Reed is SC deputy

The Right Honourable Lord Reed is to become the next deputy president of the Supreme Court. He will replace Lord Mance, who retires this month after eight years as a Supreme Court justice.

CoA goes YouTube

Court of Appeal hearings are to be live-streamed on the web from October, subject to approval by the lord chancellor and parliament, the master of the rolls Sir Terence Etherton said.

Housing contract decision

The Law Centres Network is expected to find out this week if its High Court challenge over procurement changes for legal aid housing duty contracts has been successful.

Register for mediators

PI lawyer groups the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, the Federation of Insurance Lawyers and the Motor Accident Solicitors Society have joined forces to set up a register of mediators in personal injury and clinical negligence claims.

Domestic abuse call

Women’s Aid, which supports victims of domestic violence, has called for an independent inquiry into how family courts handle the issue. It said research with Queen Mary University of London has uncovered a prevalence of damaging gendered stereotypes and harmful attitudes in family courts.

Vibrant cities

More than three-quarters of law firm office deals in 2017 involve moves to ‘vibrant’ city centres such as Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and Leeds rather than London, according to research by property consultancy Knight Frank.