Supreme Court begins search for new Deputy President

December 14, 2017 0 comments

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The Supreme Court has begun looking for a new Deputy President, following news that the recently appointed Lord Mance will retire in June next year. Two current Justices – Lord Hughes and Lord Sumption – are also scheduled to retire later in 2018, so the Supreme Court will be seeking replacements for them as well…

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Guide to Jewish family life launched at the Supreme Court

December 1, 2017 0 comments

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Supreme Court President Lady Hale spoke at the launch of a new guide to Jewish traditions this week. Jewish Family Life and Customs: A Practical Guide was written for lawyers and judges in need for a concise but reliable introduction when working with Jewish clients or hearing cases which concern Jewish matters. It is an…

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Lady Hale takes office

October 3, 2017 0 comments

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Lady Hale was formally sworn in as the new President of the Supreme Court yesterday. Sir Ian Burnett became the youngest Lord Chief Justice for 50 years during the same event, replacing the newly retired Lord Thomas. Lady Hale succeeds Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, with whom she had served as Deputy President for four years….

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The Supreme Court: Under new management (from Solicitors Journal)

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September 22, 2017 1 comment

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This article was first published by Solicitors Journal on 05/09/17, and is reproduced by kind permission. The magazine closes at the end of September. From 2 October the Supreme Court will be under new management as Baroness Hale of Richmond assumes the role of president, following the retirement of her (actually slightly younger) colleague, Lord Neuberger of…

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New Supreme Court Deputy President is Lord Mance

September 20, 2017 0 comments

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Lord Mance has been appointed Deputy President of the Supreme Court, following the recent promotion of Baroness Hale to the Presidency. Jonathan Hugh Mance read law at Oxford before establishing himself as a successful commercial barrister. He then became a High Court Judge in in the Queen’s Bench Division and later a Lord Justice in…

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Welcoming our new High Court judges

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September 19, 2017 0 comments

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Over the last month three new Family Division High Court judges have been appointed, with effect from 2 October. I have been doing a little background reading on them, including having a look at one of the cases they were involved in whilst practising as barristers, and I thought I would share what I have…

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Child privacy, Brexit and more

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August 25, 2017 0 comments

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A WEEK IN FAMILY LAW A report concerning the impact of broadcast and social media on the privacy and best interests of young children has been published by the University of Winchester. Amongst eight recommendations, the report calls for young children to have an independent right to privacy, which is not dependent on what their…

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