English Family Law News

Fewer Couples Applying for Joint Divorce, HMCTS Figures Reveal A system introducing provisions under the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act came into force in April, meaning divorcing couples no longer have to assign blame for the breakdown of their marriage. For the first time, couples can jointly apply for divorce, stating that the marriage has […]

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Commercial Bar News

Top commercial chambers join forces to launch new social mobility mentoring scheme. ‘The Legal Cheek’ reports: A group of 20 leading commercial chambers have joined forces to launch a new mentoring programme with the aim of encouraging students from under-represented groups to pursue careers as barristers. To qualify for the scheme, applicants will have started […]

Criminal Bar

The Criminal Bar has set up a Hardship Fund The Criminal Bar Association (CBA) has set up a Hardship Fund to help CBA members who are suffering financial hardships ue to the ‘indefinite’ strike. The fund is available to all CBA members, regardless of year of Call or seniority. The Bar Council is providing administrative […]

Barrister Employment Law News

There is a New President of Employment Tribunals (Scotland) Judge Shona Simon has retired as President of Employment Tribunals (Scotland) after 13 years in the role. This leaves the way open for Judge Susan Walker, the previous Vice President, she took up her position on 16 July 2022. Judge Simon was admitted as a solicitor […]

Barrister Employment Law News

New Vento Bands from 6 April 2022 New Vento bands for injury to feelings and psychiatric injury have been released by the Presidents of England & Wales and Scotland. A fifth addendum to the Presidential Guidance (which was originally published on 5 September 2017) was published on 28 March 2022. The addendum updates, but does […]

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