- Tuesday, 20 June 2017
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.
Tags: Supreme Court
Posted in Barristers, Latest news
- Tuesday, 3 November 2015
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.
Tags: diversity, Supreme Court
Posted in Latest news
- Wednesday, 17 December 2014
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.
Tags: advocacy, bar standards board, Court of Appeal, Legal Services Board, QASA, Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates, Supreme Court
Posted in Barristers, Latest news, Legal Executives, Legal Services Board, Regulation, Solicitors
- Friday, 7 November 2014
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.
Tags: Court of Appeal, Supreme Court
Posted in Latest news, Marketing & PR
- Thursday, 6 November 2014
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.
Tags: breach of trust, conveyancing, lenders, Supreme Court
Posted in Competence, Indemnity insurance, Latest news
As we look towards the end of 2021 and at how the Bar has adapted to the harsh realities of the pandemic, the question beckons as to what the future holds.
The global coronavirus pandemic, and the rise in people working from home, has unfortunately provoked a growth in cyber-crime. The UK government estimates that the cost of cyber-crime is £27bn per annum.
When does an after-the-event insurance policy provide adequate security for a defendant’s costs? The short answer is that it very much depends on the wording of the particular policy.