Consultation launched on laws around antique firearms – Home Office

Posted October 19th, 2017 in consultations, firearms, press releases by tracey

‘Public invited to give their views as new figures show the number of antique weapons recovered in criminal circumstances doubled between 2012 and 2016.’

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Home Office, 19th October 2017

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Child killer gets longer life sentence – Attorney General’s Office

Posted October 19th, 2017 in appeals, murder, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘Marvyn Iheanacho who killed a 5 year old boy has had his sentence increased by 3 years after representation at the Court of Appeal by the Solicitor General.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 17th October 2017

Source: www.gov.uk/ago

Life sentences for killer drivers – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 17th, 2017 in alcohol abuse, dangerous driving, drug abuse, homicide, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘Ministers confirm plans to introduce tougher sentences for those who drive irresponsibly and devastate lives.’

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Ministry of Justice, 15th October 2017

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

New sentencing guidelines for terrorism offences proposed – Sentencing Council

Posted October 13th, 2017 in press releases, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘Today, the Sentencing Council has published its proposals for how those convicted of terrorism offences in England and Wales should be sentenced.’

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Sentencing Council, 12th October 2017

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

Making Britain the safest place in the world to be online – Ministry of Justice

‘Britain is to become the safest place in the world to be online thanks to new proposals announced today by Culture Secretary Karen Bradley.’

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Ministry of Justice, 11th October 2017

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

Home Office to review air weapons regulation in England and Wales – Home Office

Posted October 11th, 2017 in coroners, government departments, licensing, press releases, weapons by tracey

‘The government is to review the regulation of air weapons licensing, following a request from the Suffolk coroner.’

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Home Office, 10th October 2017

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

CPS report shows more offenders are being successfully prosecuted for sexual crimes than ever before – Crown Prosecution Service

‘More defendants than ever before are being prosecuted and convicted for sexual offences across England and Wales, new figures reveal today. The Crown Prosecution Service’s 10th Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) report outlines the huge increases in convictions for rape (48%) and other sexual offences (79%) that have been witnessed in the decade since the first VAWG report was published in 2007-08.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 10th October 2017

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Jealous ex has sentence increased after causing GBH – Attorney General’s Office

Posted October 5th, 2017 in appeals, grievous bodily harm, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘Graham Gawley has had his prison sentence increased after Solicitor General Robert Buckland QC MP referred it to the Court of Appeal.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 4th October 2017

Source: www.gov.uk/ago

Bar Council launches Wellbeing at the Bar: Phase Two – The Bar Council

Posted September 27th, 2017 in barristers, internet, mental health, press releases by tracey

‘To mark the first anniversary of the Wellbeing at the Bar website, the Bar Council will introduce a Certificate of Recognition to recognise efforts made to promote wellbeing across the Bar. In line with the theme of One Bar at this year’s Annual Bar and Young Bar Conference, everyone – including chambers, Specialist Bar Associations, Circuits, Inns and organisations that employ barristers – will be able to apply. The Certificate will act as a beacon of good wellbeing practice at the Bar for those who receive it.’

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Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

The Impact of Social Media on the Administration of Justice – Official Publications

Posted September 15th, 2017 in contempt of court, internet, press releases by tracey

‘This call for evidence is aimed at those most closely involved in the investigative and trial process to inform an assessment of whether the use of social media is having an adverse impact on the administration of justice in relation to the fairness of criminal trials, the right to anonymity and the integrity of judicial orders in criminal proceedings.’

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Official Publications, 15th September 2017

Source: www.gov.uk/government/publications

Charities need right rules to run effectively – report – Law Commission

Posted September 14th, 2017 in charities, Law Commission, press releases, reports by tracey

‘Changes to the law could help charities run more effectively, according to the Law Commission. In a new report – Technical Issues in Charity Law – published today, the Commission says that problems in charity law prevent or delay legitimate charitable activities, discourage people from volunteering, and force charities to obtain professional advice that should not be necessary.’

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Law Commission, 14th September 2017

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk/

Predatory paedophile has his sentence increased by 3 years – Attorney General’s Office

‘Abingdon man who used fake online profiles to abuse children has his sentence increased by the Court of Appeal.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 12th September 2017

Source: www.gov.uk/ago

Bar Council responds to Lammy Review – The Bar Council

Posted September 11th, 2017 in criminal justice, diversity, judiciary, Ministry of Justice, press releases, reports by tracey

‘Robin Allen QC, Chair of the Bar Council’s Equality and Diversity and Social Mobility Committee, said today’s publication of the Lammy Review was a major contribution to the important and urgent task of securing a fair and equal criminal justice system.’

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The Bar Council, 8th September 2017

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Licence stripped from holiday sickness firm – Ministry of Justice

Posted August 29th, 2017 in claims management, holidays, insurance, law firms, licensing, press releases by tracey

‘A firm responsible for pressuring people into making holiday-sickness claims has had it’s licence stripped by the Claims Management Regulator.’

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Ministry of Justice, 25th August 2017

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

Attempted people smuggler jailed – Home Office

Posted August 29th, 2017 in attempts, immigration, press releases, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘A man from London has been jailed for attempting to smuggle an Iraqi national through the Channel Tunnel.’

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Home Office, 23rd August 2017

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Teenagers guilty of killing man with stolen marine distress flare – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted August 29th, 2017 in explosives, homicide, press releases, theft, young offenders by tracey

‘Two teenagers have today (24 August) been found guilty of manslaughter after they threw a lit marine distress flare into a car where a man was sleeping.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 24th August 2017

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Man jailed for 22 years for series of sexual attacks in Derby – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted August 29th, 2017 in press releases, rape, recidivists, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A man who committed a series of sexual attacks in Derby has been jailed for 22 years today (25 August).’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 25th August 2017

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

World-leading package of corporate governance reforms announced to increase boardroom accountability and enhance trust in business – Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Posted August 29th, 2017 in bills, company directors, company law, press releases, remuneration by tracey

‘Business Secretary Greg Clark has set out the government’s corporate governance reforms to enhance the public’s trust in business.’

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Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-business-energy-and-industrial-strategy

Safeguarding our young people from becoming radicalised is difficult but vital work: article by Amber Rudd – Home Office

Posted August 11th, 2017 in press releases, terrorism, young persons by tracey

‘An article by Home Secretary Amber Rudd on the Prevent strategy, published in the Sun.’

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Home Office, 10th August 2017

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Letter from Lord Justice Fulford: Flexible Operating Hours Pilots – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted August 3rd, 2017 in courts, pilot schemes, press releases, working time by tracey

‘In my capacity as the Judge in Charge of Reform, and in light of public comments – particularly from members of the legal profession – I thought it would be helpful to attempt to demystify the proposed Flexible Operating Hours Pilots. I regret the extent of the widely-broadcast misunderstandings and ill-informed comments from a range of sources.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 28th July 2017

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk