Preventing the Ministry of Justice causing injustice – The Times

Posted May 8th, 2007 in Ministry of Justice, news by sally

“Tomorrow the Ministry of Justice will begin work. It will be responsible, in particular, for the courts and tribunals, and for criminal justice, including prisons. George Orwell cautioned that political language ‘is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.’ Many members of the legal profession are worried that the creation of the Ministry may promote substantial injustice.”

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The Times, 8th May 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

MoJ legislation disarray – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 4th, 2007 in Ministry of Justice, news by sally

“The government working party tasked with ironing out the problems associated with the creation of the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) still cannot say if it can be established without legislation – despite the Lord Chancellor’s determination that the department will come into being next week.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 3rd May 2007

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Statement from Lord Justice Thomas on the creation of the Ministry of Justice

Posted May 2nd, 2007 in Ministry of Justice by sally

Statement  from Lord Justice Thomas on the creation of the Ministry of Justice (PDF)

This statement was prepared to be given in evidence to the Constitution Committee of the House of Lords on 1 May 2007

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Judges to rule on justice ministry – The Times

Posted April 30th, 2007 in government departments, Ministry of Justice, news by sally

“The Lord Chancellor’s officials are locked in talks with senior judges in a desperate effort to secure their backing for the new ministry of justice, which is due to come into effect on May 9.”

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The Times, 30th April 2007

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Woolf warning on justice funds – The Times

Posted April 27th, 2007 in Ministry of Justice, news by sally

“The former Lord Chief Justice, Lord Woolf, gave warning that the new ministry of justice could become a ‘backwater’ if its budget were not ring-fenced.”

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The Times, 27th April 2007

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Judges’ ultimatum to Falconer – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 25th, 2007 in judges, Ministry of Justice, news by sally

“Senior judges have warned Lord Falconer that they will not support the planned Ministry of Justice unless he guarantees their financial independence in the next six days.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th April 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Former law chief warns over ‘scrambled’ Home Office split – The Independent

Posted April 24th, 2007 in government departments, Ministry of Justice, news by sally

“Reforms to split the Home Office in two and create a new Ministry of Justice are being rushed through too quickly, the former head of the judiciary in England and Wales warned today.”

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The Independent, 24th April 2007

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Justice ministry won’t work, judges say – The Times

Posted April 23rd, 2007 in Ministry of Justice, news by sally

“Senior judges have told the Lord Chancellor that the new Ministry of Justice will be unworkable without safeguards to protect their independence.”

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The Times, 23rd April 2007

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Ex-chief justice Home Office fear – BBC News

Posted April 18th, 2007 in government departments, Ministry of Justice, news by sally

“The split of the Home Office needs to be planned carefully to avoid repeating old problems in the new department, a former Lord Chief Justice says.” 

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BBC News, 17th April 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Justice Ministry’s welcome marred by political fallout – Legal Week

Posted April 5th, 2007 in Ministry of Justice, news by sally

“It perhaps says much about the fortunes of the Government – and the political controversy surrounding the Home Office – that the long-awaited creation of a Ministry of Justice should finally become a reality to so little fanfare or support.”

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Legal Week, 5th April 2007

Source: www.legalweek.com

Lord Chancellor takes Ministry of Justice role as Home Office split sparks concern – The Lawyer

Posted April 3rd, 2007 in Ministry of Justice, news by sally

“The new Secretary of State for Justice has confirmed that he will remain in the role of Lord Chancellor when taking up his newly formed post.”

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The Lawyer, 3rd April 2007

Source: www.thelawyer.com