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Prevalence of all-male teams of counsel at Supreme Court “damaging diversity”, research finds

Supreme Court judges should question the make-up of all-male teams of barristers appearing before the highest court in the land as their prevalence is damaging diversity in the profession, researchers have argued. The work highlighted the existence of homophily at the Supreme Court – the tendency of people to associate and bond with their own gender.

June 20th, 2017 | No Comments »

Lord Hodge: I don’t agree with Sumption about women judges

Lord Hodge, the justice of the Supreme Court representing Scotland, has made it clear that he does not agree with Lord Sumption’s view that it could take 50 years to achieve gender equality in the judiciary. Lord Hodge also said he disagreed with Lady Hale over the issue of positive discrimination.

November 3rd, 2015 | 1 Comment »

QASA barristers in last throw of the dice with appeal to Supreme Court

Four criminal law barristers have appealed to the Supreme Court in their judicial review of the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA) – despite a costs bill which already totals £215,000, Legal Futures can reveal.

December 17th, 2014 | 1 Comment »

Flight compensation claims to rise, but will passengers use law firms?

More than a million passengers travelling to and from UK airports are still to claim delayed flight compensation for last year alone, a survey has found. However, it suggested that passengers may prefer to claim compensation directly from airlines.

November 7th, 2014 | No Comments »

Supreme Court backs law firm in breach of trust dispute

The Supreme Court has backed a law firm’s arguments that, following a breach of trust, it should have to pay in damages only the amount which the lender would have lost if the breach had not occurred.

November 6th, 2014 | No Comments »