Court Advice Centres To Help Those Without Legal Representation?

There has been a lot of talk about Judges and courts seeing more and more with people without legal representatives, dealing with court hearings and paperwork. Family claims are causing particular problems for the courts. Last week, Simon Hughes, the family justice...

Wasted Court Costs

There have been a number of cuts and investments in the legal system in the past few years. One of the worst headlines, was almost £46 million being written off on court building projects which were cancelled after the 2010 election. The worst example is the...

TV Licence Fee – Going To Court

The government is proposing changes to the way in which the TV licence fee is enforced. Currently, failure to pay a TV licence fee is a criminal offence. The culture Secretary Maria Miller, has indicated she wishes to make non-payment a civil offence, rather than...

Are Judges Representative Of Society?

Are Judges representative of society? Probably not. White, male and middle class is the common criticism and stereotype of the judiciary. The vast majority of Judges will come from backgrounds which will have enabled them to go to university and been given every...

Man Punches His Wife Before A Judge In Court

Before a Judge dealing with a family case, a man walked across to his wife and punched her several times in the head. The shocking news comes from a report by the Ministry of Justice. It is reported that the incident took place during family court proceedings at a...

Small Claims Track Or Fast Track?

The change in the court rules in April 2013, gave Judges the power to allocate a claim to the small claims track, even if the value of the claim exceeds £10,000. The general small claims limited changed from £5,000 to £10,000 in April 2013. Claims of a value in excess...