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.” ‘

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The Bar Council, 27th July 2016

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

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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.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 27th July 2016

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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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.’

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Crown prosecution Service, 18th July 2016

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

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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.’

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Law Commission, 14th July 2016

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

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Three jailed for selling drugged horses to hide health and behavioural problems – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Three people have been jailed for their roles in selling horses with physical ailments or behavioural issues to unsuspecting members of the public.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 11th July 2016

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

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Bar regulator to address unfair treatment of women at the Bar – Bar Standards Board

Posted July 14th, 2016 in barristers, equality, press releases, reports, women by tracey

‘The Bar Standards Board will be writing to every multi-tenant chambers across the country to seek their help in improving compliance with the Equality Rules, following the BSB’s recent survey of women at the Bar.’

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Bar Standards Board, 12th July 2016

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

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Reform of Judicial Review – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted July 8th, 2016 in consultations, costs, judicial review, press releases, third parties by tracey

‘Following the consultation, the government has set out how it intends for the reforms to be implemented, and is seeking views on one further aspect.’

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official-documents.gov.uk, 7th July 2016

Source: www.official-documents.gov.uk

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Sharia law review issues call for evidence – Home Office

Posted July 6th, 2016 in evidence, Islam, islamic law, press releases, rule of law by Mark L

‘Individuals with experience of sharia law are being urged to take part in an independent review into its use.’

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Home Office, 4th July 2016

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

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Hundreds of responses inform Lammy race review – Ministry of Defence

‘The first stage of a ground-breaking investigation into race and ethnic bias in the criminal justice system is now complete.’

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Ministry of Justice, 1st July 2016

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

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Support for women at the Bar is there when they need it – The Bar Council

Posted July 1st, 2016 in barristers, diversity, equality, press releases, women by tracey

‘Over the last few years, the Bar Council has rolled out a number of initiatives aimed at improving equal opportunities for members of the Bar.’

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The Bar Council, 30th June 2016

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

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Form and Accessibility of the Law Applicable in Wales – official-documents.gov.uk

‘This is the Law Commission’s final report on the form and accessibility of the law applicable in Wales.’

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official-documents.gov.uk, 30th June 2016

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Four sentenced to a total of 29 years for £98 million tax fraud scheme – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted June 30th, 2016 in conspiracy, fraud, press releases, sentencing, taxation by tracey

‘Four men have been sentenced to a total of 29 years imprisonment for their role in an elaborate tax fraud involving the funding of UK film productions. The defendants dishonestly claimed losses had been made so that income tax could be falsely claimed back from HM Revenue and Customs.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 24th June 2016

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

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Kayleigh Haywood’s killer brought to justice – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Two men have been convicted of a range of offences that culminated in the rape and murder of Leicestershire teenager Kayleigh Haywood.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 28th June 2016

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

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Changes to barristers’ CPD: BSB consultation about the rule changes is open – Bar Standards Board

‘As announced back in April, a new Continuing Professional Development (CPD) regime for barristers on the Established Practitioner Programme will be in place from January 2017. To prepare for the new CPD regime, the Bar Standards Board (BSB) has published a consultation seeking views on the proposed changes to the rules and regulations governing the new scheme.’

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Bar Standards Board, 29th June 2016

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

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First North East prosecution for controlling and coercive behaviour – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted June 16th, 2016 in crime, harassment, press releases, prosecutions, sentencing by tracey

‘A Cleveland man has today been sentenced in what is believed to be the North East’s first prosecution for the new criminal offence of controlling and coercive behaviour.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 10th June 2016

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

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Activities of McKenzie Friends in family courts to go under the microscope – The Bar Council

Posted June 16th, 2016 in family courts, McKenzie friends, press releases by tracey

‘The activities of unregulated, untrained and uninsured McKenzie Friends in the family courts is to come under the microscope with the commissioning of field research by the Bar Council into how they handle court work.’

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The Bar Council, 10th June 2016

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

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Bar Council responds to PAC report on criminal justice – The Bar Council

Posted May 31st, 2016 in barristers, criminal justice, press releases, reports by tracey

‘The Bar Council has responded to today’s report from the Public Accounts Committee, on the criminal justice system.’

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The Bar Council, 27th May 2016

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

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New powers to strengthen coastal security – Home Office

Posted May 27th, 2016 in customs and excise, drug trafficking, immigration, press releases by tracey

‘New powers to help target smugglers and prevent illegal entry come into force.’

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Home Office, 26th may 2016

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

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Master of the Rolls: Sir Terence Etherton – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted May 27th, 2016 in judiciary, press releases by tracey

‘Her Majesty The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of The Rt Hon Sir Terence Etherton as the Master of the Rolls with effect from 3 October 2016. This appointment follows the retirement of The Rt Hon Lord Dyson on 2 October 2016.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 26th May 2016

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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LSB responds to the Judicial Executive Board’s McKenzie Friends consultation – Legal Services Board

‘The Legal Services Board (LSB) has submitted its response to the Judicial Executive Board (JEB) consultation on the approach courts should take to McKenzie Friends.’

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Legal Services Board, 26th May 2016

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org.uk

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