Response to Ministry of Justice Consultation as to reform of Legal Aid in England and Wales on behalf of Inner Temple Bar Liaison Committee – The Inner Temple

Posted February 10th, 2011 in consultations, inns of court, legal aid, news by sally

“This response is made by the Inner Temple Bar Liaison Committee which is the representative body for practitioner members of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, one of the four Inns of Court to which all barristers must belong. The committee represents 3,275 barrister practitioners.”

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The Inner Temple, 9th February 2011


The Twitter era of court reporting is here, despite the risk of prejudice – The Guardian

Posted February 10th, 2011 in consultations, internet, juries, news, telecommunications by sally

“Is there a legitimate demand for the use of live, text-based communications from the courtroom? That’s one of the questions that the Judicial Office for England and Wales is asking in a new consultation paper.”

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The Guardian, 9th February 2011


Give your views on sentencing – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 9th, 2011 in consultations, news, sentencing by sally

“There’s just 23 days left to respond to the Government’s Green Paper on sentencing and rehabilitation of offenders and to give your views on how justice should be delivered.”

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Ministry of Justice, 9th February 2011


Consultation on Live, Text-Based Communications from Court – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted February 8th, 2011 in consultations, internet, news, telecommunications by sally

“On behalf of the Lord Chief Justice, the Judicial Office for England and Wales has issued a consultation paper on the use of live, text-based communications from court for the purposes of fair and accurate reporting.”

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 7th February 2010


Joint Advocacy Group analysis of QAA consultation response – Bar Standards Board

Posted February 7th, 2011 in advocacy, consultations, criminal justice, news by sally

“Analysis of responses to the Joint Advocacy Group consultation paper on proposals for a quality assurance scheme for criminal advocates, is now available to view and download.”

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Bar Standards Board, 4th February 2011


Bar Council Calls for Restraint on EU Contract Plans – The Bar Council

Posted February 2nd, 2011 in consultations, contracts, EC law, news by sally

“The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, has urged the European Commission to show restraint in considering new proposals on European contract law.”

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The Bar Council, 1st February 2011


Proposals for reform of civil litigation funding and costs in England and Wales: Lord Justice Jackson response – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted January 21st, 2011 in civil justice, consultations, costs, legal aid, press releases by sally

“Lord Justice Jackson has sent the Lord Chancellor his response to the Ministry of Justice consultation paper on civil litigation funding and costs. The consultation closes on 14 February 2011.”

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Judiciary of England & Wales, 20th January 2011


Marital property agreements (pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements) – Law Commission

Posted January 12th, 2011 in consultations, matrimonial home, news, prenuptial agreements by sally

“On 11 January 2011 we published a consultation paper. This reviews the current law of marital property agreements, discusses options for reform and puts forward questions for consultees. The consultation closes on 11 April 2011.”

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Law Commission, 11th January 2011


Law Commission consults on pre-nuptial agreements – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 11th, 2011 in consultations, news, prenuptial agreements by sally

“The Law Commission has today published a consultation on the future of pre-nuptial agreements, seeking views on whether couples should be able to make binding agreements governing financial arrangements if their relationships end.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 11th January 2011


Clampdown on claims marketing – Ministry of Justice

Posted January 7th, 2011 in advertising, claims management, compensation, consultations, press releases by sally

“Firms that offer cash incentives to attract people to make compensation claims through them – including for personal injuries – will be stopped under new proposals.”

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Ministry of Justice, 6th January 2011


Parliament’s expenses watchdog launches review – BBC News

Posted January 5th, 2011 in consultations, expenses, news, parliament by sally

“Parliament’s expenses watchdog is launching a public consultation after criticism over the way it is run.”

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BBC News, 5th January 2011


Home Office mulls data law change – BBC News

Posted December 1st, 2010 in consultations, interception, news, privacy by sally

“The Home Office has agreed to meet civil liberties groups as part of a consultation it is conducting into UK interception laws.”

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BBC News, 30th November 2010


Reforming insurance contract law – latest news – Law Commission

Posted November 19th, 2010 in consultations, contracts, insurance by sally

“We have published a summary of the responses to our Issues Paper 6 (Damages for Late Payment and the Insurer’s Duty of Good Faith).”

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Law Commission, 18th November 2010


Respond to our equality and diversity consultation – Bar Standards Board

Posted November 19th, 2010 in barristers, consultations, equality by sally

“The Bar Standards Board has issued a consultation on the revision of its equality and diversity rules.”

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Bar Standards Board, 18th November 2010


Making criminal justice statistics more transparent – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 18th, 2010 in consultations, criminal justice, news, statistics by sally

“Making criminal justice statistics more transparent and user friendly is the aim of a consultation launched today (17 November).”

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Ministry of Justice, 17th November 2010


Bar Council Says That the Time Is Right to Consult on Legal Aid and Civil Justice, but Warns of Need for Safeguards to Protect Vulnerable – The Bar Council

Posted November 16th, 2010 in civil justice, consultations, legal aid, news by sally

“The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, has said that the launch of Government consultations on reform of the legal aid system and on civil litigation is necessary but the impact of the proposals on the most vulnerable must be considered very carefully.”

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The Bar Council, 15th November 2010


Government consults on case value ceiling for Patents County Court –

Posted November 1st, 2010 in consultations, county courts, news, patents by sally

“The Government has published a proposal to limit the value of cases that can be heard by the Patents County Court (PCC) to £500,000. It hopes that the move will reduce the cost of intellectual property (IP) litigation for most companies.”

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Respond to our consultation: Regulating entities – Bar Standards Board

Posted September 27th, 2010 in barristers, consultations, law firms, legal profession, news by sally

“Do you think we should regulate businesses as well as individuals? Let us know by responding to our latest consultation.”

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Bar Standards Board, 27th September 2010


Bar Council Chair to Call for Considered Approach to Lawmaking – The Bar Council

Posted September 24th, 2010 in barristers, consultations, drafting, legislation, press releases by sally

“Nicholas Green QC, the Chairman of the Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, will call on the Government to take a more considered approach to lawmaking.”

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The Bar Council, 19th September 2010


Call for Evidence – Family Justice Review – Ministry of Justice

Posted September 22nd, 2010 in consultations, family courts, Ministry of Justice, news by sally

“The Call for Evidence for the Family Justice Review closes on 30 September – so just a few days left for people to provide feedback about the way the system can be improved.”

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Ministry of Justice, 22nd September 2010