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Dame Sue Carr has chosen to take the title of Lady Chief Justice on her appointment to lead the judiciary in England and Wales, according to reports. The first woman to ever hold the top judicial post was given the choice of being known as Lord Chief Justice, Lady Chief Justice or simply Chief Justi

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An English Court of Appeal judge has endorsed the use of ChatGPT but sounded a note of caution on using AI in areas beyond one's expertise. Lord Justice Birss admitted to incorporating content generated by the AI chatbot into a judgment. He described it as "jolly useful" for providing a concise summ

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English courthouses built in the 1990s are being urgently checked for the presence of dangerous aerated concrete after its discovery at a London court building. The UK government is scrambling to respond to a developing crisis over the historic use of reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) in

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England's Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has been ordered to pay £75,000 in costs after the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) found it made an "essential mistake of law" in its unsuccessful prosecution of solicitor Amie Tsang. Ms Tsang was accused of failing to advise hundreds of c

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Proposals to compel criminals in England and Wales to appear in the dock for sentencing could do more harm than good, the father of one victim has said. Criminals will be forced to attend their sentencing and face a longer period behind bars if they refuse to appear under legislation proposed by the

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England's Lord Chancellor Alex Chalk and Attorney General Victoria Prentis have ordered an independent inquiry into the circumstances and handling of Andrew Malkinson’s case after his conviction for rape was quashed by the Court of Appeal last month. The inquiry will investigate the handling a

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Almost half of the letters sent by England and Wales' Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to complainants are riddled with errors, according to an official report. The CPS watchdog has told the service to “act urgently to get a grip of this situation” as it revealed that letters are full of

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England and Wales' Bar Standards Board (BSB) has removed advice to barristers against misgendering trans men and women on social media. The BSB withdrew a case study from its guidance to the 17,000 practising barristers in England and Wales. The study detailed a hypothetical online exchange where a

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Exorbitant costs are preventing individuals and community groups from bringing legal challenges to safeguard the environment in England and Wales, according to NGOs. A shared report by the RSPB, the Environmental Law Foundation (ELF), and Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland sugg

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