A year in the Life of the British Justice system

Google reviews for British Courts (including Highbury) here

Blog: why we need a Justice charter

Prison riot- cuts are to blame http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-43441542

Prison mutiny- I have blogged about my recent experience defending in a mutiny trial HERE

Blog: why we need a Justice charter

LASPO review kicked into the long grass https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/law/laspo-review-government-to-revisit-ambitious-summer-deadline-/5065132.article

Google reviews (aka condemnation) for British Courts https://www.theguardian.com/technology/shortcuts/2018/mar/04/guilty-uk-magistrates-courts-condemned-by-google-reviews

Knee-jerk reaction-proposed new law to tackle the scourge of killer cyclists http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-5459411/Review-set-recommend-new-law-causing-death-dangerous-cycling–report.html

Two former lord chancellors are at loggerheads over an animal welfare issue, according to the Times. Dog owner Michael Gove wants to ban collars that deliver an electric shock to pets. However, transport secretary and dimwit Chris Grayling, the worst lord Chancellor in history, reportedly relies on them to prevent his two cats from straying.

Justice Committee Disclosure Survey Results https://www.lccsa.org.uk/disclosure-debacle/

AGFS reform https://crimeline.co.uk/banding-of-offences-in-the-advocates-graduated-fee-scheme/ and comment from The Law society http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/news/press-releases/robbing-peter-to-pay-paul-will-penalise-entire-criminal-justice-system/

Another very rude and ignorant solicitor bullying staff http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5429899/London-barrister-wins-employment-tribunal-against-boss.html

And corrupt and greedy solicitor Phil Shyster manages to further damage the reputation of human rights and legal aid lawyers with more shenaniganshttps://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/shiner-shifted-500k-assets-to-family-members-before-going-bankrupt/5064988.article

More shame for our beleaguered Prison system https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/feb/20/ombudsman-terms-teenagers-death-in-prison-appalling-osvaldas-pagirys

And the MoJ find money for PWC

New Sentencing guideline for blades and weapons published here (in force from 1st June)

(It also lists acid as a “highly dangerous weapon”, in case anyone wasn’t sure..)

HMCTS struggles desperately on with their pet ‘flexible hours” pilot project, here is another extract of illegible and incomprehensible jargon from their most recent “stakeholder newsletter”

Meanwhile, court chaos and Camberwell closed https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/beast-from-the-east-winter-weather-causes-court-chaos/5065089.article

Meanwhile, Chris Grayling, worst Lord Chancellor in history, has a different portfolio but is still incompetent http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/chris-grayling-branded-incompetent-as-department-for-transport-spends-ps300m-overbudget_uk_5a932a39e4b01e9e56bcf5d7although thankfully those rumours of him becoming Tory Party chairman in January were inaccurate…

Another useless ex Lord Chancellor popped up this week, the lamentable Liz Trussdescribing lawyers as part of a ” blob like elite” as described inthis article.

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