Changes to fine levels for speeding – Sentencing Council

Posted April 21st, 2017 in fines, press releases, road traffic offences, sentencing by tracey

‘New sentencing guidelines for magistrates come into force on 24 April 2017 following their publication earlier this year.’

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Sentencing Council, 20th April 2017

Source: http://sentencingcouncil.judiciary.gov.uk

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Dangerous extremists to be separated from mainstream prison population – Ministry of Justice

Posted April 21st, 2017 in press releases, prisons, terrorism by tracey

‘Three separation centres are being created and will form part of the wider government strategy to tackle extremism in prisons.’

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Ministry of Justice, 21st April 2017

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

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New fast-track immigration appeal rules proposed – Ministry of Justice

‘A new fast-track system to speed up immigration and asylum appeals for those in detention has been drawn up.’

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Ministry of Justice, 18th April 2017

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New powers to tackle illegal working in licensed premises – Home Office

Posted April 7th, 2017 in immigration, licensed premises, licensing, press releases by tracey

‘New powers to prevent illegal working in premises that sell alcohol or provide late night refreshment have come into force in England and Wales today.’

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Home Office, 6th April 2017

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

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Con man convicted of wine fraud – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted April 7th, 2017 in Crown Prosecution Service, fraud, press releases by tracey

‘A con man who tricked his girlfriend and others out of £100,000 by pretending he was a successful international businessman has been found guilty of 22 counts of fraud.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 6th April 2017

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

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Teen jailed for carrying zombie knife – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A teenager convicted of wielding a “zombie-killer” knife has been imprisoned.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 5th April 2017

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Man who shouted homophobic abuse at dog walkers gets tougher sentence – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A man who shouted homophobic abuse at a walker to scare him off Barnes Common and assaulted another man has been sentenced to an 18-month community order.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 4th April 2017

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

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Some landlords getting away with “very high” hidden fees in retirement properties – Law Commission

Posted March 31st, 2017 in elderly, fees, landlord & tenant, leases, press releases by tracey

‘Older people who have moved into retirement leasehold properties could be being hit with unfair fees worth thousands of pounds, according to the Law Commission.’

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Law Commission, 31st March 2017

Source: www.justice.gov.uk/lawcommission

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Home Secretary statement: meeting with Communication Service Providers – Home Office

Posted March 31st, 2017 in internet, press releases, terrorism by tracey

‘Home Secretary Amber Rudd has given a statement following her meeting today with Communication Service Providers.’

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Home Office, 30th March 2017

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

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Intimidatory offences and domestic abuse – consultation launched on sentencing guideline – Sentencing Council

‘The Sentencing Council has launched a consultation on its proposed guidelines on sentencing intimidatory offences and domestic abuse.’

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Sentencing Council, 30th March 2017

Source: http://sentencingcouncil.judiciary.gov.uk

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BSB announces decision on the future of Bar training – Bar Standards board

‘At its Board meeting last night, the Bar Standards Board (BSB) decided that it will authorise a limited number of future training routes for prospective students to qualify as barristers. One of these is likely to be a new training course, which has been proposed by the Council of the Inns of Court (COIC) and the Bar Council. The Board also agreed a Policy Statement setting out its vision for the future of Bar training.’

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Bar Standards Board, 24th March 2017

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

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Quality must trump convenience in online justice reforms – The Bar Council

Posted March 21st, 2017 in barristers, bills, civil justice, courts, criminal justice, internet, press releases by tracey

‘As the Government presses ahead with plans for online and virtual hearings, the Bar Council has warned that the quality and the reputation of our system of justice must not suffer.’

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The Bar Council, 20th March 2017

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

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Greater protection for rape victims and children at risk of grooming – Ministry of Justice

‘New offence of sexual communication with a child will be introduced, and measures to support victims of sex crimes accelerated.’

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Ministry of Justice, 19th March 2017

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Police body-worn video leads to domestic abuse conviction – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Police body-worn video evidence has been used to prosecute a man who assaulted a woman and a boy.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 10th March 2017

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

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Business and Property Courts – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted March 14th, 2017 in civil justice, courts, dispute resolution, press releases by tracey

‘From June of this year, the specialist civil courts are to be known as the “Business and Property Courts of England and Wales”.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 13th March 2017

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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Cold-call gang jailed for £1.7 million investment scam – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted March 7th, 2017 in conspiracy, fraud, press releases, sentencing, telecommunications by tracey

‘A cold-call gang which conned dozens of victims into handing over more than £1.7 million by promoting non-existent investment opportunities have been sentenced today.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 6th March 2016

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

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Former NHS manager jailed for lying about his qualifications – Crown Prosecutions Service

Posted March 7th, 2017 in health, misrepresentation, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘A senior NHS boss who lied about his qualifications in order to gain jobs in the health sector has been given a two-year prison sentence at Exeter Crown Court today (6 March).’

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Crown Prosecutions Service, 6th March 2017

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Sentencing Council publishes new guidelines on sentencing children and young people and offenders who plead guilty – Sentencing Council

‘Today, the Sentencing Council has published two new sentencing guidelines. One covers how courts should make a reduction in sentence for offenders who admit their guilt, and the other deals with the approach they should take when sentencing children and young people.’

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Sentencing Council, 7th March 2017

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Criminal justice agencies at risk of failing young victims of crime – Victims’ Commissioner

Posted February 27th, 2017 in codes of practice, criminal justice, press releases, victims, young persons by tracey

‘Criminal justice agencies are at risk of failing children and young people who come forward to report crimes because they are not being taken seriously, Victims’ Commissioner has today warned.’

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Victims’ Commissioner, 22nd Febraury 2017

Source: http://victimscommissioner.org.uk

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BSB announces new regulatory approach to improve advocacy standards within Youth Courts – Bar Standards Board

Posted February 27th, 2017 in advocacy, barristers, legal representation, press releases, standards, youth courts by tracey

‘At its Board meeting last night, the Bar Standards Board (BSB) agreed new measures to improve standards of advocacy within Youth Courts. The regulator today published new guidance for barristers working in youth proceedings based on a set of essential competences that are expected of all advocates working with young people.’

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Bar Standards Board, 24th February 2017

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

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