Terror case delayed after judge criticises pre-sentence report – The Guardian

Posted April 15th, 2019 in delay, news, probation, reports, sentencing, terrorism, young offenders by michael

‘A judge has delayed sentencing a teenage student who was convicted of plotting a terror attack, because of “deep concerns” over a report prepared by an inexperienced probation worker.’

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The Guardian, 15th April 2019

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The white paper on online harms is a global first. It has never been more needed – The Guardian

‘The tech industry may rail against the DCMS’s document but it’s high time they were brought to book.’

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The Guardian, 14th April 2019

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Review shows police ‘short changing’ fraud victims – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 11th, 2019 in fraud, news, police, reports, victims by sally

‘A critical review of the way in which UK law enforcement responds to reports of fraud underlines the importance of civil recovery routes for victims, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 9th April 2019

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Stanhope Castle school abuse claims ‘groundless’, said 1979 report – BBC News

‘Allegations of abuse at a scandal-hit school were dismissed as “groundless”, a report leaked to the BBC has shown.’

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BBC News, 2nd April 2019

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Gangs: Mistakes that led to grooming scandal ‘being repeated’ – BBC News

Posted February 28th, 2019 in child abuse, children, gangs, news, reports, sexual grooming by tracey

‘Mistakes that led to child sexual grooming scandals are being repeated with gangs, a report by the Children’s Commissioner for England has warned.’

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BBC News, 28th February 2019

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MPs call for ethics-based internet regulation – OUT-LAW.com

‘A new code of ethics should govern the removal of harmful content from the internet and there should be “large fines” for technology companies that fail to comply with it, a prominent group of MPs has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 19th February 2019

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Legal Aid Review: A Step In The Right Direction Or ‘A Drop In The Ocean’? – Rights Info

Posted February 18th, 2019 in civil justice, criminal justice, legal aid, news, reports by sally

‘Last week the government published its long-awaited review into much criticised changes to our legal aid system. It is accompanied by a Legal Support Action Plan that the Law Society says represents a step towards fixing our ailing system, while others have expressed dismay at the uphill battle many still face to access justice.’

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Rights Info, 15th February 2019

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Parliamentary report set to savage ‘duplicitous’ Facebook – The Guardian

Posted February 18th, 2019 in competition, data protection, elections, internet, news, reports, select committees by sally

‘Facebook cannot be trusted to regulate itself and must be subject to sweeping new legislation, a parliamentary report will announce on Monday.’

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The Guardian, 17th February 2019

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Facebook and Google news should be regulated, Cairncross Review says – BBC News

Posted February 12th, 2019 in BBC, internet, media, news, public interest, reports by tracey

‘A regulator should oversee tech giants like Google and Facebook to ensure their news content is trustworthy, a government-backed report has suggested.’

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BBC News, 12th February 2019

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Planning appeal decisions could be cut by 5 months – Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government

Posted February 12th, 2019 in appeals, delay, housing, planning, press releases, reports by tracey

‘Independent review says the average time to decide a planning appeal inquiry could be slashed from 47 to 26 weeks.’

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Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government , 12th February 2019

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-housing-communities-and-local-government

Justice ministry knew court IT systems were ‘obsolete’, papers reveal – The Guardian

‘The Ministry of Justice knew its court computer systems were “obsolete” and “out of support” long before the network went into meltdown last week, internal documents have revealed.’

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The Guardian, 28th January 2019

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West Midlands Police ‘fails to record 16,600 violent crimes’ – BBC News

Posted January 15th, 2019 in criminal records, news, police, reports, statistics, violence by tracey

‘West Midlands Police is “failing victims” and not recording more than 16,600 violent crimes each year, a watchdog has said.’

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BBC News, 15th January 2019

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Femicide in UK: 76% of women killed by men in 2017 knew their killer – The Guardian

Posted December 18th, 2018 in domestic violence, homicide, news, reports, statistics, women by sally

‘Three-quarters of women killed by men in the UK in 2017 knew the perpetrator, according to a report on femicide.’

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The Guardian, 18th December 2018

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Watchdog bans ‘harmful’ gender stereotypes in adverts – BBC News

Posted December 14th, 2018 in advertising, gender, news, reports by tracey

‘The UK’s advertising watchdog has said it will ban “gender stereotypes that are likely to cause harm, or serious or widespread offence”.’

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BBC News, 14th December 2018

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Ripping Up the Mental Health Act? – Doughty Street Chambers

Posted December 12th, 2018 in detention, mental health, news, reports by sally

‘The final report of the Independent Mental Health Act Review (“Modernising the Mental Health Act: Increasing choice, reducing compulsion”) has been released. For an analysis of how the Review engages with the UNCRPD, see the post by my colleague Oliver Lewis.’

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Doughty Street Chambers, 6th December 2018

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New report on Alternative Dispute Resolution – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted December 4th, 2018 in civil justice, Civil Justice Council, dispute resolution, reports by tracey

‘A working group of the Civil Justice Council (CJC) has published a report making recommendations for Alternative Dispute Resolution – ways of resolving certain disputes that don’t involve going to court.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 4th December 2018

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Levels of innovation in law “stagnating” but future looks better – Legal Futures

‘The level of innovation in the legal market has “stagnated and fallen in some areas” in recent years, but there are a number of encouraging signs for the future, major new research has revealed.’

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Legal Futures, 29th November 2018

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Jails are failing to get a grip on violence and drugs, says chief inspector – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 22nd, 2018 in drug abuse, news, prisons, reports, self-harm, suicide, violence by tracey

‘Britain’s jails are failing to get a grip on record levels of violence, suicides, self-harm and drug-taking which are all getting worse, the chief inspector of prisons warned yesterday.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd November 2018

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HMP Birmingham: ‘Signs of improvement’ at ‘worst’ prison – BBC News

Posted November 12th, 2018 in contracting out, news, prisons, reports, violence, violent offenders by tracey

‘A troubled prison that was taken over by the government is showing early signs of improvement, inspectors say.’

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BBC News, 12th November 2018

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Construction and the Modern Slavery Act: Tackling exploitation in the UK – Home Office

Posted October 9th, 2018 in construction industry, reports, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘This report examines the UK construction industry’s response to the Modern Slavery Act.’

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Home Office, 9th October 2018

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