Seeking expressions of interest – Research on public attitudes to the overarching principles of sentencing – Sentencing Guidelines Council

Posted June 19th, 2008 in consultations, news, sentencing by sally

“The Sentencing Advisory Panel would like to commission research into the public’s view on some of the principles of sentencing for adults, and is inviting expressions of interest from organisations wishing to tender for the research. Responses are requested by 27 June 2008.”

Further details – Research on public attitudes to the overarching principles of sentencing (PDF)

Sentencing Guidelines Council, 19th June 2008

Source: www.sentencing-guidelines.gov.uk

Bail and murder – Ministry of Justice

Posted June 18th, 2008 in bail, consultations, murder by sally

“This consultation asks whether the rules governing the enforcement of bail conditions and the grant of bail to suspects charged with murder should be revised in the light of recent cases of murder and manslaughter committed by persons on bail. It examines the issues surrounding the grant of bail and the possible options available for recalibrating the law or procedures to provide a greater emphasis on public safety.”

Consultation paper (PDF)

List of questions for response (Word)

Ministry of Justice, 17th June 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007: Consultation on Tribunal Procedure Rules – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted June 6th, 2008 in consultations, tribunals by sally

“The Tribunal Procedure Committee have commenced consultation on rules for the Administrative Appeals Chamber of the Upper Tribunal.”

Full consultation

Judiciary of England and Wales, 4th June 2008

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Prisons Minister launches Titan consultation – Ministry of Justice

Posted June 5th, 2008 in consultations, news, prisons by sally

“A consultation on the development of up to three 2,500-place Titan prisons was launched today by Prisons Minister David Hanson MP.”

Full story

Ministry of Justice, 5th June 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Reforming Insurance Contract Law – Law Commission

Posted May 29th, 2008 in consultations, contracts, insurance, news by sally

“On 28 May 2008, the Law Commission published a summary of responses to its Consultation Paper. The summary document reports the arguments that have been put to us on consumer insurance reform. A further paper will deal with business insurance reform. There is a wide consensus that consumer insurance law is in urgent need of reform – not only among consumer groups, lawyers and brokers, but also among most insurance companies.”

Full story

Law Commission, 28th May 2008

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Consultation sentencing guideline and Advice on Breach of an Anti-Social Behaviour Order – Sentencing Guidelines Council

Posted May 27th, 2008 in ASBOs, consultations, sentencing by sally

“The Sentencing Guidelines Council published a consultation guideline for breaches of anti-social behaviour orders on 23 May 2008. The Sentencing Advisory Panel also published its Advice on the same day.”

Consultation guideline – Breach of an Anti-Social Behaviour Order (PDF)

Letter to consultees (PDF)

Advice: Breach of an Anti-Social Behaviour Order (PDF)

Press Notice (PDF)

Sentencing Guidelines Council, 23rd May 2008

Source: www.sentencing-guidelines.gov.uk

Transforming Tribunals, Implementing Part 1 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act – Tribunals Service

Posted May 20th, 2008 in consultations, reports, tribunals by sally

“This is the Government’s Response to the Consultation Paper CP 30/07 Transforming Tribunal’s Document – Implementing Part 1 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 issued 22 November 2007.”

Transforming Tribunals: Implementing Part 1 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 – The Government’s Response (PDF)

Tribunals Service, 19th May 2008

Source: www.tribunals.gov.uk

Children and Adoption Act 2006 – Court Rules – Ministry of Justice

Posted May 8th, 2008 in consultations, contact orders, family courts by sally

“This consultation seeks views on draft court rules and forms to support the implementation of the remaining provisions of the Children and Adoption Act 2006. These enable courts to use contact activities to help resolve child contact disputes and give them more flexible powers to enforce contact orders.”

Full story

Ministry of Justice, 7th May 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Acceptance of Instructions: BSB launches consultation – Bar Standards Board

Posted April 30th, 2008 in barristers, consultations, press releases by sally

“Proposals for amending rules around acceptance of instructions are the focus of a Bar Standards Board (BSB) consultation issued today.”

Full press release

Bar Standards Board, 28th April 2008

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

The Asylum and Immigration Tribunal (Procedure) (Amendment) Rules 2008 and the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal (Fast Track Procedure) (Amendment) Rules 2008 [CP 29/07] – Ministry of Justice

Posted April 22nd, 2008 in asylum, consultations, immigration, tribunals by sally

“This report summarises the responses to the consultation, including how the consultation process has influenced the final shape of the rules.”

Response to consultation (PDF)

Ministry of Justice, 21st April 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Related link: Consultation paper (PDF)

Outcome of consultation on public law family fees – Ministry of Justice

Posted April 22nd, 2008 in consultations, family courts, fees, press releases by sally

“Justice Minister Bridget Prentice has made a written ministerial statement on the outcome of a consultation on court fees in public law family proceedings.”

Full story

Ministry of Justice, 21st April 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Further Consultation on Court Dress – The Bar Council

Posted April 15th, 2008 in barristers, consultations, court dress by sally

“The Bar Council is carrying out a further consultation on court dress in civil, family and ceremonial proceedings. Click here for a link through to the consultation paper. All members of the Bar and interested third parties are welcome to comment and all completed consultation papers should be sent to janbye@barcouncil.org.uk or by post to Jan Bye at 289-293 High Holborn, London WC1V 7HZ no later than 4.00pm on 19 April 2008.”

The Report and Supplementary Report on the first consultation exercise (Word)

The Bar Council, 14th April 2008

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Consultation launched on delivering effective services to turn offenders away from crime – Ministry of Justice

Posted April 9th, 2008 in consultations, parole, punishment, recidivists by sally

“A consultation on a new drive to reduce reoffending has been launched to establish how Probation Boards and Trusts will provide the most cost-effective route to help rehabilitate and punish offenders.”

Full story

Ministry of Justice, 9th April 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Views sought on proposed changes to Criminal Procedure Rules – Ministry of Justice

Posted April 7th, 2008 in consultations, criminal procedure, magistrates by sally

“The Criminal Procedure Rule Committee is asking for views on proposed changes to the rules on starting a criminal case in a magistrates’ court.”

Full story

Ministry of Justice, 7th April 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Sentencing Commission Working Group Consultation: A structured sentencing framework and Sentencing Commission – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted March 31st, 2008 in consultations, sentencing by sally

“The independent Sentencing Commission Working Group is seeking views on how a structured sentencing framework could be adapted for England and Wales, drawing reference to the US experience. The aim is to develop a set of proposals to improve the operation of the CJS in relation to sentencing.”

Consultation paper: A structured sentencing framework and Sentencing Commission (PDF)

Judiciary of England and Wales, 31st March 2008

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Reforming the law governing easements, covenants and profits à prendre – Law Commision

Posted March 28th, 2008 in consultations, easements, profits a prendre, restrictive covenants by sally

“On 28 March 2008 the Law Commission published a consultation paper provisionally proposing wide-ranging reform of the law governing easements, covenants and profits à prendre.”

Full consultation

Law Commission, 28th March 2008

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Prosecutors’ Investigation Code of Practice – Attorney General’s Office

Posted March 25th, 2008 in codes of practice, consultations, proceeds of crime, prosecutions by sally

The purpose of this paper is to seek stakeholder views on the proposed Code of Practice which provides guidance to the specified prosecuting authorities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland on the use of the powers of investigation which are provided by POCA.”

Full consultation

Attorney General’s Office, 19th March 2008

Source: www.attorneygeneral.gov.uk

Review of Part 6 of the Civil Procedure Rules: Service of Documents [CP 14/07] – Ministry of Justice

Posted March 19th, 2008 in civil procedure rules, consultations, service by sally

“The post-consultation report contains a summary of responses to the consultation, a detailed response to the specific questions raised in the report and the next steps following the consultation.”

Response to consultation (PDF)

Ministry of Justice, 18th March 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Further Consultation on Court Dress – The Bar Council

Posted March 18th, 2008 in consultations, court dress by sally

“The Bar Council is carrying out a further consultation on court dress in civil, family and ceremonial proceedings. Click here for a link through to the consultation paper. All members of the Bar and interested third parties are welcome to comment and all completed consultation papers should be sent to janbye@barcouncil.org.uk or by post to Jan Bye at 289-293 High Holborn, London WC1V 7HZ no later than 4.00pm on 19 April 2008.”

The Report and Supplementary Report on the first consultation exercise

The Bar Council, 17th March 2008

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Youth conditional caution code of practice – Ministry of Justice

Posted March 16th, 2008 in cautions, codes of practice, consultations, young offenders by sally

“A consultation paper inviting views on the draft code of practice for Youth Conditional Cautions for 16 and 17 year olds that is planned to be piloted during 2009.”

Full consultation paper

Ministry of Justice, 2nd March 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk