Article Tag: Justice Minister

‘Jackson reforms’ and insolvency litigation

In April 2013 the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) came into force and introduced changes to the civil justice system which were recommended by Lord Justice Jackson. The aims of the reforms were to ‘boost efficiency’ and ‘reduce the costs of litigation’. LASPO introduced a number of fundamental changes to… Read more »

Children to be seen and heard

Simon Hughes, the Justice Minister has recently indicated that any child over the age of ten, in respect of whose family Judges are making decisions, will have the opportunity to speak to the Judge to make their views and feelings known. Many people will think that this is a change to the law and separated… Read more »