What’s happened since the Family Justice Review: a brighter future for family justice – Ministry of Justice

Posted August 21st, 2014 in civil justice, family courts, reports by tracey

‘This update from the government sets out the progress made since the family justice review was published in 2011.’

Full update

Ministry of Justice, 20th August 2014

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

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Prison ‘crisis’ denied by Justice Secretary Chris Grayling – BBC News

Posted August 19th, 2014 in news, prisons, reports, statistics, violence, young offenders by tracey

‘Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has admitted to the BBC that prisons in England and Wales face problems with violence, suicides and staff shortages.’

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BBC News, 19th August 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Report of the Financial Remedies Working Group, 31 July 2014 – Judiciary of England & Wales

Posted August 15th, 2014 in financial provision, litigants in person, reports by tracey

‘The Financial Remedies Working Group was established by the President of the Family Division in June 2014. Chaired by Nicholas Mostyn J and Stephen Cobb J, its task being described in the “View from the President’s Chambers (number 12)” as being two-fold: “to explore ways of improving the accessibility of the system for litigants in person and to identify ways of further improving good practice in financial remedy cases…. confined to matters of practice and procedure”.’

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 14th August 2014

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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Justice Secretary Chris Grayling’s policy ‘responsible for prisoner suicides’ – The Independent

Posted August 12th, 2014 in news, prisons, reports, suicide by sally

‘Chief Inspector slams Justice Secretary for failures on staffing and overcrowding.’

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The Independent, 11th August 2014

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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‘Revenge porn’ laws must be clearer, say Lords – The Guardian

‘Clarification is needed on the law around “revenge porn” and when it could lead to a prosecution, a committee of peers has said.’

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The Guardian, 29th July 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Review of the investigation of alleged Home Office failure to act on allegations of child abuse in the 1980s – Home Office

Posted July 25th, 2014 in child abuse, government departments, inquiries, reports by tracey

‘A review, led by Peter Wanless, of the investigation into the handling of information received by the Home Office in relation to child abuse allegations.’

Terms of reference

Home Office, 24th July 2014

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

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UK terrorism laws so broad it has begun to ‘catch those it never intended to’ – The Independent

Posted July 24th, 2014 in legislation, media, news, reports, terrorism by sally

‘UK anti-terrorism laws are so broadly drawn they are in danger of catching journalists, bloggers, and those it was “never intended to cover” the counter-terrorism watchdog has said.’

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The Independent, 22nd July 2014

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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EU report finds no evidence to support sweeping immigration reforms – The Guardian

Posted July 23rd, 2014 in EC law, immigration, news, reports by michael

‘A government review looking into freedom of movement across the EU has not recommended any sweeping reforms to immigration rules in a report likely to disappoint Conservative Eurosceptics.’

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Law Commission urges full reform project on data sharing and public bodies – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 22nd, 2014 in consultations, data protection, Law Commission, news, privacy, reports by sally

‘The Law Commission has this month recommended that a full law reform project should be carried out “in order to create a principled and clear legal structure for data sharing, which will meet the needs of society”.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 21st July 2014

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

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IPCC concern over police use of Tasers to gain compliance – The Guardian

Posted July 22nd, 2014 in complaints, firearms, news, police, reports by sally

‘Police officers have been accused of using Tasers to inflict pain to gain compliance, a report by the police watchdog says. Concerns are also raised about the use of Tasers on suspects already in custody, in the findings by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.’

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Trojan Horse: Council findings to be released – BBC News

Posted July 18th, 2014 in education, inquiries, Islam, news, reports, school children by tracey

‘An inquiry into 25 schools in Birmingham investigated over the alleged “Trojan Horse” plot is due to publish its findings later. Sir Ian Kershaw’s report was ordered by Birmingham City Council after claims some Muslim groups were attempting to take control of a number of schools.’

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BBC News, 18th July 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Transforming the criminal justice system: strategy and action plan – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 16th, 2014 in computer programs, criminal justice, delay, reports, victims, witnesses by tracey

‘The “Criminal justice system 2014 to 2015: strategy and action plan” is an update on the version published last year.’

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Ministry of Justice, 15th July 2014

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

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Chief inspector of prisons: Conditions ‘getting worse’ – BBC News

Posted July 10th, 2014 in news, prisons, reports, suicide by sally

‘There has been a “significant” and worrying deterioration in the standards of British jails, the chief inspector of prisons in England and Wales says.’

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BBC News, 9th July 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Government launches inquiry over 100 suspicious deaths at a Hampshire hospital – The Independent

Posted July 10th, 2014 in elderly, hospitals, inquiries, medicines, news, reports by sally

‘A Hillsborough-style inquiry to investigate up to 100 suspicious deaths at a Hampshire hospital during the 1990s is set to be announced by the Government today [9 July].’

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The Independent, 9th July 2014

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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Crime victims’ treatment by police and courts examined – BBC News

Posted July 8th, 2014 in codes of practice, courts, news, police, reports, victims by tracey

‘The way crime victims are treated by the police and courts in England and Wales is to be examined.’

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BBC News, 8th July 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Harassed family gets payout after Home Office failings – BBC News

‘A family who endured a “living nightmare” at the hands of a violent criminal is to receive a £130,000 payout over Home Office failings.’

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BBC News, 8th July 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Female genital mutilation: Prosecute health professionals who fail to report signs of FGM, MPs say – The Independent

‘Doctors and nurses who fail to report that girls in their care have suffered female genital mutilation (FGM) should be prosecuted in an effort to tackle the scandal of “this horrific abuse”, MPs say in a report published today.’

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The Independent, 3rd July 2014

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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Family-abuse children ‘unprotected’, commissioner warns – BBC News

Posted July 3rd, 2014 in child abuse, families, inquiries, news, reports, sexual offences by sally

‘”Alarming gaps” in knowledge about abuse within families mean “substantial numbers” of children are not adequately protected, England’s deputy children’s commissioner Sue Berelowitz has said.’

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BBC News, 3rd July 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Law Commission clarifies law on pension trust investment – Law Commission

Posted July 1st, 2014 in Law Commission, news, pensions, reports, trusts by sally

‘Pension fund trustees do not have to “maximise returns” in the short-term at the expense of risks over the longer term, according to a report published today by the Law Commission.’

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Law Commission, 1st July 2014

Source: www.lawcommission.justice.gov.uk

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More than 1,000 children under 10 stopped and searched in five years – The Guardian

Posted July 1st, 2014 in children, inquiries, news, reports, statistics, stop and search by sally

‘More than 1,000 children under the age of 10 – and some as young as four – have been stopped and searched by the police in England and Wales over the past five years, according to official figures.’

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The Guardian, 1st July 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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