Pleural plaques: Jack Straw statement – Ministry of Justice

“Justice Secretary Jack Straw has made a statement on the government’s decision on the question of compensation for pleural plaques.”

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Ministry of Justice, 25th February 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Public say in youth crime punishment – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 19th, 2010 in consultations, Ministry of Justice, news, young offenders by sally

“Communities in the North East affected by crime will get a say in how young offenders are punished, Justice Secretary Jack Straw announced today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 18th February 2010

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Companies could be forced to publicise corporate manslaughter conviction – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 17th, 2010 in corporate manslaughter, Ministry of Justice, press releases by sally

“Companies convicted of corporate manslaughter could be forced to take out adverts publicising their conviction as a result of new measures which come into effect today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 16th February 2010

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Ground-breaking research finds juries are fair and effective – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 17th, 2010 in juries, Ministry of Justice, press releases by sally

“Juries in England and Wales have been found to be fair, effective and efficient by the most in-depth study into the issue ever undertaken in this country, published today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 17th February 2010

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Greater court protection for homeowners: consultation – Ministry of Justice

“A consultation on whether homeowners who have failed to repay consumer credit debts should have accrued a minimum level of debt before a court can order the sale of their home has been released today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 5th February 2010

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Changes to civil legal aid crack down on fraud and refocus resources – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 3rd, 2010 in civil justice, fraud, legal aid, Ministry of Justice, news by sally

“Legal Aid Minister Willy Bach has today announced the government will tighten the rules for civil legal aid so that fraudsters are uncovered at an early stage, and funding is better targeted.”

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Ministry of Justice, 3rd February 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Criminal Procedure Rules 2010 published – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 3rd, 2010 in criminal procedure, legislation, Ministry of Justice, news by sally

“The Criminal Procedure Rule Committee has made the first consolidating edition of the Criminal Procedure Rules.”

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Ministry of Justice, 2nd February 2010

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Criminal justice measures in force – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 2nd, 2010 in criminal justice, Ministry of Justice, news by sally

“Changes to the law over evidence and bail are among some of the new measures that will, from today, further rebalance the criminal justice system in favour of victims and the law-abiding majority.”

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Ministry of Justice, 1st February 2010

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2010 to see historic changes to the coroners’ system – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 2nd, 2010 in consultations, coroners, Ministry of Justice, news by sally

“The government has today (1 February) set out the next steps to reforming the coroners’ system, including plans to appoint the first ever Chief Coroner.”

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Ministry of Justice, 1st February 2010

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Jack Straw unveils plans for a new National Victims’ Service – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 1st, 2010 in Ministry of Justice, press releases, victims by sally

“Jack Straw has announced details of the new National Victims’ Service as the next stage of reforms aimed at ensuring the justice system is firmly on the side of the law abiding citizen.”

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Ministry of Justice, 27th January 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

New pilot to increase sustainability and efficiency of law centres – Ministry of Justice

Posted January 28th, 2010 in law centres, Ministry of Justice, news, pilot schemes by sally

“Legal Aid Minister, Willy Bach has strengthened the government’s commitment to ensuring a sustainable future for social welfare law.”

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Ministry of Justice, 28th January 2010

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Combined fund to support victims of sexual violence – Ministry of Justice

Posted January 28th, 2010 in Ministry of Justice, news, sexual offences, victims by sally

“Government funding for voluntary agencies that provide support to victims of sexual violence will be streamlined with the establishment of a one-year combined fund for 2010/11.”

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Ministry of Justice, 27th January 2010

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Greater media scrutiny necessary to increase accountability in family courts – Ministry of Justice

“Legislative proposals included in the Children, Schools and Families Bill should encourage media attendance at family court cases, the Ministry of Justice said today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 21st January 2010

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Fundamental review of the family justice system announced – Ministry of Justice

“An expert panel will examine reform of the current family justice system in England and Wales so that it better supports children and parents under a wide-ranging review announced by the Ministry of Justice today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 20th January 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Straw proposes reducing success fees in defamation cases – Ministry of Justice

Posted January 20th, 2010 in costs, defamation, fees, Ministry of Justice, press releases by sally

“Success fees that lawyers can charge for winning defamation cases in no-win, no-fee agreements should be reduced from 100% to 10%, Justice Secretary Jack Straw announced today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 19th January 2010

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New support for victims of terrorism overseas – Ministry of Justice

Posted January 19th, 2010 in compensation, Ministry of Justice, press releases, terrorism, victims by sally

“Victims of terrorist atrocities abroad will now be able to claim compensation under a new scheme announced today by Justice Secretary, Jack Straw.”

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Ministry of Justice,18th January 2010

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Jack Straw: review of civil litigation costs – Ministry of Justice

Posted January 14th, 2010 in costs, fees, Ministry of Justice, news, personal injuries, reports by sally

“Justice Secretary Jack Straw has thanked Sir Rupert Jackson for his comprehensive report on costs in civil litigation.”

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Ministry of Justice, 14th January 2010

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Crown Court defendants to be means tested – Ministry of Justice

Posted January 12th, 2010 in costs, Crown Court, legal aid, Ministry of Justice, news by sally

“Five Crown Courts will today be the first in England and Wales to introduce a new scheme that will ensure people convicted of a crime contribute to their defence costs, where they have the means to do so.”

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Ministry of Justice, 11th January 2010

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Autumn performance report 2009 – Ministry of Justice

Posted December 9th, 2009 in Ministry of Justice, special report by sally

“An assessment of our performance against departmental strategic objectives, public service agreements and value for money targets.”

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Ministry of Justice, 8th December 2009

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MoJ admits personal data breaches – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 18th, 2009 in data protection, government departments, Ministry of Justice, news by sally

“Nearly 2,000 people have had personal information about themselves lost by the Ministry of Justice over the past year, in a series of incidents listed in the department’s accounts, published last week.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 17th September 2009

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk