Press Release: Solicitor General welcomes Court of Appeal Rape Judgment in R v Doody – Attorney General’s Office

Posted October 27th, 2008 in juries, press releases, rape by sally

” Solicitor General welcomes Court of Appeal Rape Judgment in R v Doody.”

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Attorney General’s Office, 24th October 2008

Source: www.attorneygeneral.gov.uk

Bar Council Comments On High Cost Cases Announcement – The Bar Council

Posted October 27th, 2008 in barristers, costs, legal aid, press releases by sally

“Commenting on today’s announcement from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) of a way ahead in relation to very high cost cases (VHCCs ), Tim Dutton QC, Chairman of the Bar Council said: ‘The Bar is committed to serving the public interest and to undertaking these difficult cases with the most able and experienced barristers, as efficiently as possible and within the constraints of the legal aid budget.’ ”

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The Bar Council, 24th October 2008

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Parliament debates new controls on party finance – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 21st, 2008 in political parties, press releases by sally

“New rules to regulate political spending and donations to parties are to be debated in the House of Commons today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 20th October 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Domestic violence: six new special courts announced – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 21st, 2008 in domestic violence, press releases by sally

“Victims of domestic violence will receive extra help and support from six new Specialist Domestic Violence Courts, announced today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 20th October 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Old enough to make a mark? Should the voting age be lowered to 16? – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 21st, 2008 in elections, press releases by sally

“The Youth Citizenship Commission is consulting on the minimum age for elections in the UK.”

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Ministry of Justice, 20th October 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Bar Council Launches New Guide To ‘The Modern Bar’ – The Bar Council

Posted October 20th, 2008 in barristers, press releases by sally

“The Bar Council today published a new guide entitled ‘The Modern Bar’ as part of its continuing work to demystify its role and that of barristers.”

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The Bar Council, 17th October 2008

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Business visitors face strict new rules – UK Border Agency

Posted October 17th, 2008 in immigration, press releases by sally

“Tough new rules to safeguard the visitor route into the United Kingdom from abuse and keep Britain an attractive place to do business were published by the Government today.”

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UK Border Agency, 16th October 2008

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Anti-corruption champion – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 16th, 2008 in corruption, press releases by sally

“Jack Straw has made a statement on the UK’s anti-corruption strategy following his appointment as the government’s anti-corruption champion.”

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Ministry of Justice, 15th October 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

More powers needed to fight terrorism – Home Office

Posted October 16th, 2008 in press releases, terrorism by sally

“Saying terrorists ‘wish to kill British people anywhere in the world’ the Home Secretary called for greater powers to track down and prosecute terrorists.”

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Home Office, 15th Ocotber 2008

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Tougher action on cannabis – Home Office

Posted October 16th, 2008 in drug offences, press releases by sally

“When cannabis is reclassified as a Class B drug in 2009, those who continually break the law will face tougher penalties.”

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Home Office, 15th October 2008

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Home Secretary’s statement on the counter-terrorism bill – Home Office

Posted October 15th, 2008 in press releases, terrorism by sally

“Home Secretary Jacqui Smith made the following statement in the House of Commons on October 13, 2008.”

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Home Office, 13th October 2008

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Public Guardian Board open meeting – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 10th, 2008 in mental health, powers of attorney, press releases by sally

“Justice Minister Bridget Prentice has given a speech at the first open meeting of the Public Guardian Board, a body set up under the Mental Capacity Act to scrutinise and review the work of the Office of the Public Guardian.”

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Ministry of Justice, 8th October 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Reducing reoffending in London – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 10th, 2008 in consultations, press releases, prisons, probation, recidivists by sally

“A consultation setting out proposed priorities for the delivery of prison and probation services in the capital and the joint work between agencies to reduce reoffending.”

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Ministry of Justice, 8th October 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Attorney General welcomes independent report on Fraud Prosecutions Service – Attorney General’s Office

Posted October 10th, 2008 in fraud, press releases, prosecutions by sally

“Attorney General welcomes independent report on Fraud Prosecutions Service.”

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Attorney General’s Office, 9th October 2008

Source: www.attorneygeneral.gov.uk

Fees and allowances payable at inquest – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 1st, 2008 in coroners, fees, inquests, press releases by sally

“The Ministry of Justice has published details of revised fees and allowances payable by the coroner on holding inquests.”

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Ministry of Justice, 1st October 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Courts do not treat non-resident parents unfairly – report – Ministry of Justice

Posted September 26th, 2008 in contact orders, divorce, family courts, press releases by sally

“An independent study published today shows that family courts are making great efforts with considerable success to secure child contact, following divorce or separation.”

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Ministry of Justice, 25th September 2008

Source: www.justice.co.uk

First ID card unveiled by Home Secretary as scheme builds momentum – UK Border Agency

Posted September 26th, 2008 in identity cards, press releases by sally

“The first UK Identity Card was unveiled today by the Home Secretary. Building on the Government’s commitment to begin issuing the first ID cards to foreign nationals from November 2008, the card’s design was revealed for the first time.”

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UK Border Agency, 25th September 2008

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Bar Council and CPS agree Protocol on Performance Issues – The Bar Council

Posted September 26th, 2008 in advocacy, barristers, Crown Prosecution Service, press releases by sally

“The Bar Council and the CPS have agreed a procedure for handling CPS/BAR Performance Issues in relation to advocacy.”

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The Bar Council, 25th September 2008

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Consultation: Rules for mandatory polygraph tests for sex offenders – Ministry of Justice

Posted September 19th, 2008 in lie detectors, press releases, sexual offences by sally

“The National Offender Management Service is proposing to operate a three-year pilot of mandatory polygraph tests to determine if the polygraph can help in the management of sex offenders.”

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Ministry of Justice, 19th September 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Suicide websites – Law Commission

Posted September 19th, 2008 in internet, press releases, suicide by sally

“We are pleased to see that the Government has announced its intention to amend the language of section 2 of the Suicide Act 1961.”

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Law Commission, 17th September 2008

www.lawcom.gov.uk