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A hundred judges and magistrates have received written threats connected to cases they presided over during the past five years, the Ministry of Justice has revealed. The admission that those on the bench are subject to such a high level of intimidation comes after a whistleblowing legal action... ... read more
February 3rd, 2016
The Court of Appeal has ruled that the reduction in housing support for people with more than a certain number of bedrooms – dubbed the “bedroom tax” – amounts to unlawful discrimination. The removal in 2013 of what the government calls the “spare room subsidy” cuts benefits for social housing... ... read more
January 28th, 2016
A man accused of stealing a crate of Lucozade while riding a hoverboard may make British legal history after being charged with offences including driving the gadget on a pavement, according to a report in The Guardian. ... read more
December 16th, 2015
The Lord Chancellor, Michael Gove, has disclosed that Ministry of Justice officials have met the Bar Standards Board, the Solicitors Regulation Authority and others for discussions on the future of the profession. ... read more
November 20th, 2015
Allowances should be made for female barristers wishing to progress who have taken time out from their careers to have children, according to the chairman of the Bar Council, Alistair MacDonald QC. Only one in eight QCs are women. Just under a quarter of judges are women. ... read more
November 9th, 2015
The taxi-booking service Uber has received a boost after the high court ruled that its app was legal in London. Had it lost the case, the company would have been forced to change its service to comply with rules that protect black cab drivers, according to The Guardian. ... read more
October 16th, 2015
The new Consumer Rights Act, which came into force on 1 October 2015, will for the first time give shoppers the clear right to a repair or replacement when web-based products, including downloaded or streamed content such as apps, music, movies and games, fail to work. ... read more
October 2nd, 2015
The government is contemplating introducing legislation to reinforce changes to the School Admissions Code that offer children born in the summer the option to delay entry to reception until they have passed five years old. ... read more
September 11th, 2015
The Criminal Bar Association (CBA) has welcomed moves by solicitors to call off their strike action. Criminal practitioner solicitors had been protesting at proposed government cuts to legal aid since the beginning of July. ... read more
August 24th, 2015
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