Consultation paper on sentencing for fraud offences – Sentencing Guidelines Council

Posted August 16th, 2007 in consultations, fraud, sentencing by sally

“On Thursday 16 August 2007 the Panel issued a consultation paper on sentencing for fraud offences. Responses are requested by 6 December 2007.”

Consultation paper on sentencing for fraud offences (PDF)

Sentencing Guidelines Council, 16th August 2007

Source: www.sentencing-guidelines.gov.uk

Consultation paper on breach of an Anti-social Behaviour Order (ASBO) – Sentencing Guidelines Council

Posted August 16th, 2007 in ASBOs, consultations, sentencing by sally

“On Thursday 16 August 2007 the Panel issued a consultation paper on sentencing for breach of an Anti-social Behaviour Order (ASBO). Responses are requested by 9 November 2007.”

Consultation paper on breach of an Anti-social Behaviour Order (PDF)

Sentencing Guidelines Council, 16th August 2007

Source: www.sentencing-guidelines.gov.uk

Conditional fee agreements in publication proceedings: success fees and after the event insurance – Ministry of Justice

Posted August 9th, 2007 in consultations, fees, insurance by sally

“This consultation document seeks views on proposals to implement recommendations from the Civil Justice Council on fixed recoverable success fees and after the event insurance premiums in publication proceedings funded under conditional fee agreements. Your comments will inform the development of amendments to the civil procedure rules.”

Conditional fee agreements in publication proceedings CP 16/07 (PDF)

Ministry of Justice, 9th August 2007 

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Consultation on claims management regulation – fee levels for 2008/09 – Ministry of Justice

Posted August 2nd, 2007 in claims management, consultations, fees by sally

“This consultation seeks views on proposals for claims management regulation fee levels for 2008/09. The consultation is aimed at those authorised to provide regulated claims management services under the Compensation Act 2006.”

Consultation paper

Minstry of Justice, 1st August 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Quality assurance for advocates – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 19th, 2007 in advocacy, consultations by sally

“This joint Ministry of Justice / Legal Services Commission consultation seeks views on proposals to develop a quality assurance pilot scheme for all publicly funded criminal defence advocates working in the crown courts and above.  The proposals draw on discussions and workshops involving the professions and judiciary. The initial impact assessment outlines the potential impacts of the proposals.”

Consultation paper: quality assurance for advocates [CP 13/07] (PDF)

Ministry of Justice, 18th July 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Insurance Contract Law – Law Commission

Posted July 17th, 2007 in consultations, contracts, insurance, warranties by sally

“On 17 July 2007 the Law Commission published jointly with the Scottish Law Commission a consultation paper on insurance contract law. We invite comments on provisional proposals to modernise the law relating to misrepresentation, non-disclosure and breach of warranty by the insured.”

Insurance Contract Law: Misrepresentation, Non-Disclosure and Breach of Warranty by the Insured (PDF)

Law Commission, 17th July 2007

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Faster childcare proceedings – vital for vulnerable children – HM Courts Service

Posted July 12th, 2007 in children, consultations, family courts by sally

“Consultations on proposals to speed up childcare proceedings and improve local authority applications to bring about quicker decisions on the care arrangements for vulnerable children.”

Faster childcare proceedings – vital for vulnerable children 

HM Courts Service, 11th July 2007

Source: www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk

Review of Part 6 of the Civil Procedure Rules: service of documents – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 9th, 2007 in civil procedure rules, consultations, service by sally

“This consultation paper seeks views on proposals to simplify the rules in Part 6 of the Civil Procedure Rules 1998 on service of documents within the jurisdiction and for service out of the jurisdiction.”

 Review of  Part 6 of the Civil Procedure Rules: service of documents

Ministry of Justice, 9th July 2007 

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Statute Law Revision: Rating repeal proposals – Law Commission

Posted June 27th, 2007 in consultations, legislation, rates, statute law revision by sally

“The thirty Acts proposed for repeal in this consultation date mostly from the 18th and 19th centuries and concern local taxation in England at that time. The early rating system was closely linked with the system of providing relief for the poor in each parish. Indeed the English poor-law system remained parish-based until 1930. Changes in the mid-20th century, including the establishment of the welfare state, have made these Acts obsolete.”

Consultation paper

Law Commission, 27th June 2007

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Quality assurance for advocates – Ministry of Justice

Posted June 25th, 2007 in advocacy, consultations by sally

“This joint Ministry of Justice / Legal Services Commission consultation seeks views on proposals to develop a quality assurance pilot scheme for all publicly funded criminal defence advocates working in the crown courts and above.  The proposals draw on discussions and workshops involving the professions and judiciary.”

Quality assurance for advocates [CP 13/07]

Ministry of Justice, 22nd June 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Confidence and confidentiality: Openness in family courts a new approach – Ministry of Justice

Posted June 21st, 2007 in consultations by sally

“This is the second consultation on improving openness in family courts. This paper sets out what we are taking forward from the last consultation, and seeks views on new proposals to improve the openness in family courts.”

Confidence and confidentiality: Openess in family courts a new approach CP [10/07]

Ministry of Justice, 20th June 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Government consultation policy review – Ministry of Justice

Posted June 15th, 2007 in consultations, press releases by sally

“The Cabinet Office is reviewing the government’s consultation policy. It wants to hear your views on how the government currently consults and how you think these consultations can be improved upon.”

Full story

Ministry of Justice press release, 15th June 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Companies Act 2006 – Derivative Claims – Ministry of Justice

Posted June 8th, 2007 in civil procedure rules, company law, consultations by sally

“The Companies Act 2006 (“the Act”), which received Royal Assent on 8 November 2006, has, amongst other things, made changes to the substantive law on derivative claims. In order to support the changes it has been necessary to amend the rules of court.”

Companes Act 2006 – derivative claims

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Simplifying Immigration Law: an initial consultation – Border & Immigration Agency

Posted June 6th, 2007 in citizenship, consultations, immigration by sally

“Home Office Minister Liam Byrne, today launched proposals to simplify complex immigration and citizenship laws, delivering the commitment made by the Home Secretary last year.”

Simplifying Immigration Law: an initial consultation (PDF)

Border & Immigration Agency, 6th June 2007

Source: www.ind.homeoffice.gov.uk

Court working dress in England and Wales: consultation response

Posted June 5th, 2007 in consultations, court dress by sally

“This report, produced in January 2004 analyses responses to the consultation ‘Court working dress in England and Wales’, which was published in May 2003.  It includes a profile of responses to the consultation, preferred working dress options, overall perceptions of courts and a comparison with the public opinion survey.”

Consultation response

Ministry of Justice, 4th June 2007 

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Proposals to create judicial powers to manage conflict of interest and capacity issues in very high cost cases – Ministry of Justice

Posted May 31st, 2007 in conflict of interest, consultations, delay, trials by sally

“This consultation invited comments on proposals to give trial judges in VHCCs the power to order the withdrawal of representation where there was a conflict of interest or lack of capacity on the part of defence representatives, such that it could impede the efficient progress of the trial. The summary of responses outlines the conclusions reached on the options and how we intend to proceed.”

Proposals to create judicial powers to manage conflict of interest and capacity issues in high cost cases [CP R 17/06]

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

The law on damages – Department for Constitutional Affairs

Posted May 8th, 2007 in consultations, damages by sally

“This paper sets out for consultation various issues relating to the law on damages contained in a series of reports published by the Law Commission: Claims for Wrongful Death; Liability for Psychiatric Illness; Damages for Personal Injury: Medical, Nursing and Other Expenses; Collateral Benefits; and Aggravated, Exemplary and Restitutionary Damages.”

The law on damages [CP 9/07], 4th May 2007

Source: www.dca.gov.uk

Consultation on the remuneration of the Tribunals’ Judiciary – Tribunals Service

Posted April 26th, 2007 in consultations, remuneration, tribunals by sally

“The Senior Salaries Review Body (SSRB) is undertaking a Review of the Remuneration of Tribunals’ Judiciary, as part of the Review of Tribunals’ Judiciary Terms and Conditions.”

Consultation on the remuneration of the Tribunals’ Judiciary (PDF)

Tribunals Service, 24th April 2007

Source: www.tribunals.gov.uk

Case track limits and the claims process for personal injury claims – Department for Constitutional Affairs

“The first part of this paper reviews and makes proposals on the case management track limits for civil claims found in Part 26.6 of the Civil Procedure Rules. The second part considers how the claims process for personal injury cases could be streamlined to become more efficient and cost effective.”

Case track limits and the claims process for personal injury claims CP 8/07, 20th April 2007

Source: www.dca.gov.uk

Cost recovery in pro bono assisted cases – consultation on proposals for secondary legislation – Department for Constitutional Affairs

Posted April 16th, 2007 in consultations, legal services, pro bono work by sally

“This paper seeks your views on proposals to implement clause 185 of the Legal Services Bill [HL]. The consultation is aimed at those with an interest in or views on the clause, in England and Wales.”

Cost recovery in pro bono assisted cases – consultation on proposals for secondary legislation CP 7/07, 16th April 2007

Source: www.dca.gov.uk