Lady Hale calls for women to make up 'at least half of judges'

At least half of the UK's judges should be women, the President of the UK Supreme Court, Lady Hale, has said.

Published 25 March 2019

Lady Hale calls for new judicial retirement age of 74

The judicial retirement age should be raised to 74, the President of the UK Supreme Court has said.

Published 21 March 2019

Belfast solicitor who took forward Widowed Parent's Allowance challenge speaks at UK charity AGM

Belfast solicitor Laura Banks, who acted for Siobhan McLaughlin in her UK Supreme Court challenge to the rules governing the payment of a Widowed Parent’s Allowance, recently addressed members of UK charity Widowed and Young (WAY).

Published 13 March 2019

Belfast lecture on women in the law hears from Lady Arden and Ms Justice Geoghegan

Two of the most prominent women judges in Ireland and Britain addressed a sold-out Belfast event to mark International Women's Day 2019 last week.

Published 12 March 2019

Lady Hale: Women barristers feel male colleagues getting bigger cases

Senior women barristers feel they are being given fewer major cases than their equally competent male colleagues, Lady Hale, president of the UK Supreme Court, has said.

Published 8 March 2019

UK Supreme Court to rule on Pat Finucane public inquiry appeal next week

The UK Supreme Court will rule next week on whether the UK Government acted unlawfully by denying a public inquiry into the 1989 murder of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane.

Published 21 February 2019

Belfast mooters to appear before Lord Kerr at Supreme Court this year

Students from the Institute of Professional Legal Studies (IPLS) at Queen's University Belfast will practice their advocacy skills in front of a justice at the UK Supreme Court this year.

Published 14 February 2019

Lady Hale: Law has become fairer to women, but battle is not over

The law has become fairer to women in the past three and a half decades, but "no-one can claim that the battle is over", the president of the UK Supreme Court has said.

Published 18 January 2019