Court of Appeal to live-stream family cases – Ministry of Justice

Posted March 13th, 2020 in appeals, families, family courts, internet, press releases, video recordings by tracey

‘Family hearings at the Court of Appeal will be live-streamed under a joint initiative by the judiciary and government to boost transparency in the justice system.’

Full press release

Ministry of Justice, 12th March 2020

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

Landmark Immigration Bill to end free movement introduced to Parliament – Home Office

Posted March 5th, 2020 in bills, freedom of movement, immigration, press releases by tracey

‘The bill will end free movement and give the government full control of UK borders for the first time in four decades.’

Full press release

Home Office, 5th March 2020

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Sentencing Code unveiled in Parliament – Ministry of Justice

Posted March 5th, 2020 in bills, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘Plans to simplify the country’s complex sentencing laws moved a step closer today (5 March 2020) as Ministers unveiled a Bill in Parliament.’

Full press release

Ministry of Justice, 5th March 2020

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

New support plan to improve jails – Ministry of Justice

‘A new intensive support programme will help challenging jails to improve safety and rehabilitation, Prisons Minister Lucy Frazer announced today (28 February 2020).’

Full press release

Ministry of Justice, 28th February 2020

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

Automatic early release of terrorists ends – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 27th, 2020 in bills, parole, press releases, release on licence, terrorism by tracey

‘The automatic early release of terrorist offenders will end as emergency legislation to ensure the public is protected receives Royal Assent.’

Full press release

Ministry of Justice, 26th February 2020

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

Government launches public consultation on pre-charge bail – Home Office

‘New consultation aims to put the needs of victims first and ensure police are supported to investigate crimes.’

Full press release

Home Office, 5th February 2020

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Improved drafting of Immigration Rules to save Government £70 million – Law Commission

Posted January 23rd, 2020 in immigration, Law Commission, legislative drafting, press releases by tracey

‘Improvements to the way that Immigration Rules are written and presented would make them easier to follow for applicants and save the Government almost £70 million over ten years. This is according to the Law Commission, the independent law reform agency, that published its report on the Simplification of the Immigration Rules today.’

Full press release

Law Commission, 14th January 2020

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Serious violent and sexual offenders to spend longer in prison – Ministry of Justice

Posted January 23rd, 2020 in imprisonment, press releases, sentencing, sexual offences, violent offenders by tracey

‘Serious violent and sexual criminals will face more time behind bars under Government plans to better protect the public and restore confidence in the justice system.’

Full press release

Ministry of Justice, 22nd January 2020

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

Bar Council responds to televised court plans – The Bar Council

Posted January 17th, 2020 in barristers, courts, press releases, sentencing, video recordings by tracey

‘Reality TV-style broadcasting of criminals being sentenced comes with risks that need to be guarded against, warns the Bar Council today as the Government looks to make the justice system more open with plans to film Crown Court sentencing.’

Full press release

The Bar Council, 16th January 2020

Source: www.barcouncil.oeg.uk

Home Office overhauls police complaints and discipline process – Home Office

‘Today (Friday 10 January) the Home Office is introducing legislation that will shake up how complaints made against the police are handled and improve the discipline system for officers.’

Full press release

Home Office, 10th January 2020

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

‘Helen’s Law’ returns to Parliament – Ministry of Justice

Posted January 9th, 2020 in bills, child abuse, disclosure, murder, parole, press releases, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘Murderers and paedophiles who refuse to disclose information about their victims could spend longer behind bars as a bill to enact “Helen’s Law” enters Parliament today (8 January 2020).’

Full press release

Ministry of Justice, 8th January 2020

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

Options for reforming valuation in leasehold enfranchisement published by Law Commission – Law Commission

Posted January 9th, 2020 in enfranchisement, leases, press releases, valuation by tracey

‘The Law Commission of England and Wales has today [09 January 2020] published a report setting out options to reduce the cost that leaseholders have to pay to buy the freehold or extend the lease of their homes (known as “enfranchisement”). The reforms have the potential to make the process easier and more affordable for millions of leaseholders across England and Wales.’

Full press release

Law commission, 9th January 2020

Source: www.lawcom.gov

Letter to the ACMD to review GHB and GBL – Home Office

Posted January 9th, 2020 in drug abuse, medicines, press releases by tracey

‘Letter from the Home Secretary asking the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs to review the classification of GHB and GBL.’

Full letter

Home Office, 6th January 2020

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Government consults on new police powers to criminalise unauthorised encampments – Home Office

‘The government will launch a consultation on proposals to give police new powers to arrest and seize the property and vehicles of trespassers who set up unauthorised caravan sites.’

Full press release

Home Office, 3rd November 2019

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

BBC Radio 4 – Law in Action: ‘Magistracy: a jewel in the crown of justice’ – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted November 7th, 2019 in cross-examination, Crown Court, magistrates, press releases, witnesses by tracey

‘Joshua Rozenberg from BBC Radio 4 spoke with Maidstone Bench Chair Gill Fryzer and John Bache from the Magistrates Association for his Law in Action programme.’

Full press release

Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 7th November 2019

Source: www.judiciary.ukwww.judiciary.ukwww.judiciary.uk

Separated migrant children given better access to legal aid – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 28th, 2019 in children, families, immigration, legal aid, Ministry of Justice, press releases by tracey

‘Vulnerable migrant children who have been separated from their parents will get quicker and simpler access to legal aid, after new government legislation came into force today (25 October 2019). The Legal Aid for Separated Children Order 2019 will bring non-asylum immigration and citizenship matters into the scope of legal aid for under 18s who are not in the care of a parent, guardian or legal authority.’

Full press release 

Ministry of Justice, 25th October 2019

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

Terrorism guidelines to be revised following legislation changes – Sentencing Council

Posted October 22nd, 2019 in consultations, press releases, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘The Sentencing Council has launched a public consultation on revisions to some of the current sentencing guidelines for terrorism offences in England and Wales. The proposed revisions follow significant changes to terrorism legislation brought in by the new Counter Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019.’

Full press release

Sentencing Council, 22nd October 2019

Source: www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk

Law Commissions looks to future with self-driving vehicles – Law Commission

Posted October 18th, 2019 in artificial intelligence, Law Commission, press releases, reports, road traffic by tracey

‘Law Commissions publish proposals on the regulation of highly automated vehicles that operate without a driver (or “user-in-charge”).’

Full press release

Law Commission, 16th October 2019

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Scheme giving ex-offenders a stable place to live up and running – Ministry of Justice

‘A scheme giving vulnerable ex-offenders stable accommodation to help them rebuild their lives and stay away from crime is now up and running, Prisons Minister Lucy Frazer announced today (10 October 2019).’

Full press release

Ministry of Justice, 10th october 2019

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

UK and US sign landmark Data Access Agreement – Home Office

‘Home Secretary Priti Patel last night (Thursday 3 October) signed an historic agreement that will enable British law enforcement agencies to directly demand electronic data relating to terrorists, child sexual abusers and other serious criminals from US tech firms.’

FUll press release

Home Office, 4th October 2019

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office