Law

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Anger as ministers block ‘fire and rehire’ bill in Commons
Opposition and unions say government is siding with bad bosses by scuppering proposed legislation

Peter Walker Political correspondent

22, Oct, 2021 @3:16 PM

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England and Wales court backlog crisis ‘to go on for several years’
Report says MoJ and and HM Courts and Tribunals Service ‘not working towards shared objectives’

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

21, Oct, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Blue plaque for first practising female barrister Helena Normanton unveiled
English Heritage commemorates trailblazing lawyer at London home where she forged her legal career

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

21, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Fraud prosecutors concealed misconduct files in bribery inquiry, court hears
SFO director and colleagues criticised over improper contact with private investigator

Rob Evans and David Pegg

20, Oct, 2021 @3:48 PM

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Brexit and UK immigration policy ‘increasing risks to trafficking victims’
Damning report highlights greater risk of EU worker exploitation and vulnerability of undocumented migrants

Diane Taylor

20, Oct, 2021 @5:01 AM

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Hugh Bevan obituary
Other lives: Law professor who helped to advance children’s rights in the 1970s

Martin Parry

15, Oct, 2021 @5:57 PM

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Let her finish: interruptions of female justices led to new supreme court rules
Justice Sonia Sotomayor said oral argument rules were revamped after a study found women were more prone to being interrupted

Maya Yang in New York

15, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Australia seeks to overturn landmark ruling preventing deportation of Aboriginal people
The federal government wants to challenge the high court decision in Love and Thoms following the retirement of two supporting judges

Paul Karp

13, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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John Roberts is no longer the leader of his own court. Who, then, controls it?
Chief justice no longer sits in supreme court’s ideological center and has lost the power to cast the deciding vote in any ruling

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington

11, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Don’t extend magistrates’ powers – there’s a better way to reform the court system | Letters
Letters: Richard Lomax and Alasdair Darroch respond to a suggestion from the Magistrates Association to clear the backlog of crown court cases

Letters

10, Oct, 2021 @4:17 PM

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Backlog of crown court cases denies women justice | Letters
Letters: If magistrates’ jurisdiction could be increased to a 12-month custodial sentence for a single offence, it would ease the burden on crown courts, writes Bev Higgs

Letters

07, Oct, 2021 @4:08 PM

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WA family law judge should have disclosed contact with barrister, high court rules
Man wins appeal against decision by judge John Walters who failed to declare communications with barrister who represented ex-wife

Nino Bucci

06, Oct, 2021 @4:54 AM

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