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Monday, 24 May 2021 12:05

Nightingale court closure

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Three Nightingale courts hosting criminal cases will shut by the end of June, the Ministry of Justice has confirmed, despite calls for more court capacity.
Tuesday, 18 May 2021 11:03

CPS errors

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The Crown Prosecution Service has revealed that three in 10 cases were incorrectly charged under coronavirus legislation, blaming errors on frequent changes to rules covering activities such as social gatherings and travel.
Tuesday, 11 May 2021 10:21

Why advice is so important

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A new study by the Justice Gap has found that children are susceptible to pleading guilty when innocent. 
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This weekend we welcome a wonderful bank holiday......
Friday, 30 April 2021 10:57

Court closures

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A question mark hangs over the future of 12 Nightingale courts, which are operating under licences that expire in two months’ time.
Wednesday, 28 April 2021 10:30

Review of COVID fines

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All 85,000-plus Covid fines issued in England during the pandemic should be reviewed, MPs and peers have said, after more than a quarter of prosecutions in the first two months of the year for breaching the regulations were shown to have been wrongly brought.
Tuesday, 27 April 2021 10:51

Post office disclosure failings

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A senior lawyer for the Post Office talked of dissuading accused postmasters from jumping on the 'bandwagon’ of attacking the Horizon computer system, it has emerged.
Tuesday, 20 April 2021 12:56

Lack of data

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An investigation by the Gazette has revealed a dearth of information about the type of people who serve on juries, as experts claim the government is not doing enough to monitor ‘seismic’ changes in the justice system
Tuesday, 20 April 2021 10:35

COVID test kits

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All courts and tribunals in England will offer home test kits for Covid-19 from early next month while on-site test centres will close, the Ministry of Justice has said.
Monday, 12 April 2021 14:35

Trial blitz

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An autumn trial ‘blitz’ and more vaccinated magistrates on the bench are part of an 'ambitious' action plan to get the justice system back on track, the Gazette can reveal.
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Deepest condolences to Her Majesty The Queen 
Wednesday, 07 April 2021 11:54

New victims code

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Victims of alleged crimes attending court will have the right not to see the defendant before or after their case under a new code that comes into force today.
Wednesday, 07 April 2021 10:59

Dominic Grieve reflects

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Dominic Grieve, former Attorney General reflects on changes for the Guardian.
Wednesday, 31 March 2021 10:45

Court Queues

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Coronavirus has had a ‘devastating’ impact on courts and the effect of virtual hearings is still ‘fundamentally unclear’, an influential Lords committee has found.
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