2010 to see historic changes to the coroners’ system – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 2nd, 2010 in consultations, coroners, Ministry of Justice, news by sally

“The government has today (1 February) set out the next steps to reforming the coroners’ system, including plans to appoint the first ever Chief Coroner.”

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Ministry of Justice, 1st February 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Consultations open on Equality Bill codes of practice – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 29th, 2010 in bills, consultations, equality, news by sally

“The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has begun its consultation process on proposed codes of practice relating to new planned equality legislation.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 29th January 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

Tough new powers to tackle alcohol crime announced – Home Office

Posted January 20th, 2010 in alcohol abuse, consultations, crime, drunk and disorderly, press releases by sally

“A ban on irresponsible drink promotions and a compulsory requirement to check under-18s for ID are among the final conditions of a proposed mandatory code for alcohol retailers announced by the Home Secretary, Alan Johnson.”

Full press release

Home Office, 19th January 2010

Source: www.homeoffice,gov.uk

Government to consult on punishments for breaking online air fare rules – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 13th, 2010 in airlines, consultations, consumer protection, news, penalties by sally

“The Government will consult within weeks on new penalties for airlines that employ hidden charges to mislead consumers. The action will close a loophole by which airlines can avoid penalties for breaking the law.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 11th January 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

Lotteries: Repeals Consultation – Law Commission

Posted January 12th, 2010 in consultations, gambling, Law Commission, legislation, repeals by sally

“In our consultation paper we propose the repeal of some seven obsolete statutory provisions which relate to the holding of different forms of lottery.”

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Law Commission, 12th January 2010

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Legal aid: reforming advocates graduated fees – Ministry of Justice

Posted December 21st, 2009 in consultations, fees, legal aid by sally

“This consultation paper sets out proposals to bring the rates paid to advocates for defence work more in line with the rates paid by the Crown Prosecution Service. We are aiming to save £50m from advocates fees in order to contribute towards overall efficiency savings.”

Full consultation paper

Ministry of Justice, 16th December 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Office of the Public Guardian: Amendments to secondary legislation – Ministry of Justice

Posted December 21st, 2009 in consultations, guardianship, Office of the Public Guardian by sally

“This consultation paper represents the next step in the review process of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and addresses areas of legislation and policy that in practice have not worked as well as intended.”

Full consultation paper

Ministry of Justice, 17th December 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Review of fees for the Lands Tribunal – Ministry of Justice

Posted December 2nd, 2009 in consultations, fees, tribunals by sally

“A consultation on increases to fees for the Lands Tribunal (the Lands Chamber of the Upper Tribunal).”

Full consultation

Ministry of Justice, 1st December 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Claims management regulation fees determination – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 4th, 2009 in claims management, compensation, consultations by sally

“A consultation aimed at people authorised to provide regulated claims management services in England and Wales under the Compensation Act 2006.”

Full consultation

Ministry of Justice, 3rd November 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Knowing or reckless misuse of personal data – introducing custodial sentences – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 15th, 2009 in consultations, data protection by sally

“A consultation on exercising the power to provide for custodial sanctions for those found guilty of knowingly or recklessly obtaining, disclosing, selling or procuring the disclosure of personal data without the consent of the data controller.”

Full consultation

Ministry of Justice, 15th October 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Proposals to close 30 magistrates’ courts ‘threaten justice’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 14th, 2009 in consultations, courts, news by sally

“The principle of local justice is being threatened under plans to close up to 30 courts to save money, magistrates have warned.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th October 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Review into delivery of legal aid – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 13th, 2009 in consultations, legal aid, news by sally

“The Ministry of Justice has announced a review into the delivery of legal aid.”

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Ministry of Justice, 13th October 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Changes to court services in England – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 13th, 2009 in consultations, courts, news by sally

“Consultations are being held on the closure of 21 underused and inadequate courts in several regions of England.”

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Ministry of Justice, 13th October 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Legal Services Act 2007 – second consultation on review of the rules – Bar Standards Board

Posted August 19th, 2009 in barristers, consultations, legal services, news by sally

“The BSB has published its second consultation on the review of the rules relating to the structure of self-employed practice.”

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Bar Standards Board, 17th August 2009

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

Ofcom proposes relaxing local radio and cross-media ownership rules – The Guardian

Posted July 31st, 2009 in consultations, media, news by sally

“Watchdog launches consultation on plans to allow commercial radio stations in one area to be owned by one company.”

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The Guardian, 31st July 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Reducing reoffending in London – consultation response – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 31st, 2009 in consultations, press releases, rehabilitation by sally

“A consultation setting out proposed priorities for the delivery of prison and probation services in the capital and the joint work between agencies to reduce reoffending. The consultation will be used to inform an action plan for 2009-11.”

Full press release

Ministry of Justice, 31st July 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Poor Relief: Repeals Consultation – Law Commission

Posted July 23rd, 2009 in consultations, Law Commission, repeals, statute law revision by sally

“In our consultation paper we propose the repeal of 57 obsolete Acts relating to the poor law relief arrangements that existed before the advent of the modern welfare state. Indeed most of them are relics of the parish-based system that existed before 1834. The earliest of them date back to 1697 during the reign of William III and made provision for the poor in areas such as Colchester, Exeter, Hereford and Shaftesbury.”

Full story

Law Commission, 23rd July 2009

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Government response to damages consultation dubbed ‘anti-climax’ by lawyers – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 17th, 2009 in consultations, damages, news by sally

“Solicitors dubbed the government’s response to the Law on Damages consultation an anti-climax this week, two years after its original deadline.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 16th July 2009

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Ending violence against women and girls – your voice counts – Home Office

Posted March 9th, 2009 in consultations, news, violence, women by sally

“The largest ever cross-government public consultation to tackle violence against women and girls was launched today by Home Secretary Jacqui Smith.”

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Home Office, 9th March 2009

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

UK consults on copyright reform – OUT-LAW.com

Posted December 17th, 2008 in consultations, copyright, news by sally

“The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is asking whether laws on copyright exceptions and the current system for rights clearance are too complicated. A consultation on reforming the regime was published today.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 16th December 2008

Source: www.out-law.com