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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.
Wednesday, 17 March 2021 14:29

Crumbling courts

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Hundreds of crumbling courts and tribunals have outstanding repair jobs, new figures have revealed, as officials deal with thousands of new requests every month.
Wednesday, 10 March 2021 15:30

Tougher sentences

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Tougher sentences and more police officers will not combat ‘decades of underfunding and mounting backlogs’, lawyers have said in response to the new Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill.
Wednesday, 10 March 2021 12:13

Court strike

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Staff at two Crown courts have voted to strike over Covid-19 safety concerns, according to an announcement by one of the UK’s largest trade unions.
Tuesday, 09 March 2021 10:45

Judges retirement

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Judges, magistrates and coroners will be allowed to work up until the age of 75, the government announced today.
Monday, 08 March 2021 14:42

International women's day

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Happy international women's day. 
Friday, 05 March 2021 10:24

Remote hearings

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A report by three major justice bodies published today has raised major concerns about the impact of remote legal assistance on suspects in police custody.
Friday, 05 March 2021 10:19

Stop and search

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Black people are nine times more likely than white people to be stopped and searched, according to a report published today by the inspectorate of constabulary, which says police forces still cannot fully explain why the controversial power is being used disproportionately.
Friday, 05 March 2021 09:40

Budget

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Lawyers' leaders have criticised Rishi Sunak for ‘turning a blind eye’ to the justice system with today’s Budget. Derek Sweeting QC said he was disappointed not to see the chancellor of the exchequer announce any extra funding to tackle the court backlog.
Wednesday, 03 March 2021 14:10

Youth court

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The youth courts have the same issues as the magistrates’ courts, but magnified,’ says criminal defence barrister Kirsty Day. ‘We’re not talking Wild West, but Wild Wild West.’
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