The Judiciary

Senior judge convenes special hearing to manage flood of Dieselgate claims

More than 20 claimant firms are due to be represented at Friday’s hearing

Mathys & Squire files test case to improve openness and transparency at the UPC

IP firm believe the newly established court is interpreting the public access rules too restrictively, looks to the EPO as a ‘paragon of openness’ in this area

The swift rise of a ‘wonderful role model’ to the UK Supreme Court

Dame Ingrid Simler has impeccable diversity credentials, writes Ben Rigby

Law Society calls on UK government to unleash economic power of legal services

New Law Society president Nick Emmerson says supporting regional legal hubs will benefit the entire economy

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CPS appoints first solicitor to Director of Public Prosecutions role since 1960s

Stephen Parkinson was previously senior partner at Kingsley Napley

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Latest judicial data prompts calls for reforms to selection process to improve diversity

Proportion of ethnic minority judges edges up to 10%; women now make up 37% of judiciary

Susskind calls for UK body to meet AI’s legal challenges

Influential academic says best legal and technology minds are needed as AI race accelerates

‘A dynamic process’: Indian lawyers welcome government initiative to reform arbitration regime

High-level review heralds serious drive to boost India’s international status as arbitration seat, reports Ben Rigby

AI will make judicial decisions with avenue to appeal to humans, predicts top judge

Legal profession must develop mechanisms to deal with generative AI says Master of the Rolls Sir Geoffrey Vos

Centuries-long wait over as first woman is appointed Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales

Chosen from an all-female shortlist, Dame Sue Carr will become first woman to head the judiciary in 755 years

London International Disputes Week begins with arbitration-focused day as top lawyers back tech’s profound impact on disputes

Ben Rigby reports on LIDW’s opening day featuring keynotes on aspects of arbitration and a tech study

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Londongrad lives on: Russian claims in London's commercial courts at record high

Research underlines UK capital’s resilience as disputes centre with international litigants, led by Russians, outnumbering domestic parties, reports Ben Rigby

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Two Australian jurists join London sets as door tenants

A former senior judge joins Atkin Chambers, while a leading international lawyer signs up with 3 Verulam Buildings

‘Time for a fresh start’ – legal profession calls for reset of flagging justice system after Raab quits as Lord Chancellor

Former criminal barrister Alex Chalk KC takes reins after bullying allegations against predecessor are upheld

Israel’s judicial reform plans are ‘deeply alarming’, the International Bar Association warns

The IBA's president urges measures that would 'strip Israeli institutions of their ability to constrain executive power' to be dropped

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Lord Neuberger unveiled as keynote speaker at London International Disputes Week

Former UK Supreme Court head Lord Neuberger will open the flagship disputes conference

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UK shadow justice secretary calls for greater diversity in the judiciary

Steve Reed MP outlined Labour’s vision for the legal profession during a speech at Middle Temple Hall

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Law Society calls for UK to join Hague Judgments Convention to boost enforceability of UK rulings

Joining a global framework to enforce commercial judgments is essential for British business, the Law Society says

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Report sheds light on the law firms getting the most patent work in the US

A firm that historically focuses on personal injury surpasses more established players in representing the most plaintiffs in patent litigation cases in the US

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Leading Singapore disputes bodies form alliance to promote city state as centre for dispute resolution

Singapore International Commercial Court forges agreements to boost attractiveness of arbitration and mediation for businesses