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Judicial comity and the common law

David Burrows on the conventional respect shown by judges towards each others’ decisions, even when not strictly bound by the rules of precedent, and how it applies in particular to the subject of anonymity in family cases. Continue reading

Publication of listed judgments: towards a new benchmark of digital open justice – Final report

The National Archives launched its Find Case Law database in mid-April 2022, under a new judgment publication system mandated by the Ministry of Justice. ICLR systematically monitored the publication of listed cases under this new system over its first twelve months of operation. Our report combines statistics for the efficiency and coverage of cases listed for judgment in the Daily Cause List with other publication data, and monitors the relationship between the listing and publication of judgments as part of the overall judgments data ecosystem and its importance to Open Justice. Continue reading

Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR, 28 July 2023

As the Trinity Term ends we round up the latest stories from the world of law before embarking on the Long (and probably far too hot) Vacation and usher in the Silly Season. Insulting politicians, warring bankers, social housing, compulsory mediation and more. Continue reading