Two people smugglers jailed – Home Office

Posted August 18th, 2016 in immigration, press releases, sentencing, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘Two people who attempted to smuggle an Albanian man into the UK via the Channel Tunnel have been jailed for a total of 6 years.’

Full press release

Home Office, 16th August 2016

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Comments Off on Two people smugglers jailed – Home Office

Tax avoidance enablers to face tough new penalties – HM Revenue and Customs

Posted August 18th, 2016 in accountants, consultations, fines, penalties, press releases, tax avoidance by tracey

‘Accountants, tax planners and advisers who provide advice on how to avoid tax will face tough penalties under new proposals being consulted on by the government, Financial Secretary to the Treasury Jane Ellison announced today.’

Full press release

HM Revenue and Customs, 17th August 2016

Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-revenue-customs

Comments Off on Tax avoidance enablers to face tough new penalties – HM Revenue and Customs

Illegal mobile phones in prisons to be cut off – Home Office

Posted August 11th, 2016 in press releases, prisons, telecommunications by tracey

‘Inmates running criminal operations from behind bars will be targeted with new powers to cut off mobile phones being used illegally in prisons.’

Full press release

Home Office, 11th August 2016

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Comments Off on Illegal mobile phones in prisons to be cut off – Home Office

New powers to tackle slavery at sea – Home Office

‘Safeguarding Minister Sarah Newton announces the commencement of new powers in the Modern Slavery Act.’

Full press release

Home Office, 8th August 2016

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Comments Off on New powers to tackle slavery at sea – Home Office

Six found guilty of corruption in relation to Royal Household contracts – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted August 10th, 2016 in conspiracy, contracts, corruption, fraud, press releases, royal family by tracey

‘Following two trials at Southwark Crown Court, Ronald Harper, former Deputy Property Manager within the Royal Household, has been found guilty of conspiracy to make corrupt payments.’

Full press release

Crown Prosecution Service, 9th August 2016

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Comments Off on Six found guilty of corruption in relation to Royal Household contracts – Crown Prosecution Service

New BSB report shows more targeted use of enforcement powers – Bar Standards Board

‘The Bar Standards Board has, today, published its Enforcement Annual Report for 2015-16.’

Full press release

Bar Standards Board, 8th August 2016

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

Comments Off on New BSB report shows more targeted use of enforcement powers – Bar Standards Board

Brexit prompts public & businesses to seek legal advice from barristers – The Bar Council

Posted August 10th, 2016 in barristers, EC law, internet, press releases, referendums, solicitors, statistics by tracey

‘New figures from the Bar Council’s Direct Access Portal , the free to use “find a barrister” website, show that the public and businesses are turning to barristers to help them with a wide range of legal issues.’

Full press release

The Bar Council, 5th August 2016

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Comments Off on Brexit prompts public & businesses to seek legal advice from barristers – The Bar Council

Franca Asemota sentenced to 22 years for trafficking women and girls from Nigeria – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A trafficker threatened to use “juju magic” against the women and children she helped to bring into Europe for forced prostitution has been sentenced to 22 years imprisonment today.’

Full press release

Crown Prosecution Service, 4th August 2016

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Comments Off on Franca Asemota sentenced to 22 years for trafficking women and girls from Nigeria – Crown Prosecution Service

Lee Arnold jailed for life for murder of Salford student William Lound – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted August 2nd, 2016 in drug abuse, mental health, murder, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘A 37-year-old man has been sentenced today at Minshull Street Crown Court to life imprisonment for the murder of William Lound, a Salford University student, who was stabbed to death in his flat in February 2016. He must serve a minimum of 23 years and four months in prison.’

Full press release

Crown Prosecution Service, 1st August 2016

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Comments Off on Lee Arnold jailed for life for murder of Salford student William Lound – Crown Prosecution Service

The BSB highlights progress made in its Annual Report 2015-16 – Bar Standards Board

Posted August 2nd, 2016 in barristers, press releases, reports by tracey

‘The BSB has published its latest annual report, which summarises its achievements during the 2015-16 business year and during the course of its last three-year strategic plan which concluded on 31 March 2016.’

Full press release

Bar Standards Board, 2nd August 2016

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

Comments Off on The BSB highlights progress made in its Annual Report 2015-16 – Bar Standards Board

Barristers still face flexible working penalty – The Bar Council

Posted August 2nd, 2016 in barristers, equality, flexible working, press releases, rent, women by tracey

‘The Bar Council has launched a new flexible working guide for chambers, which includes proposals for possible rent reductions for those barristers seeking to work reduced hours or away from chambers because of care responsibilities.’

Full story

The Bar Council, 1st August 2016

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Comments Off on Barristers still face flexible working penalty – The Bar Council

Claims Management Regulator – Misleading marketing statements – Ministry of Justice

‘We have put together a list of misleading statements which demonstrate some of the types of advertising and marketing that is not compliant with our rules.’

Full text

Ministry of Justice, 29th July 2016

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

Comments Off on Claims Management Regulator – Misleading marketing statements – Ministry of Justice

Modern Slavery Act 2015 review: one year on – Home Office

‘An independent review into the effectiveness of the criminal justice provisions in the Modern Slavery Act 2015 one year after coming into effect.’

Full press release

Home Office, 31st July 2016

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Comments Off on Modern Slavery Act 2015 review: one year on – Home Office

Teenager sentenced for Derby knife murder – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted August 1st, 2016 in murder, press releases, sentencing, violent disorder, weapons, young offenders by Mark L

‘A 16-year-old has been sentenced to 14 years in custody for the murder of 22-year-old Tom Webb, who was stabbed to death in the centre of Derby in January 2016.’

Full press release

Crown Prosecution Service, 29th July 2016

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Comments Off on Teenager sentenced for Derby knife murder – Crown Prosecution Service

Cybercriminal “Sir King Cash” ordered to pay back over half a million pounds – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Fraudster Sean Benson, who went by the screen name “Sir King Cash”, has been ordered to pay back £554,000 by a judge at Southwark Crown Court. Benson now has three months in which to pay back the money or face a further five years in jail. All of the money will be paid back to the victims of the fraud.’

Full press release

Crown Prosecution Service, 29th July 2016

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Comments Off on Cybercriminal “Sir King Cash” ordered to pay back over half a million pounds – Crown Prosecution Service

Court of Protection extends pilot testing increased access for public and media – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

‘A pilot scheme which has allowed the public and media to gain greater access to Court of Protection hearings is to continue for a further 12 months.’

Full press release

Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 28th July 2016

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Comments Off on Court of Protection extends pilot testing increased access for public and media – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Bar Council response to Lord Justice Briggs’ review – The Bar Council

Posted July 28th, 2016 in barristers, civil justice, courts, internet, press releases, reports by tracey

‘The Bar Council has responded to Lord Justice Briggs’ Civil Courts Structure Review. Chairman of the Bar, Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC, said: “Efforts to modernise the courts and improve efficiencies in our justice system are essential. It is surely time to make a proper investment in our civil justice system for the future, to provide justice for all.” ‘

Full press release

The Bar Council, 27th July 2016

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Comments Off on Bar Council response to Lord Justice Briggs’ review – The Bar Council

Civil Courts Structure Review (CCSR): Final Report published – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted July 28th, 2016 in civil justice, courts, press releases, reports by tracey

‘The final report of Lord Justice Briggs’ Civil Courts Structure Review was published on 27 July 2016.’

Full report and report

Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 27th July 2016

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Comments Off on Civil Courts Structure Review (CCSR): Final Report published – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

James Warnock convicted 34 years after rape and murder – Crown prosecution Service

‘James Warnock, 56, was sentenced today at the Central Criminal Court to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 25 years for the murder of seventeen-year-old Yiannoulla Yianni in August 1982. He was sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment for the rape of Yiannoulla. Warnock was convicted on 14 July 2016. The crimes took place in Yiannoulla’s home, where she lived with her family, in Hampstead, north London.’

Full press release

Crown prosecution Service, 18th July 2016

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Comments Off on James Warnock convicted 34 years after rape and murder – Crown prosecution Service

Consumer Prepayments on Retailer Insolvency – Law Commission

‘This project is complete. We laid our report before Parliament on 13 July 2016 and await the Government’s response.
This project, which was commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), considered whether greater protection is needed for consumers who lose deposits or gift vouchers when retailers or other service providers become insolvent.’

Full press release

Law Commission, 14th July 2016

Source: http://www.justice.gov.uk/lawcommission

Comments Off on Consumer Prepayments on Retailer Insolvency – Law Commission