Review of prison education: terms of reference – Ministry of Justice

‘A review of prison education to examine how it supports rehabilitation of different types of prison learners.’

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Ministry of Justice, 11th September 2015

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

Employed barristers need specialist training in “persuasive advocacy” beyond the courtroom – Legal Futures

Posted September 14th, 2015 in advocacy, barristers, dispute resolution, employment, legal education, news, statistics by tracey

‘The needs of employed barristers should not be ignored and “second class citizenship” should “by now be a myth”, a former Crown prosecutor has said.’

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Legal Futures, 14th September 2014

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Zack Davies given life imprisonment for racially motivated machete attack – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted September 14th, 2015 in assault, attempts, murder, news, racism, sentencing, weapons by tracey

‘Zack Davies has today been sentenced to life imprisonment for attempted murder after he attacked a man with a machete in a racially aggravated attack in January. He must serve a minimum of 14 years.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 11th September 2015

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Finance & Divorce Update September 2015 – Family Law Week

‘Edward Heaton, Principal Associate and Jane Booth, Associate, both of Mills & Reeve LLP analyse the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during August 2015.’

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Family Law Week, 13th September 2014

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Demand for free help almost doubles since cuts to legal aid – The Guardian

‘The number of applications for legal assistance received by the Bar Pro Bono Unit has almost doubled over the past three years since widespread cuts to civil legal aid were introduced.’

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The Guardian, 13th September 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Pressure grows to scrap controversial new financial penalties for anyone convicted of a crime -The Independent

‘The outcry over the new financial penalties for anyone convicted of a crime presents Michael Gove with a crucial test of his willingness to jettison flawed policies inherited from Chris Grayling, his predecessor as Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor.’

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The Independent, 11th September 2015

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Bishop Ball sex charges caution ‘wrong’ admits CPS – BBC News

‘A retired bishop who has admitted sex offences against young men, should have faced charges 22 years ago, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has admitted. The CPS said a caution given to Peter Ball in 1993 was wrong as there was sufficient evidence to prosecute.’

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BBC News, 13th September 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk