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Judges are more lenient after taking a break, study finds – The Guardian

“Prisoners are more likely to be granted parole early in the day or after a break such as lunch, according to researchers.”

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The Guardian, 11th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Lord Neuberger asks who is the master: the unelected judge or the elected politician? – The Guardian

“According to the master of the rolls, courts could overrule parliament in wholly exceptional cases.”

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The Guardian, 11th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Who’s the master now? – Speech by Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, Master of the Rolls

Who’s the master now? (PDF)

Speech by Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, Master of the Rolls

Second Lord Alexander of Weedon Lecture, 6th April 2011

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Guideline Hourly Rates for 2011 – Judiciary of England and Wales

“The Master of the Rolls has received a recommendation from the Advisory Committee on Civil Costs on an increase to the Guideline Hourly Rates for 2011.”

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 4th April 2011

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Independent press crucial to the administration of justice, says lord chief justice – The Guardian

“An independent press is crucial to the administration of justice, the lord chief justice of England and Wales said during a lecture in Israel on Monday night.”

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The Guardian, 29th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Related link: The Judiciary and the Media (PDF)

Supreme Court New Appointments: Sumption and Wilson – UKSC Blog

“The Supreme Court appointments story is suddenly moving fast. This morning we drew attention to Joshua Rozenberg’s blog on the shortlisting and delays. This afternoon, he tweeted that the new justices had been chosen.”

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UKSC Blog, 24th March 2011

Source: http://ukscblog.com/

Targets for judicial diversity ‘wrong approach’ – Law Society’s Gazette

“Setting targets for increasing the number of female judges would be the ‘wrong approach’ to boosting diversity, the minister responsible for legislation and law reform told the House of Lords last week.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 24th March 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk


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