A call to arms – The Bar Council

Posted September 6th, 2012 in barristers, consultations, news, quality assurance by sally

“Call to respond to the fourth consultation on the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates; communications between the Bar Council and the Bar; Bar Council elections.”

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The Bar Council, 6th September 2012

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Internet porn blocking consultation draws to close in UK – BBC News

Posted September 6th, 2012 in consultations, internet, news, pornography by sally

“A consultation into whether UK internet users should have to opt-in in order to access adult content is set to close on Thursday.”

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BBC News, 6th September 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

MoJ proposes end of oral contracts as part of stricter regulation for claims management companies – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 28th, 2012 in claims management, consultations, consumer protection, contracts, news by tracey

“Claims management companies (CMCs) could be banned from entering into verbal contracts with consumers as part of a Government initiative to crack down on bad practice in the sector.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 27th August 2012

Source: www.out-law.com

Tougher rules for claims management companies – Ministry of Justice

Posted August 23rd, 2012 in claims management, consultations, consumer protection, contracts, news by sally

“The Claims Management Regulator (CMR) has launched a consultation which proposes, amongst other things, to end verbal contract arrangements between consumers and CMCs and enforcing a written contract before any fee can be taken.”

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Ministry of Justice, 22nd August 2012

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Public consultation on ‘web snooping’ plans ends – BBC News

Posted August 23rd, 2012 in consultations, electronic mail, internet, investigatory powers, news by sally

“Members of the public have a final chance to have their say on plans to store all their web browsing and social media data for 12 months.”

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BBC News, 23rd August 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Consumers could win right to see data held on them – Daily Telegraph

“Supermarkets and internet firms could be forced to release sensitive personal information that they hold about customers, ministers have said.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd August 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Law could be updated to make it easier to cull grey squirrels and badgers – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 23rd, 2012 in animals, consultations, Law Commission, news by sally

“Killing ‘pests’ such as badgers, deer and grey squirrels will be made easier under Government proposals.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd August 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Welsh Education Law Update – 11 KBW

Posted August 21st, 2012 in consultations, education, news, teachers, Wales by sally

“There have been many interesting developments in Welsh education law over the
last 12 months or so, and two significant changes on the horizon. This paper covers
the following subjects:-
(1) Recent school re-organisation cases
(2) Special educational needs update
(3) Article 6 and discipline of school staff
(4) School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Bill
(5) Consultation on changes to the special educational needs regime.”

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11 KBW, 17th August 2012

Source: www.11kbw.com

Reoffending rates: More to be done, say MPs – BBC News

Posted August 20th, 2012 in consultations, news, prisons, probation, recidivists by sally

“The Ministry of Justice must do more to stop reoffending in England and Wales including giving probation more importance, MPs have said in a report.”

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BBC News, 18th August 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

A modern legal regime for protecting and managing wildlife – Law Commission

Posted August 14th, 2012 in animals, consultations, environmental protection, news by sally

“In a consultation opening today, the Law Commission is seeking views on how wildlife law should be modernised and simplified.”

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Law Commission, 14th August 2012

Source: www.lawcommission.justice.gov.uk

Related link: Wildlife: a consultation (PDF)

Is it still possible to scandalise the court? – Law Commission

Posted August 10th, 2012 in consultations, contempt of court by tracey

“In a consultation opening today, the Law Commission is asking whether the offence of scandalising the court is still necessary or should be consigned to history.”

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Law Commission, 10th August 2012

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

Government considers extension of winding up powers beyond banks – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 6th, 2012 in banking, consultations, EC law, government departments, insurance, news, winding up by sally

“The Government is seeking views on whether to extend its existing powers to stabilise or wind up ‘systemically important’ large banks to other vital financial services functions such as investments and insurance.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 6th August 2012

Source: www.out-law.com

LSB publishes response to immigration advice and services consultation – Legal Services Board

Posted July 31st, 2012 in consultations, immigration, law centres, news by sally

“The Legal Services Board (LSB) has today published its response to its consultation about the regulation of immigration advice and services.”

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Legal Services Board, 31st July 2012

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org.uk

Five HS2 challenges granted December court hearings – OUT-LAW.com

“Five cases being brought against the Government’s flagship high-speed rail link between London and the Midlands will be heard in December, the High Court has confirmed.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 31st July 2012

Source: www.out-law.com

Lasting Power of Attorney goes digital – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 30th, 2012 in consultations, internet, news, powers of attorney by sally

“People will be able to use a simpler and quicker system to apply for their loved ones to legally manage their affairs under Government plans put out for consultation today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 27th July 2012

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Companies face clampdown on contracts with unfair terms – The Guardian

Posted July 26th, 2012 in bills, consultations, news, unfair dismissal by sally

“Law Commission proposes package of measures to help protect customers from hidden charges buried in the small print.”

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The Guardian, 25th July 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

DPP invites responses to proposed new Code for Crown Prosecutors – Crown Prosecution Service

“Keir Starmer QC, Director of Public Prosecutions, has today launched a consultation on a proposed new edition of the Code for Crown Prosecutors (the Code). The Code is the overarching document that all prosecutors follow in deciding whether or not a suspect should be charged.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 19th July 2012

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Proposed Consumer Bill of Rights will modernise law with clear rights for digital products, Government says – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 19th, 2012 in bills, consultations, consumer protection, news by tracey

“A Consumer Bill of Rights will modernise 30-year old consumer laws to create clear rights for purchasers of digital content, the Government has announced.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 18th July 2012

Source: www.out-law.com

Insanity and Automatism – Law Commission

Posted July 18th, 2012 in automatism, consultations, defences, insanity, mental health, press releases by tracey

“The Defences of Insanity and Automatism – Law Commissioner Professor David Ormerod says, ‘To produce meaningful reform proposals and be confident they will work in practice we need evidence of their current use and any problems they pose.  Our scoping paper asks questions to provide that information.’ ”

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Law Commission, 18th July 2012

Source: www.lawcommission.justice.gov.uk

Views sought on change of guidelines on consultations – BBC News

Posted July 18th, 2012 in consultations, news by tracey

“The rules covering consultations on potential government policy changes are being loosened to allow a more ‘proportionate and targeted’ approach.”

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BBC News, 17th July 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk