Care Crisis Review publishes report setting out options for change – Family Law

Posted June 18th, 2018 in children, family courts, news, reports, social services by sally

‘The Care Crisis Review, funded by the Nuffield Foundation and facilitated by the Family Rights Group, has published its report. The report considers how to address the crisis in children’s social care and the family justice sector, and explores the factors which have contributed to it.’

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Family Law, 13th June 2018

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Speech by Lord Justice McFarlane: Care Crisis Review Launch – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted June 14th, 2018 in care orders, family courts, judges, reports, speeches by tracey

‘Speech by Lord Justice McFarlane: Care Crisis Review Launch.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 13th June 2018

Source: www.judiciary.uk

Delaying disclosure for effective investigation – UK Police Law Blog

Posted June 12th, 2018 in delay, disclosure, news, police, reports by sally

‘The Family Division of the High Court in G v G (Chief Constable of Dorset Police intervening) [2018] EWHC 1100 (Fam) ordered that the service and disclosure of a CAFCASS report be delayed for a week in order to allow an effective police investigation into allegations that the father had sexually abused one of the children. The judgment of 4 May 2018 was delivered in private and Holman J gave leave for an anonymised version to be published one week later, stating that the decision had been made upon the Court “being asked to take a very unusual course” in “a very unusual application”.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 11th June 2018

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High Court backs NHS decision to stop funding homeopathy – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 6th, 2018 in budgets, consultations, health, medical treatment, news, reports by tracey

‘A decision to stop NHS funding for homeopathy has been upheld by a High Court judge. The British Homeopathic Association (BHA) brought a legal challenge against NHS England’s decision, made in November last year, to stop paying the £92,000 annual cost of homeopathic remedies. But, following a four-day hearing in London in May, Mr Justice Supperstone dismissed the BHA’s case in a ruling on Tuesday.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th June 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

CPS publishes outcome of sexual offences review – Crown Prosecution Service

‘The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has today (5 June) published the outcome of its review of rape and serious sexual offences (RASSO) cases.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 5th June 2018

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

New report from the Bar Council reveals true impact of struggling justice system on barristers’ profession – The Bar Council

Posted June 5th, 2018 in barristers, legal profession, press releases, reports by tracey

‘The Bar Council’s new report ‘Barristers’ Working Lives 2017: Barristers’ attitudes towards their working lives, released today, reveals that barristers across England and Wales are struggling with a number of factors affecting their overall working lives, such as workload, stress, and work-life balance.’

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The Bar Council, 29th May 2018

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Domestic abusers still able to cross-examine victims in court – The Guardian

‘Victims of domestic violence continue to be cross-examined by their abusers in family courts more than a year after the government promised to stop such ordeals, a report has found.’

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The Guardian, 30th May 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Government needs to act on key Chilcot inquiry finding, committee warns – The Guardian

Posted May 30th, 2018 in constitutional history, inquiries, Iraq, news, reports, select committees by sally

‘MPs have called for tougher safeguards to be introduced to prevent a prime minister taking the country to war without adequate cabinet consultation.’

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The Guardian, 29th May 2018

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Oxford student wrongly accused of rape endured two years of hell because police were too busy with Jimmy Savile cases – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 18th, 2018 in Crown Prosecution Service, delay, evidence, news, police, prosecutions, rape, reports by tracey

‘An Oxford University student spent two years on bail accused of rape because police claimed they were too busy dealing with other reports in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal, a damning report has revealed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th May 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Failure to act against ‘dangerous’ midwives resulted in deaths – report – The Guardian

Posted May 16th, 2018 in inquiries, midwives, news, reports, standards by sally

‘Babies and mothers died after a health regulator failed to act against midwives suspected of providing dangerously poor care, despite the police raising concerns about their conduct, a damning report has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 16th May 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

UK agency warns Brexit could lead to rise in organised crime – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 15th, 2018 in crime, EC law, money laundering, news, reports, treaties by sally

‘The UK body charged with fighting serious and organised crime has warned that the country’s impending withdrawal from the EU could lead to a rise in money laundering, bribery and other corporate offences.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 14th May 2018

Source: www.out-law.com

UK police use of facial recognition technology a failure, says report – The Guardian

Posted May 15th, 2018 in computer programs, facial mapping, news, police, reports by sally

‘Police attempts to use cameras linked to databases to recognise people from their face are failing, with the wrong person picked out nine times out 10, a report claims.’

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The Guardian, 15th May 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Lynette White: Police trial collapse report cost £900k – BBC News

Posted May 11th, 2018 in budgets, news, perverting the course of justice, police, reports by sally

‘An independent review into the collapse of a case against eight former police officers who investigated the 1988 murder of Lynette White cost more than £900,000, it has emerged.’

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BBC News, 11th May 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Undercover police inquiry: Report to take at least eight years – BBC News

Posted May 11th, 2018 in inquiries, news, police, reports, spying by sally

‘Campaigners have been left “dismayed” after it was revealed the public inquiry into undercover policing will not deliver its final report until at least 2023.’

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BBC News, 10th May 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

New report shows that becoming a barrister remains highly competitive – Bar Standard Board

Posted May 10th, 2018 in barristers, legal profession, news, reports, universities by sally

‘The BSB has today published the fourth annual edition of its statistical information on student performance on the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC).’

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Bar Standards Board, 10th May 2018

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

Call to investigate barriers to ABSs moving into other professional services – Legal Futures

‘The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) should investigate whether there are regulatory barriers to law firms that become alternative business structures (ABSs) providing other professional services such as accountancy and surveying, rather than vice versa, a report it commissioned has recommended.’

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Legal Futures, 10th May 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Kent and Medway NHS Trust rapped over mental health care – BBC News

Posted May 9th, 2018 in hospitals, mental health, news, reports, suicide by tracey

‘A health trust which apologised for its treatment of a suicidal woman has been ordered to take action to protect patients it says are still at risk.’

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BBC News, 9th May 2018

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Men wrongfully imprisoned for 24 years seek compensation – The Guardian

‘The fairness of the criminal courts process goes on trial this week when two men who spent a total of 24 years wrongfully imprisoned seek compensation for their ordeals.’

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The Guardian, 7th May 2018

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Brook House: Use of force against immigration detainees more than doubles in a year, watchdog finds – The Independent

Posted May 3rd, 2018 in detention, immigration, news, reports, self-harm by tracey

‘Use of force against people in one of the UK’s largest immigration detention centres has soared by more than 160 per cent in two years, a watchdog report has revealed.’

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The Independent, 2nd May 2018

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Mentally ill subject to ‘physical violence and verbal threats’ while held under Mental Health Act, finds report – The Independent

Posted May 1st, 2018 in care homes, human rights, mental health, news, reports by tracey

‘Mentally ill people are being subjected to “distressing experiences” including physical violence and verbal threats while detained under the Mental Health Act, a government-commissioned review has found.’

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The Independent, 1st May 2018

Source: www.independent.co.uk