New Criminal Bar Chairman calls for Review of the Treatment of Young People in the Criminal Justice System – Bar Council

Posted September 3rd, 2007 in children, courts, criminal justice, press releases by sally

“Sally O’Neill QC, who starts work as Chairman of the Criminal Bar Association today, has called for a wide-ranging review of the treatment of young people caught up in the criminal justice system.”

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Bar Council press release, 3rd September 2007

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Adult courts ‘unfit for children’ – BBC News

Posted September 3rd, 2007 in children, courts, criminal justice, news by sally

“The use of the Old Bailey and other crown courts to try children is ‘inappropriate’, the new head of the Criminal Bar Association has warned.”

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BBC News, 3rd September 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Crisis court cells ‘inadequate’ – BBC News

Posted August 20th, 2007 in courts, detention, news, prisons by sally

“Serious concerns have been raised in a new report into the use of a London court’s cells during the prison overcrowding emergency this summer.”

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BBC News, 20th August 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Courts fail to achieve performance targets – The Lawyer

Posted July 31st, 2007 in courts, news by sally

“Her Majesty’s Court Service missed eight of its 12 performance targets in the past financial year, its annual report has revealed.”

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The Lawyer, 30th July 2007

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007

Posted July 26th, 2007 in courts, debts, legislation, tribunals by sally

Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 published

Full text of Act

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Major investment in new courts for England and Wales – Her Majesty’s Court Service

Posted June 26th, 2007 in courts, press releases by sally

“A major investment of £400 million to include building six new major courts has been announced today by the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, Lord Falconer.”

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Her Majesty’s Court Service, 25th June 2007

Source: www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk

Supreme Court – Ministry of Justice

Posted June 14th, 2007 in courts, news by sally

“Work on the new Supreme Court started this week after final contracts were signed with the developer, the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice announced today. The building is expected to open for business in October 2009.”

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Ministry of Justice press release, 14th June 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

DCA profit provokes lawyers’ outrage – The Lawyer

Posted April 23rd, 2007 in courts, fees, news by sally

“The civil courts made £45.5m in profit last year – almost 15 per cent of its net intake from fees – a Department for Constitutional Affairs (DCA) consultation paper has revealed.”

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The Lawyer, 23rd April 2007

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Courts ‘in crisis’ over cases backlog after cuts – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 23rd, 2007 in courts, delay, news by sally

“The Government is facing a looming crisis in the law courts after slashing staff numbers and funding, a senior civil servant has warned.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st April 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk