Results of Britain’s first global visa review – UK Border Agency

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

“Tough new visa regimes could be introduced for 11 countries following the first global review of who needs a visa to come to the UK, the Government announced today.”

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UK Border Agency, 10th July 2008

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Rehabilitation versus punishment – judge for yourself – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 2nd, 2008 in press releases, sentencing by sally

“An innovative online programme in which members of the public can decide what they think is the most suitable sentence for virtual offenders was launched by Justice Minister David Hanson today as a new poll shows the public think reforming offenders to cut reoffending is equally as important [sic] as punishment.”

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Ministry of Justice, 1st July 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

BBC mini series Criminal Justice paints a distorted picture of the criminal justice system – The Bar Council

Posted June 30th, 2008 in criminal justice, media, press releases by sally

“Tonight the BBC airs the first episode in its five part drama series Criminal Justice. The series shows the experience of a young man falsely accused of a crime and his journey through the criminal justice system. The character, Ben Coulter, is first a police suspect, later a defendant and then a prisoner.”

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The Bar Council, 30th June 2008

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Coroner reform: stronger powers give families more involvement – Ministry of Justice

Posted June 27th, 2008 in coroners, press releases by sally

“New coroners’ powers to help prevent avoidable deaths were announced today (26 June) by Justice Minister Bridget Prentice in response to views expressed by bereaved families.”

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Ministry of Justice, 26th June 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

‘No win, no fee’ under scrutiny – Ministry of Justice

Posted June 26th, 2008 in fees, press releases by sally

“A research-based review of no win, no fee arrangements in England and Wales was announced today (25 June).”

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Ministry of Justice, 25th June 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Michael Wills announces election day consultation – Ministry of Justice

Posted June 25th, 2008 in elections, press releases by sally

“A consultation on whether to move elections to weekends has been launched as part of efforts to boost engagement in the democratic process.”

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Ministry of Justice, 24th June 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Progress with government’s response to Corston Report – Ministry of Justice

Posted June 25th, 2008 in criminal justice, press releases, prisons, women by sally

“Maria Eagle has made a statement on progress with the government’s response to Baroness Corston’s report of a Review of Women with Particular Vulnerabilities in the Criminal Justice System.”

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Ministry of Justice, 24th June 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Statement on weekend voting – Ministry of Justice

Posted June 25th, 2008 in elections, press releases by sally

“Justice Minister Michael Wills has made a written ministerial statement on a consultation on weekend voting.”

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Ministry of Justice, 24th June 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

BSB highlights achievements in Annual Report – Bar Standards Board

Posted June 25th, 2008 in barristers, press releases by sally

“The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has today published its Annual Report, highlighting the achievements of the regulator in 2007, its second year of operation.”

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Bar Standards Board, 25th June 2008

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

Local immigration teams launched – Home Office

Posted June 20th, 2008 in immigration, press releases by sally

“The new teams will work with police and border control agents to help ensure illegal working operations are stopped.”

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Home Office, 19th June 2008

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Criminal VHCC Developments – The Bar Council

Posted June 20th, 2008 in barristers, fees, press releases by sally

“The Chairman’s letter of 2 May informed barristers that a VHCC Steering Group had been established with representatives of the Law Society, the MoJ, the LSC and the Bar.”

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The Bar Council, 19th June 2008

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Employed barristers target judicial appointment and professional training roles – The Bar Council

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

“Employed barristers aspire to judicial roles and supervising pupils, results of the Employed Bar Survey revealed today.”

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The Bar Council, 20th June 2008

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Battle against extending pre-charge detention moves to House of Lords – Liberty

Posted June 11th, 2008 in detention, press releases, terrorism by sally

“Human rights group Liberty said the battle against the Government’s Counter-Terror Bill proposals to detain suspects for 42 days without charge will now be taken up in the House of Lords. Narrowly passed in the House of Commons today (315-306), the controversial proposals have generated widespread concern about the negative impact on civil liberties and community relations.”

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Liberty, 11th June 2008

Source: www.liberty-human-rights.org.uk

New prisoners’ employment training initiative launched – Ministry of Justice

Posted June 11th, 2008 in press releases, prisons, rehabilitation by sally

“An innovative scheme which will give prisoners the chance to change their ways by learning technology skills has been launched by Prisons Minister David Hanson MP and Skills Minister David Lammy MP. The initiative is also supported by the Department for Work and Pensions.”

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Ministry of Justice, 10th June 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Attorney General statement: knife crime – Attorney General’s Office

Posted June 6th, 2008 in offensive weapons, press releases by sally

“Attorney General statement: knife crime.”

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Attorney General’s Office, 5th June 2008

Source: www.attorneygeneral.gov.uk

A strong approach to knife crimes – Home Office

Posted June 6th, 2008 in offensive weapons, press releases by sally

“From today, anyone – including teenagers – caught carrying an illegal knife can face criminal charges.”

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Home Office, 5th June 2008

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Major reviews of education and training – Bar Standards Board

Posted June 6th, 2008 in barristers, legal education, press releases, pupillage by sally

“Following on from the BSB’s review of the BVC, which will be reporting in the summer of 2008, a working group is being set up to review Pupillage and another group will be created to review CPD.”

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Bar Standards Board, 4th June 2008

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

Time intervals for criminal proceedings in magistrates’ courts – Ministry of Justice

Posted May 23rd, 2008 in magistrates, press releases, statistics by sally

“The latest National Statistics release on time intervals for criminal proceedings in magistrates’ courts, released by the Ministry of Justice and produced in accordance with arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.”

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Ministry of Justice, 23rd May 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

CPS ‘must focus on getting the basics right’ – The Bar Council

Posted May 23rd, 2008 in case management, Crown Prosecution Service, press releases by sally

“The Bar Council has responded to the findings of a report which shows that poor case management by the CPS is having a direct impact on court proceedings.”

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The Bar Council, 22nd May 2008

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Written ministerial statement: CPS report – DNA profiles disk inquiry – Attorney General’s Office

Posted May 22nd, 2008 in DNA, press releases by sally

“Written ministerial statement: CPS report – DNA profiles disk inquiry.”

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Attorney General’s Office, 21st May 2008

Source: www.attorneygeneral.gov.uk