LSB: regulators better on diversity but barristers still coy about backgrounds – Legal Futures

Posted March 27th, 2015 in barristers, diversity, news, statistics by sally

‘More than 80% of barristers have declined to disclose information about their socio-economic backgrounds when asked to do so by their professional regulator, it has emerged.’

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Legal Futures, 27th March 2015

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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Support for death penalty drops below 50% for the first time – BBC News

Posted March 26th, 2015 in death penalty, news, reports, statistics by sally

‘Support for the death penalty in Britain has dropped below 50% for the first time on record, an annual opinion survey says.’

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BBC News, 26th March 2015

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Extension of Freedom of Information Act to Network Rail – Ministry of Justice

Posted March 25th, 2015 in freedom of information, news, railways, statistics, transport by sally

‘Passengers and the public can request information directly from the authority which runs Britain’s rail infrastructure for the very first time from Tuesday 24 March.’

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Ministry of Justice, 23rd March 2015

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

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Finance & Divorce Update – Family Law Week

Posted March 24th, 2015 in courts, divorce, family courts, financial provision, internet, news, reports, statistics by sally

‘Jessica Craigs, senior solicitor of Mills & Reeve LLP analyses the financial remedies and divorce news and cases from February 2015.’

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Family Law Week, 22nd March 2014

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

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The true statistics behind judicial review’s success rates – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted March 24th, 2015 in judicial review, news, statistics, trials by sally

‘Avid readers of the legal press may have spotted the eye-catching statistic that in 2014 a meagre 1% of claims for judicial review were successful.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 23rd March 2015

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

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Tom Hickman and Maurice Sunkin: Success in Judicial Review: The Current Position – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘Avid readers of the legal press may have spotted the eye-catching statistic that in 2014 a meagre 1% of claims for judicial review were successful.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 20th March 2015

Source: www.constitutionallaw.org

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No convictions over 500 black and Asian deaths in custody – The Guardian

Posted March 23rd, 2015 in death in custody, detention, immigration, news, police, prosecutions, racism, statistics by sally

‘More than 500 black and ethnic minority individuals have died in suspicious circumstances while in state detention over the past 24 years, but not a single official has been successfully prosecuted, a report examining institutional racism has revealed.’

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The Guardian, 21st March 2015

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A Point of View: Do parliament’s select committees wield too much power? – BBC News

Posted March 23rd, 2015 in news, parliament, select committees, statistics by sally

‘Parliamentary select committees have seen their profile grow over the past few years, but are they the right way of holding power to account, asks Tom Shakespeare.’

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BBC News, 22nd March 2015

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No evidence of regulatory risks from online divorce, research finds – Legal Futures

‘There is no evidence of online divorce leading to regulatory risks, joint research by the Legal Services Board (LSB) and Legal Services Consumer Panel has concluded.’

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Legal Futures, 19th March 2015

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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Paedophile cases may need to be streamlined, warns top officer – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 23rd, 2015 in child abuse, criminal justice, internet, news, prosecutions, statistics by sally

‘National Crime Agency chief hints at possible updates to the way child pornography offences are prosecuted, as it emerges more than 260 people have been charged in new investigation.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th March 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Lord Woolf: Conditions in prisons are as bad now as they were 25 years ago

Posted March 23rd, 2015 in inquiries, judges, news, prisons, recidivists, standards, statistics, violent disorder by sally

‘Conditions in prisons are as bad now as they were at the time of one of Britain’s worst jail riots, a former lord chief justice has warned.’

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The Independent, 23rd March 2015

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Police use stop and search powers on 300 toddlers – Daily Telegraph

‘Research shows hundreds of under-fives have been frisked by officers in the last five years, often because of fears they have been forced to carry drugs or guns.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th March 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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MPs criticise ‘chasm’ between FGM prosecutions and reports – BBC News

‘MPs have criticised the “chasm” between the number of reported cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the UK and the number of prosecutions.’

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BBC News, 14th March 2015

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£1,200 tribunal fee prompts 40 per cent fall in pregnancy-discrimination claims – The Independent

Posted March 16th, 2015 in employment tribunals, fees, news, pregnancy, sex discrimination, statistics by sally

‘The number of women lodging pregnancy-discrimination claims has fallen by 40 per cent since the Government introduced fees of £1,200 to go to a tribunal, new figures have revealed.’

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The Independent, 15th March 2015

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Historic abuse blamed for rise in child rape cases – BBC News

Posted March 13th, 2015 in child abuse, news, rape, statistics, Wales by sally

‘Historic sexual abuse is fuelling the rise in the number of child rape cases being recorded in some parts of Wales, say two police forces.’

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BBC News, 12th March 2015

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Are race discrimination laws still needed in the workplace? – BBC News

Posted March 13th, 2015 in employment, news, race discrimination, racism, statistics by sally

‘UKIP leader Nigel Farage has claimed that concerns over race discrimination in the workplace are outdated, and no longer relevant to his “colour-blind” party.

Mr Farage said the laws “would probably have been valid” 40 years ago, but that he would scrap many of them today.’

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BBC News, 12th March 2015

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Number of judicial review applications falls from 15,600 to 4,000 – Litigation Futures

Posted March 10th, 2015 in civil justice, immigration, judicial review, news, statistics, tribunals by tracey

‘The number of judicial review applications lodged at the High Court fell from 15,600 to just 4,062 last year – caused mainly, but not entirely by the transfer of immigration and asylum cases to the Upper Tribunal.’

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Litigation Futures, 10th March 2015

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

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Default judgments soar as defences plummet – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The number of civil court judgments leapt by 25% last year as more claims went undefended, official statistics have revealed.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 9th March 2015

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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Hundreds of convicted sex offenders are missing, new figures show – The Guardian

Posted March 10th, 2015 in freedom of information, homelessness, news, police, sexual offences, statistics by tracey

‘A total of 396 registered sex offenders – who are supposed to be monitored by police and inform authorities if they change address – are missing across the UK, with some out of contact with police for more than a decade, according to freedom of information responses to the Press Association.’

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The Guardian, 10th March 2015

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Police tackle serious crimes with ‘slap on wrist’, MPs warn – BBC News

Posted March 6th, 2015 in cautions, news, police, prosecutions, select committees, statistics by sally

‘Too many offenders in England and Wales are given “just a slap on the wrist” for serious crimes, MPs have argued.’

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BBC News, 6th March 2015

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