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Master of the rolls to judges: keep your judgments simple – The Guardian

“Judges should avoid making judgments that are ‘readable by few, comprehendible by fewer still’, said Lord Neuberger in a speech on open justice last week. With a nod to Gilbert and Sullivan’s accessible opera he offered Lord Atkin’s decision in Donoghue v Stevenson as ‘a very model of a modern major judgment’. The case, decided by the House of Lords in 1932, features a decomposed snail in a bottle of ginger beer and is known to every lawyer in the land: it sets out, in clear terms, the scope of the law of negligence.”

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The Guardian, 23rd March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Lord Chief Justice wanted a pay rise for judges – Daily Telegraph

“The country’s most senior judge has demanded a pay rise for senior members of the judiciary, it has emerged.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd March 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Swindlers (Including The Master of The Rolls?) Not Wanted: Bentham and Justice Reform – Speech by The Master of the Rolls

“Swindlers (Including The Master of The Rolls?) Not Wanted: Bentham and Justice Reform. Speech by the Master of the Rolls: Bentham Lecture 2011.”

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 3rd March 2011

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Could you defend yourself in court? – BBC News

“Legal aid changes in England and Wales could mean hundreds of thousands more people representing themselves in court, judges have warned. So how exactly do you become an amateur lawyer?”

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BBC News, 28th February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Judges slam legal aid cuts and lawyers who bring ‘unmeritorious’ claims – Law Society’s Gazette

“Judges have slammed government plans to cut legal aid, but also criticised publicly funded lawyers who bring ‘unmeritorious’ public law claims, and proposed limiting legal aid in judicial review cases.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 28th February 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Legal aid cuts will cost more in long run, say judges – The Guardian

“Courts could grind to a standstill as hundreds of thousands of people represent themselves in legal cases, senior judges have warned.”

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The Guardian, 24th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Human rights court reforms called into question by London’s litigators – Legal Week

“City litigators have questioned Justice Secretary Ken Clarke’s calls to reform the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in the wake of its ruling that serving prisoners should be given the right to vote.”

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Legal Week, 22nd February 2011

Source: www.legalweek.com


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