Latest articles
Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust v DV (A Child) [2021] EWHC 1037 (Fam)
(Family Division, Cohen J, 19 April 2021)Medical Treatment – 17-year-old had form of bone cancer and required surgery For comprehensive, judicially approved coverage of every important...
Domestic Abuse Bill
Aaron Gates-Lincoln, Immigration NewsAfter years of development the Domestic Abuse Bill returned to the House of Lords in the UK on the 8th March 2021 to complete its report stage, one of the final...
Coercive control and children’s welfare in Re H-N and Others
When families come to strife, arrangements must be made for the future care of any children. In some circumstances, this means an application to the courts. These ‘private law orders’ can...
Profession: Expert Witness
The value of a family business or business interest is treated as an asset and therefore part of the matrimonial pot to be distributed when it comes to negotiating a financial settlement on divorce or...
How does a jointly held property pass on death?
When meeting with clients to discuss their succession planning, many cannot recall whether their property is held jointly as joint tenants or jointly as tenants in common. The distinction is that with...
View all articles

Courts preparing for Brexit surge in cases, top judge reveals

Dec 17, 2018, 08:00 AM
Slug :
Meta Title :
Meta Keywords :
Canonical URL :
Trending Article : No
Prioritise In Trending Articles : No
Date : Dec 17, 2018, 08:12 AM
Article ID :

The courts in England and Wales are making emergency preparations for an influx of claims and actions likely to be triggered by Brexit, the lord chief justice has revealed.

Lord Burnett of Maldon said extra staff may be recruited. He also said under-funding of the deteriorating court system was endangering London’s international legal reputation and the foreign earnings it attracts, and he echoed comments made by the Metropolitan police commissioner, Cressida Dick, that affluent drug users should consider the “huge social damage” they cause.

Speaking at his annual press conference in a draughty, 19th-century decorated hall in the Royal Courts of Justice, Burnett said the approach of Brexit had prompted contingency planning. 

“An amount of work has gone into looking forward about the consequences of all sorts of outcomes,” Burnett said. “We have been looking at a whole range of ‘what ifs’. We expect there to be a short-term increase in work related to Brexit whatever happens, particularly in the administrative court.

This article appeared in The Guardian. To read the entire story, click HERE.

Categories :
  • News
Tags :
  • family law
Royal Courts of Justice
Provider :
Product Bucket :
Related Articles
Load more comments
Comment by from