Home Office accused of interference with the judiciary after querying bail grants

Immigration experts have accused the Home Office of interfering with the independence of the judiciary after it queried the number of detainees being released during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 7 May 2020

Over a dozen judges arrested in Slovakia in connection with journalist murder

Over a dozen judges have been arrested in Slovakia in connection with a police investigation sparked by the 2018 murder of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak.

Published 12 March 2020

MP who wants to 'take back control' from judiciary made Attorney General

An MP who has threatened to “take back control” from an interfering judiciary has been appointed Attorney General for England and Wales.

Published 14 February 2020

Exclusive: Supreme Court Justice says any attempted 'erosion' of judicial independence will be opposed

A justice of the Supreme Court has hinted that the judiciary will not willingly cede any independence in a remark made during the swearing-in of Lord Hodge as deputy president of the court.

Published 14 February 2020

Geoffrey Cox sacked as Attorney General in cabinet reshuffle

Geoffrey Cox has been sacked as Attorney General in Prime Minister Boris Johnson's cabinet reshuffle.

Published 13 February 2020

Call for greater diversity on the bench

The Scottish Liberal Democrats have called for action to tackle the lack of gender balance in Scotland’s justice system.

Published 6 January 2020

Decision to dispense with judicial garb comes in for criticism

Judges are to dispense with wigs and robes in a decision that has been criticised as unwise given Scotland's "past-oriented, uncodified, system of law".

Published 4 November 2019

England: More than half of young judges women

More than half of young judges are now women, according to official figures.

Published 12 July 2019

Exclusive: Judicial appointments process under fire for appointing best form fillers

The application process for judicial office in Scotland has been severely criticised as too onerous, a "lottery" and an artificial paperwork exercise that may be no more effective than the 'tap on the shoulder' that allowed "useless people" to be appointed in the past.

Published 21 May 2019

Judges and sheriffs to receive domestic violence training ahead of new law

All of Scotland's judges and sheriffs are set to receive specific training on domestic abuse ahead of the commencement of new legislation criminalising physical and psychological abuse of partners or ex-partners.

Published 30 January 2019