Courts & Judiciary

Civil discontent

The criminal and family courts have made strides in support for vulnerable parties – are the civil courts finally about to catch up? Rachel Rothwell reports

Legal certainty on retained EU law ‘undermined’

A new approach to European court rulings in the new Withdrawal Agreement Bill undermines legal certainty, Lord Pannick QC has said.

Senior judges ‘distorting’ the law

Parliamentarians should “act to limit judicial power and vindicate parliamentary democracy and the rule of law”, the former leader of the Conservative Party Michael Howard has said. 

Prioritise broken justice system, says Law Society

The Law Society has challenged the UK’s leading political parties to place the rule of law and access to justice at the heart of their government plans.

HMCTS: MPs’ report on courts modernisation unbalanced

HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has attracted stinging criticism from MPs for triggering a court system in chaos and struggling to explain its vision fo

Profession responds to Supreme Court ruling against Boris

The Law Society has stressed the judiciary’s role in defending democracy today, following the Supreme Court’s ruling that prorogation of parliament wa

Court closures loom as justice system reforms falter

In its latest report on the plans to reform the justice system to make it simpler and cheaper to run, the NAO said although progress has been made, HMCTS is behind schedule and faces “