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court hours pilot

Postponement of flexible court hours pilots ‘pragmatic’

22 September 2017

A decision to delay a government pilot trialling extended court opening hours which would have heaped additional pressure on the already fragile criminal legal aid services, has been welcomed today the Law Society of England and Wales. 


Flexible court hours pilot is postponed

21 September 2017

The controversial extended court hours pilot has been deferred until February, the HMCTS chief has announced.

medical room

Avoiding an arbitrary fix

21 September 2017

Member of the Law Society’s civil justice committee Mark Tawn writes about the cost of clinical negligence cases for the Gazette.  

court bundles

Thanks a bundle! 2,000 pages of 'largely irrelevant' trial papers infuriates judge

18 September 2017

The High Court has sent a blunt message to litigators that excessive trial bundles are unnecessary and counter-productive.

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