Public Services Ombudsmen – Law Commission

Posted September 2nd, 2010 in consultations, Law Commission, news, ombudsmen by sally

“The Law Commission is conducting a review of the law relating to the public services ombudsmen. On 2 September 2010, we published a consultation paper, which contains our detailed provisional proposals for reform.”

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Law Commission, 2nd September 2010

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Law Commission calls for greater use of civil penalties – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 2nd, 2010 in consultations, Law Commission, news, penalties by sally

“The Law Commission has proposed a cut in the number of criminal offences for regulatory breaches.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 2nd September 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Dangerous dogs laws ‘inadequate’ – BBC News

Posted August 24th, 2010 in consultations, dogs, news by sally

“Laws on dog ownership must be improved, according to a coalition of animal charities, unions and law enforcement agencies.”

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BBC News, 24th August 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

European Contract Law: chance to have your say – Ministry of Justice

Posted August 20th, 2010 in consultations, contracts, EC law, Ministry of Justice, press releases by sally

“The Government has today launched a Call for Evidence seeking views on the European Commission’s Green Paper on potential changes to contract law.”

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Ministry of Justice, 18th August 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Advocates to face tougher regulation under new proposals – Law Society’s Gazette

“Solicitor-advocates and barristers could be forced to work for longer in the lower courts before being granted higher court rights, under proposals put forward by the Joint Advocacy Group (JAG).”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 12th August 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Legal rights for some, if some people say so – The Guardian

Posted August 5th, 2010 in consultations, legal aid, Ministry of Justice, news by sally

“Recent rulings that equivocally defend our democratic rights contrast with the government’s shallow pledges on legal aid.”

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The Guardian, 4th August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Overhauling the Licensing Act – Home Office

Posted July 30th, 2010 in consultations, legislation, licensing, press releases by sally

“Proposals for tough new measures to crack down on problem premises and give more powers for local communities were unveiled by the government today.”

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Home Office, 28th July 2010

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

CPS launches consultation on human trafficking public policy – Crown Prosecution Service

“The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) today began a public consultation on its Public Policy Statement on Human Trafficking.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 29th July 2010

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Government to target no win, no fee legal deals – The Guardian

Posted July 26th, 2010 in consultations, fees, legal profession, Ministry of Justice, news by sally

“High costs of conditional fee arrangements have become a ‘serious concern’ particularly in NHS clinical negligence cases.”

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The Guardian, 26th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Government announces consultation on Jackson’s CFA reforms – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 26th, 2010 in consultations, fees, legal profession, Ministry of Justice, news by sally

“No-win no-fee agreements will be the focus of a government consultation on Lord Justice Jackson’s proposals for reforming civil litigation costs, the government announced today.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 26th July 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Reforming the law on level crossings – Law Commission

Posted July 23rd, 2010 in consultations, health & safety, Law Commission, press releases, railways by sally

“The Law Commission and Scottish Law Commission are conducting a joint review of the law relating to level crossings.”

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Law Commission, 22nd July 2010

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk/

Responses to Ministry of Justice consultation – Upper age limit for jury service – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted July 23rd, 2010 in age discrimination, consultations, juries, Ministry of Justice by sally

“Responses to Ministry of Justice consultation.”

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Judiciary of England of Wales, 21st July 2010

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Implementation of Bribery Act delayed – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 23rd, 2010 in bribery, consultations, legislation, Ministry of Justice, news by sally

“The Government has postponed the implementation of a groundbreaking new anti-bribery law to allow for further consultation on how companies can prepare for its demands. Anti-corruption campaigners have condemned the move.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 21st July 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

Civil and Criminal Justice: Repeals Consultation – Law Commission

Posted July 21st, 2010 in consultations, Law Commission, legislation, news by sally

“In our consultation paper we propose the repeal of some 13 statutory provisions which are either obsolete or are no longer of practical utility. They relate to aspects of civil and criminal justice, although the grouping under this topic heading is fairly loose. The statutes reviewed (and on which we recommend repeal, either in whole or in part) span some 700 years of law-making, from 1267 through to 1988.”

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Law Commission, 20th July 2010

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Plans to reform defamation law announced – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 12th, 2010 in bills, consultations, defamation, Ministry of Justice, press releases by sally

“Plans to review the law on defamation to protect free speech and freedom of expression were outlined today by Justice Minister Lord McNally.”

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Ministry of Justice, 9th July 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Britain’s ‘draconian’ libel laws to be reformed – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 9th, 2010 in consultations, defamation, freedom of expression, news by sally

“A consultation will take place over the summer before legislation is put before Parliament early in the New Year. Lord McNally, the Justice Secretary, said that there was growing concern about the impact on freedom of expression of the current system.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th July 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Data protection laws: chance to have your say – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 6th, 2010 in consultations, data protection, legislation, Ministry of Justice, news by sally

“Plans were outlined today to seek views on the European Data Protection Directive and the Data Protection Act to ensure that current laws continue to safeguard people’s personal data in the 21st Century.”

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Ministry of Justice, 6th July 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Lawyers warn that court closures could threaten access to justice – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 1st, 2010 in consultations, courts, law firms, magistrates, news by sally

“Lawyers have warned that government proposals to close nearly a third of the courts in England and Wales could threaten access to justice and increase pressure on legal aid practitioners.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 1st July 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Family justice – your views on its future – Ministry of Justice

“Views on how the family justice system can do its best to protect children and help families to work through their disagreements are being sought by a panel of experts.”

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Ministry of Justice, 30th June 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Consultations on local courts published – Ministry of Justice

Posted June 23rd, 2010 in consultations, courts, Ministry of Justice, news by sally

“Ministers announced today proposals to modernise and improve the use of courts in England and Wales.”

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Ministry of Justice, 23rd June 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk