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

Maintaining excellence in advocacy – Bar Council consults on quality assurance – The Bar Council

Posted April 10th, 2007 in advocacy, barristers, consultations by sally

“A package of measures, designed to assure the quality of courtroom advocacy, has been put out for consultation by the Bar Council, which represents 14,000 barristers in England and Wales.”

Full story 

The Bar Council, 10th April 2007

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Part 46 of the Civil Procedure Rules: fast track trial costs – Department for Constitutional Affairs

Posted April 3rd, 2007 in consultations, costs by sally

“This consultation paper makes proposals in relation to Part 46 of the Civil Procedure Rules, which deals with fast track trial costs. The paper proposes that these costs should be increased to take account of the rise in inflation since they were first introduced in April 1999.”

Part 46 of the Civil Procedure Rules: fast track trial costs CO(L) 06/07, 3rd April 2007

Source: www.dca.gov.uk

Consultation on the possession of non-photographic visual depictions of child sex abuse – Home Office

Posted April 2nd, 2007 in child abuse, consultations by sally

“This consultation paper outlines the concerns about non-photographic visual depictions of child sexual abuse, i.e. computer generated images (CGIs), drawings, animation, etc, and seeks views on proposals to make its possession an offence.”

Consultation on the possession of non-photographic visual depictions of child sex abuse, 2nd April 2007

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Civil Court Fees Consultation – Department of Constitutional Affairs

Posted April 2nd, 2007 in consultations, costs by sally

“The purpose of the consultation is to seek views on proposals to:

  • introduce a revised exemption and remission system following the Access to Justice Review
  • re-balance the fee structure to achieve a much closer match between income and cost drivers within the system”.

Civil Court Fees Consultation CP 05/07, 2nd April 2007

Source: www.dca.gov.uk