judiciary

May 25, 2016

As you know, JUSTICE has long been concerned about the composition and operation of our judiciary, with reports of our membership on the judiciary in 1972 and 1992.  You may recall that our strategy for 2014-2016 includes an objective for JUSTICE to revisit this work on the judiciary. With ongoing fundraising efforts starting to bear […]