A voice is given to vulnerable witnesses – Ministry of Justice

Posted June 12th, 2007 in press releases, witnesses by sally

“A scheme assisting vulnerable witnesses to access the criminal justice process will be rolled out nationally, following an announcement by Minister for Justice, Gerry Sutcliffe.”

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Ministry of Justice press release, 12th June 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Bar Standards Board rejects deferral of call to the Bar and proposes new online register of barristers – Bar Standards Board

Posted June 8th, 2007 in barristers, legal education, press releases by sally

“There had been concerns that, by allowing those who had completed the Bar Vocational Course to be called to the Bar and to describe themselves as ‘barristers’, the public might be misled as to who is a fully qualified practitioner. But in a report on its provisional conclusions on deferral of call, published today after a year-long consultation and research exercise, the Board says “deferring call to the Bar until after pupillage would not be an appropriate response to the risk which it is intended to address”.”

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Bar Standards Board press release, 8th June 2007

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

New measures proposed to fight terrorism – Home Office

Posted June 8th, 2007 in press releases, terrorism by sally

“In a statement to Parliament today, the Home Secretary called for new measures to fight the ‘unprecedented threat’ of terrorism.”

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Home Office press release, 7th June 2007

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Falconer outlines plans to end high cost trial delay – Ministry of Justice

Posted May 31st, 2007 in conflict of interest, delay, press releases, trials by sally

“Lawyers who cause costly delays to court cases in England and Wales could be replaced in plans for speedier and more efficient trials, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice Lord Falconer said today.”

Ministry of Justice press release, 31st May 2007

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Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Towards a More Representative and Inclusive Bar Council – Report of the Kennedy Working Group – Bar Council

Posted May 23rd, 2007 in barristers, press releases by traceydennis

“Reforms to make the Bar Council more representative and inclusive of the 14,800 barristers it serves were published today by an independent working group chaired by Sir Paul Kennedy.”

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Bar Council, 23rd May 2007

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Border and Immigration Agency goes live – Government News Network

Posted April 2nd, 2007 in immigration, press releases by sally

“Six regional directors have been appointed to the new Border and Immigration Agency (BIA), which goes live today, the Home Office has announced. ”

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Home Office press release, 2nd April 2007

Source: www.gnn.gov.uk