Judges hear Clarke’s plans for justice – Ministry of Justice

“A sensible review of sentencing policy is long overdue, Kenneth Clarke has told an audience of senior judges.”

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Ministry of Justice, 14th July 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

The Government’s vision for criminal justice reform – Ministry of Justice

“Justice Secretary, Kenneth Clarke, has given a speech on criminal justice reform at the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies.”

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Ministry of Justice, 30th June 2010

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Bar Council backs Clarke over Prison Reform – The Bar Council

Posted June 30th, 2010 in barristers, lord chancellor, Ministry of Justice, news, prisons by sally

“Nicholas Green QC, the Chairman of the Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, has said the Bar Council is willing to lend its support to the Secretary of State for Justice, Ken Clarke QC MP, as he makes tough and potentially unpopular decisions regarding the prison system, though they must lead to a better and more efficient administration of justice.”

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The Bar Council, 30th June 2010

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Ken Clarke to attack ‘bang ’em up’ prison sentencing – The Guardian

Posted June 30th, 2010 in lord chancellor, news, prisons, sentencing by sally

“The justice secretary, Ken Clarke, will today launch a scathing attack on the Victorian ‘bang ’em up’ prison culture of the past 20 years.”

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The Guardian, 30th June 2010

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Ken Clarke signals ‘more sensible’ prison sentencing policy – The Guardian

Posted June 14th, 2010 in lord chancellor, news, sentencing by sally

“Prison reformers today welcomed what appeared to be a major shift in the approach to penal policy outlined by the new justice secretary, Ken Clarke, over the weekend.”

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The Guardian, 14th June 2010

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Ken Clarke is a good fit for the Ministry of Justice – The Guardian

“Conservative stalwart has quality of reliability that suggests he is not prepared to be pushed around by officials or lawyers.”

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The Guardian, 13th May 2010

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Derry Irvine reveals Blair row over lord chancellor abolition – The Guardian

Posted November 2nd, 2009 in lord chancellor, news by sally

“The former lord chancellor Derry Irvine has broken a six-year silence to reveal a row with Tony Blair over the abolition of the historic role, which saw Irvine sacked from the cabinet.”

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The Guardian, 1st November 2009

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Lord Falconer ‘plans to sue Gordon Brown for bigger pension’ – The Times

Posted November 1st, 2007 in lord chancellor, news, pensions by sally

“Lord Falconer’s pension row deepened last night with reports that he is planning to sue the Prime Minister over his refusal to allow him to claim a six-figure sum.”

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The Times, 1st November 2007

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Legal leaders welcome representatives in new PM’s cabinet – The Lawyer

Posted July 3rd, 2007 in attorney general, lord chancellor, Ministry of Justice, news by sally

“The appointments of Jack Straw as secretary of state for justice and Baroness Scotland QC as attorney general by Prime Minister Gordon Brown has been broadly welcomed by the legal profession.”

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The Lawyer, 2nd July 2007

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Straw and Scotland named in Brown’s legal team – The Times

Posted June 29th, 2007 in attorney general, lord chancellor, news by sally

“Jack Straw becomes the first Lord Chancellor to sit in the Commons; Baroness Scotland takes over as Attorney-General.”

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The Times, 28th June 2007

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Who will be in Gordon Brown’s legal team? – The Times

Posted June 27th, 2007 in attorney general, lord chancellor, special report by sally

“The Times Legal Editor looks at who has the inside running to become Attorney-General and Lord Chancellor under the new Prime Minister.”

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The Times, 27th June 2007

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