Law Commissions consult on creating new consumer right – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 13th, 2010 in consultations, consumer protection, Law Commission, news by sally

“The Law Commission and Scottish Law Commission are reviewing whether or not consumers should be able to take direct action against retailers who treat them unfairly. It has asked consumers and businesses if the action would be too severe.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th April 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

Simplifying the Criminal Law – Law Commission

“We have published a consultation paper proposing changes to the law relating to the offences of public nuisance and outraging public decency.”

Full press release

Law Commission, 31st March 2010

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Next Step in the Bar Council’s Judicial Review on Legal Aid – Ministry of Justice

Posted March 29th, 2010 in barristers, consultations, fees, legal aid, news by sally

“The Ministry of Justice has extended the deadline for responses to be submitted to their consultation ‘Legal aid: reforming advocates graduated fees’ until midday on 1 April. Those who have already responded can submit revised responses, and those who have not yet responded can do so.”

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Ministry of Justice, 29th March 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Heathrow protesters win challenge – BBC News

Posted March 26th, 2010 in airports, consultations, judicial review, news by sally

“Campaigners have won a High Court battle for further consultation into plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport.”

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BBC News, 26th March 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Courts service changes in England – Ministry of Justice

Posted March 18th, 2010 in consultations, courts, Ministry of Justice, news by sally

“Justice Secretary Jack Straw has made a statement on the closure of 20 under-used courts following full public consultations.”

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Ministry of Justice, 18th March 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

‘Dog tax’ proposal ditched a week after it was mooted – The Independent

Posted March 18th, 2010 in consultations, dogs, insurance, news by sally

“The Government has ditched proposals for a ‘dog tax’ that would force owners to insure against their pets attacking people barely a week after the idea was first floated.”

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The Independent, 17th March 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Consultation launched on upper age limit for jury service – Ministry of Justice

Posted March 17th, 2010 in consultations, elderly, juries, Ministry of Justice, press releases by sally

“The government today launched a consultation on raising the upper age limit for jury service in England and Wales.”

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Ministry of Justice, 16th March 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Comment on historic reforms to the coroners’ system – Ministry of Justice

Posted March 12th, 2010 in consultations, coroners, Ministry of Justice, press releases by sally

“Individuals and organisations are being asked to comment on how a reformed national coroners’ system will work in practice, in a consultation document issued today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 11th March 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Bar Council launches consultation on the Practising Certificate Fee – The Bar Council

Posted March 12th, 2010 in barristers, consultations by sally

“The purpose of the consultation paper, which has been prepared on behalf of the Finance Committee by a sub group under the stewardship of the Treasurer, Andrew Mitchell QC, is to seek the views of the profession on the way that funds required from regulated persons through the PCF are raised.”

Full consultation paper

The Bar Council, 12th March 2010

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

GMC begins consultation on MOT for doctors – The Guardian

Posted March 2nd, 2010 in consultations, doctors, news by sally

“A proposed five-year MOT for doctors could enable regulators to spot poor performers in good time and prevent disasters such as the death of David Gray following an overdose of diamorphine by locum GP Dr Daniel Ubani.”

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The Guardian, 1st March 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

BSB seeks views on authorisation to practise arrangements – Bar Standards Board

Posted March 1st, 2010 in barristers, consultations, legal services, news by sally

“The BSB has issued a consultation paper seeking views on proposals for revisions to barristers’ practising arrangements. The Legal Services Act 2007 requires individuals wishing to provide reserved legal activities (such as exercising a right of audience and the conduct of litigation) to be authorised to do so by the relevant approved regulator.”

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Bar Standards Board, 1st March 2010

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

UK Web Archive launches with plea for law change – The Guardian

Posted February 26th, 2010 in archives, consultations, internet, news by sally

“A digital black hole will open in Britain’s national memory without a change in the law to ensure the capture and recording of UK websites, the head of the British Library has warned.”

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The Guardian, 25th February 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Pleural plaques: Jack Straw statement – Ministry of Justice

“Justice Secretary Jack Straw has made a statement on the government’s decision on the question of compensation for pleural plaques.”

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Ministry of Justice, 25th February 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Adult Social Care: Consultation Phase – Law Commission

Posted February 24th, 2010 in consultations, Law Commission, social services by sally

“On 24 February 2010 we published a consultation paper on adult social care, which contains our detailed proposals for law reform.”

Full consultation paper

Law Commission, 24th February 2010

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Social care law needs simplifying, says Law Commission – BBC News

Posted February 24th, 2010 in consultations, Law Commission, news, social services by sally

“The law and duties covering social care provided by councils in England and Wales need simplifying, experts say. The Law Commission, which advises the government on law reform, said the current system, incorporating 39 different acts, was confusing.”

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BBC News, 24th February 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Heathrow third runway plans face legal challenge – BBC News

Posted February 23rd, 2010 in airports, consultations, judicial review, news by sally

“Environmental groups, local councils and residents opposed to a third runway at Heathrow are beginning a legal challenge to the government’s plans.”

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BBC News, 23rd February 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Public say in youth crime punishment – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 19th, 2010 in consultations, Ministry of Justice, news, young offenders by sally

“Communities in the North East affected by crime will get a say in how young offenders are punished, Justice Secretary Jack Straw announced today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 18th February 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Next Step in the Bar Council’s Judicial Review on Legal Aid – The Bar Council

Posted February 18th, 2010 in consultations, legal aid, news, pre-action conduct by sally

“The Bar Council’s pre-action protocol letters for judicial review of two consultations which are being conducted by the Ministry of Justice and the Legal Services Commission, have been delivered today (17 February).”

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The Bar Council, 17th February 2010

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Joint Bar Council / CBA Response to the LSC VHCC Paper – The Bar Council

Posted February 8th, 2010 in barristers, consultations, fees, press releases by sally

“Joint response by the Bar Council and the Criminal Bar Association to the Legal Services Commission VHCC paper.”

Full response

The Bar Council, 7th February 2010

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Greater court protection for homeowners: consultation – Ministry of Justice

“A consultation on whether homeowners who have failed to repay consumer credit debts should have accrued a minimum level of debt before a court can order the sale of their home has been released today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 5th February 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk