Jack Straw agrees prisoner transfer deal with Vietnam – Ministry of Justice

Posted September 15th, 2008 in extradition, press releases, prisons, Vietnam by sally

“Vietnamese nationals serving prison sentences in the UK will now be able to return home to complete their sentence following an agreement signed by Justice Secretary Jack Straw today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 12th September 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

British lawyers unite to call on the Foreign Secretary to do what he can to stop the execution of Jack Alderman – The Bar Council

Posted September 15th, 2008 in death penalty, press releases by sally

“Reprieve, the Bar Council and the Law Society are calling on the Foreign Secretary, the Rt Hon David Miliband MP, to do whatever he can to persuade the Board of Pardons and Paroles of the State of Georgia, USA to stay the execution of Jack Alderman who is due to die on Tuesday 16 September 2008.”

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The Bar Council, 12th September 2008

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Ministry of Justice proposals risk harm to the most vulnerable in society say family law barristers – The Bar Council

Posted September 12th, 2008 in barristers, family courts, legal aid, press releases by sally

“The Family Law Bar Association yesterday submitted a response to the Ministry of Justice consultation entitled Reforming the Legal Aid Family Barrister Fee Scheme concerning legal fees in family law cases.”

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The Bar Council, 11th September 2008

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Strict new jobs list for migrant workers – UK Border Agency

Posted September 10th, 2008 in immigration, press releases by sally

“A strict new list of shortage jobs which targets migration better at the needs of British businesses, while reinforcing the selective approach of the new Australian-style points based system, was presented to the Home Office today by independent advisors.”

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UK Border Agency, 8th September 2008

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Certificates of Professional Competence – amendments to the Transport Tribunal Rules 200 – Ministry of Justice

Posted September 9th, 2008 in appeals, consultations, press releases, Transport Tribunal, tribunals by sally

“This consultation invited comments on the draft amendments to the Transport Tribunal Rules to accommodate appeals related to Certificates of Professional Competence.
The summarised responses report outlines the conclusions reached on the options.”

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Ministry of Justice, 8th September 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Review of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act will cut police bureaucracy – Home Office

Posted August 29th, 2008 in evidence, police, press releases by sally

“A review of plans to streamline police powers in order to cut red tape, improve efficiency, and protect the rights of the public was set out today by Home Office Minister Tony McNulty.”

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Home Office, 28th August 2008

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Strict new rules for foreign students – UK Border Agency

Posted August 1st, 2008 in education, immigration, press releases by sally

“Foreign students hoping to come to the UK to study will have to meet strict new criteria, the Government announced today.”

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UK Border Agency, 30th July 2008

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Court Dress: Guidance from Chairman of the Bar Council – The Bar Council

Posted August 1st, 2008 in barristers, court dress, press releases by sally

“The Chairman of the Bar has today issued guidance on court dress regarding the Practice Direction issued by the Lord Chief Justice dated 31 July 2008.”

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The Bar Council, 31st July 2008

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Solicitor General speech: crimes against older people prosecution policy – Attorney General’s Office

Posted July 21st, 2008 in crime, elderly, press releases, prosecutions by sally

“Solicitor General speech: crimes against older people prosecution policy.”

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Attorney’s General’s Office, 18th July 2008

Source: http://www.attorneygeneral.gov.uk

Increased powers to tackle fradusters – Attorney General’s Office

Posted July 21st, 2008 in compensation, Crown Court, fraud, press releases by sally

“Today the Attorney General Baroness Scotland will announce new measures that are designed to prevent fraudsters committing further offences, and ensure that they pay back all the victims of their crimes.”

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Attrorney-General’s Office, 18th July 2008

Source: http://www.attorneygeneral.gov.uk

Bar Council Welcomes Report On The Bar Vocational Course – The Bar Council

Posted July 21st, 2008 in barristers, legal education, press releases by sally

“The Bar Council has today welcomed the publication of the Wood Report on the Bar Vocational Course (BVC), which was produced by a Working Group chaired by Derek Wood QC.”

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The Bar Council, 18th July 2008

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Straw unveils new controls on political funding and spending – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 18th, 2008 in elections, political parties, press releases by sally

“Political spending and donations to parties are to be more tightly regulated under new rules unveiled by Justice Secretary Jack Straw today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 17th July 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Changing the way police work – Home Office

Posted July 18th, 2008 in consultations, police, press releases by sally

“Radical plans to cut red tape and give the police more time to get on with the job of reducing crime were included in a new Home Office consultation.”

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Home Office, 17th July 2008

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Latest crime statistics released – Home Office

Posted July 18th, 2008 in crime, press releases, statistics by sally

“Statistics for 2007-08 show historic falls in crime across England and Wales.”

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Home Office, 17th july 2008

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

New Powers To Stop Sex Offenders – Home Office

Posted July 16th, 2008 in press releases, sexual offences by sally

“People who commit sex offences against children abroad will face prosecution in the UK, even if that offence is not illegal in the foreign country it was committed, Home Office Minister Vernon Coaker announced today”

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Home Office press release, 14th July 2008

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Lockyer Service Review into Indeterminate Sentenced Prisoners – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 15th, 2008 in press releases, sentencing by sally

“Maria Eagle has made a statement about the publication of the Lockyer Service Review into Indeterminate Sentenced Prisoners.”

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Ministry of Justice, 14th July 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Straw publishes White Paper on Lords reform – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 15th, 2008 in parliament, press releases by sally

“The government today set out proposals for the next stage of reforming the House of Lords.”

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Ministry of Justice, 14th July 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Newcomers must earn the right to stay in the UK – UK Border Agency

Posted July 15th, 2008 in citizenship, press releases by sally

“Foreign nationals wishing to become British citizens will have to earn the right to stay, the Government announced today.”

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UK Border Agency, 14th July 2008

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/

Definitive Sentencing Guideline – Causing death by driving – Sentencing Guidelines Council

Posted July 15th, 2008 in dangerous driving, press releases, sentencing by sally

“On 15 July 2008 the Sentencing Guidelines Council published its definitive guideline ‘Causing death by driving.'”

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Sentencing Guidelines Council, 15th July 2008

Source: www.sentencing-guidelines.gov.uk

Sentencing Commission Working Group Report – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 11th, 2008 in press releases, sentencing by sally

“The Sentencing Commission Working Group set up by the Lord Chancellor and Lord Chief Justice in December 2007 has issued its final report.”

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Ministry of Justice, 10th July 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk