Increased powers to tackle fradusters – Attorney General’s Office

Posted July 21st, 2008 in compensation, Crown Court, fraud, press releases by sally

“Today the Attorney General Baroness Scotland will announce new measures that are designed to prevent fraudsters committing further offences, and ensure that they pay back all the victims of their crimes.”

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Attrorney-General’s Office, 18th July 2008


Kept a secret by the Justice Ministry, until now. How the judges ran the Crown Court – The Times

Posted March 18th, 2008 in Crown Court, judiciary, news by sally

“An unprecedented report that exposes an inefficient and judge-centred culture in the Crown Court has been obtained by The Times after a three-year battle with officials determined to suppress it.”

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The Times, 18th March 2008


Draft joint inspection report on the Crown Court 2004 – Ministry of Justice

Posted March 4th, 2008 in criminal justice, Crown Court, reports by sally

“The Ministry of Justice has released a draft report that was prepared in 2003/04 by three criminal justice inspectorates following a joint inspection of the Crown Court … Although the report was not published at the time, and remains in draft format, a recent decision by the Information Commissioner has identified a genuine public interest in the disclosure of the report.”

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Ministry of Justice, 4th March 2008