Options for dealing with squatters – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 14th, 2011 in consultations, homelessness, housing, news, squatting by tracey

“Options for dealing with squatters – impact assessment.”

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Ministry of Justice, 13th July 2011

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Solicitors and others remain divided over desirability of the government’s civil justice reforms – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 7th, 2011 in civil justice, consultations, legislation, news by sally

“In The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill, the government conceded remarkably little following extensive – though hardly protracted – periods of consultation.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 7th July 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Media needs to get facts straight on immigrants’ rights – The Guardian

Posted July 7th, 2011 in consultations, families, immigration, media, news by sally

“The news that the government is about to undertake a public consultation on family reunion policies for immigrants has been greeted with a barrage of inaccurate media reports. This is especially true when it comes to reporting on the current state of play in UK law and the use of article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), which sets out a right to privacy and family life.”

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The Guardian, 6th July 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Increasing efficiency in the Court of Protection – Ministry of Justice

Posted June 28th, 2011 in consultations, Court of Protection, news by sally

“The Government has today published a consultation paper proposing that some decisions on straightforward applications to the Court of Protection are taken by authorised court officers.”

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Ministry of Justice, 28th June 2011

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Chancery Lane urges government to fund family justice reforms – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 23rd, 2011 in consultations, divorce, family courts, Law Society, legal aid, news by sally

“The Law Society has backed the Family Justice Review’s ‘far-reaching’ proposals for reform, but urged the government not to proceed with the changes unless it can provide the money to implement them properly.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 23rd June 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

The increasing world of regulation and compliance – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 23rd, 2011 in consultations, EC law, legislative drafting, news, regulations by sally

“In a secret location in the UK, there is a warehouse the size of a football pitch that climbs five storeys into the sky. Under its gargantuan roof are more than three million boxes and, in these boxes, are thousands and thousands of files and innumerable documents.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 23rd June 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Government consults on reforms to the taxation of non-domiciled individuals and a statutory definition of tax residence – HM Treasury

Posted June 17th, 2011 in consultations, domicile, taxation by sally

“The Government is today publishing a consultation on its plans to reform the taxation of non-domiciled individuals (‘non-domiciles’). It wants to ensure that non-domiciles make a fair tax contribution, as well as encourage them to invest in the UK and simplify the current tax rules for them.”

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HM Treasury, 17th June 2011

Source: www.hm-treasury.gov.uk

Animal testing consultation – Home Office

Posted June 14th, 2011 in animals, consultations, EC law, news, vivisection by sally

“The government is asking you to have your say on how EU rules on testing are introduced in the UK.”

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Home Office, 13th June 2011

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Views on settlement for non-EU workers needed – Home Office

Posted June 13th, 2011 in consultations, immigration, migrant workers, news, visas by tracey

“Migrants coming to work on temporary visas will no longer be able to apply for permanent settlement, under proposals announced today. The current system has meant that almost anyone who has been working in the UK for five years is eligible to apply to stay permanently. Launching a public consultation on reforms to the work routes leading to settlement today, the immigration minister also set out plans to re-classify visas as either ‘temporary’ or ‘permanent’ and introduce stricter criteria for those who want to stay.”

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Home Office, 9th June 2011

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Our consultation on CPD for barristers is now open – Bar Standards Board

“We have issued our consultation on the outcomes of the review of CPD for barristers. The consultation will be open until 30 September 2011. Please read and submit your views.”

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Bar Standards Board, 6th June 2011

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

Kids to shape future of family justice – Ministry of Justice

Posted June 3rd, 2011 in children, consultations, family courts, press releases by sally

“Children are the most important people in the family justice system and their voice needs to be heard in proposed reforms, a panel set up to review the system said.”

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Ministry of Justice, 3rd June 2011

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

New Practising Rules to help international barristers – Bar Standards Board

Posted May 31st, 2011 in barristers, consultations, news by sally

“The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has published a consultation paper on new rules to help barristers undertaking international work.”

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Bar Standards Board, 27th May 2011

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

Sentencing for drug offences – reminder to contribute to consultation – Sentencing Council

Posted May 27th, 2011 in consultations, drug offences, news, sentencing by sally

“The consultation on the Sentencing Council’s draft guideline on drug offences will close on 20 June and with this date approaching, the Council is keen to encourage legal professionals with experience or an interest in the subject to contribute their views.”

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Sentencing Council, 26th May 2011

Source: sentencingcouncil.judiciary.gov.uk

Government launches review to help establish new communications laws – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 17th, 2011 in consultations, internet, media, news, telecommunications by sally

“The Government has asked for industry’s input on new communication laws that could come into effect as early as 2015. It has opened a review into the regulation of the communications industry in the UK.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 17th May 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

Anger as new parental leave law ‘flies in face’ of pledge to cut red tape – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 17th, 2011 in consultations, employment, news, parental rights by sally

“The Government has been accused of ‘saying one thing and doing another’ after bringing in new employment rules less than a week after announcing a review of workplace law.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th May 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Vince Cable unveils plans for mothers and fathers to share parental leave – The Guardian

Posted May 16th, 2011 in consultations, maternity leave, news, paternity leave by sally

“The government is to begin consulting on plans to give both parents an extra month of leave during a baby’s first year and share out caring responsibilities.”

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The Guardian, 16th May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

LSB consults on appeal arrangements for SRA as a licensing authority – Legal Services Board

“The Legal Services Board (LSB) has today published a consultation on proposals to establish the appeals mechanism in relation to decisions made by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) should it be designated as a Licensing Authority under the Alternative Business Structures (ABS) framework. Annexed to the consultation is an impact assessment.”

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Legal Services Board, 5th May 2011

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org.uk

More Effective Responses to Anti-Social Behaviour – The Sentencing Council’s response to the Government’s consultation – Sentencing Council

Posted May 5th, 2011 in consultations, news, sentencing by sally

“The Sentencing Council has responded to the Home Office’s consultation on anti-social behaviour. The Council’s response comprises its views on those topics within the consultation that relate to sentencing.”

Response from the Sentencing Council (PDF)

Sentencing Council, 4th May 2011

Source: http://sentencingcouncil.judiciary.gov.uk

LSB consults on process for reviewing decisions about licensing applications – Legal Services Board

“As part of the next stages of completing the licensing regime for Alternative Business Structures (ABS) the LSB has today published a new consultation focusing on reviewing decisions about licensing applications.”

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Legal Services Board, 3rd May 2011

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org.uk

LSB sets out approach to overseeing regulation – Legal Services Board

Posted April 26th, 2011 in consultations, legal services, Legal Services Board, news by sally

“The LSB is today launching a new discussion paper setting out its approach to ensuring standards of regulation in the legal services sector.”

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Legal Services Board, 26th April 2011

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org.uk