Grandparents get easier route to see children when families split – The Guardian

Posted January 20th, 2010 in children, divorce, grandparents, news, reports by sally

“A legal obstacle is to be abolished to make it easier for hundreds of thousands of grandparents to gain access to their grandchildren when contact is denied after divorce and family breakdowns, the government will announce today.”

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The Guardian, 20th January 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

MPs warn of criminal justice ‘crisis’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 18th, 2010 in criminal justice, legal aid, news, prisons, reports by sally

“A committee of MPs has warned that the criminal justice system is ‘facing a crisis of sustainability’ as government spending on prisons takes resources away from other aspects of criminal justice.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 18th January 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Economic Growth and Social Equity Mean Jackson Reforms are vital to the National Interest – The Bar Council

Posted January 18th, 2010 in costs, fees, news, reports by sally

“The wide-ranging review of the cost of accessing the civil justice system must be an economic and social priority of any incoming government, the Bar Council said today.”

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The Bar Council, 15th January 2010

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Review of Civil Litigation Costs: final report – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted January 15th, 2010 in costs, fees, news, personal injuries, reports by sally

Review of Civil Litigation Costs: final report (PDF)

Judiciary of England and Wales, 14th January 2010

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Jack Straw: review of civil litigation costs – Ministry of Justice

Posted January 14th, 2010 in costs, fees, Ministry of Justice, news, personal injuries, reports by sally

“Justice Secretary Jack Straw has thanked Sir Rupert Jackson for his comprehensive report on costs in civil litigation.”

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Ministry of Justice, 14th January 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Jackson report published today – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 14th, 2010 in costs, fees, news, personal injuries, reports by sally

“Claimant personal injury lawyers and after-the-event (ATE) insurers were nervously awaiting the publication of the Jackson report as the Gazette went to press.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 14th January 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Review of executive royal prerogative powers – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 16th, 2009 in constitutional law, reports, royal prerogative by sally

“A review of the ancient royal prerogative powers available to UK government ministers.”

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Ministry of Justice, 15th October 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Advisory Panel on Public Sector Information publishes annual report – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 27th, 2009 in Ministry of Justice, news, reports by sally

“The Advisory Panel on Public Sector Information (APPSI) has published its annual report for 2008-09.”

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Ministry of Justice, 27th July 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Government Response to Law Commission’s Report on Housing – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 17th, 2009 in housing, press releases, reports by sally

“Justice Minister Bridget Prentice has made a statement about the government response to the Law Commission’s Report on Housing: Proportionate Dispute Resolution.”

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Ministry of Justice, 16th July 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

The Law Commission welcomes the Government’s response to its report on housing disputes – Law Commission

Posted July 17th, 2009 in housing, press releases, reports by sally

“The Law Commission welcomes the Government’s response to its report on housing disputes.”

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Law Commission, 16th July 2009

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Bar Council Welcomes Centre for Social Justice Report on Family Law Reform – The Bar Council

Posted July 17th, 2009 in family courts, press releases, reports by sally

“The Bar Council has today welcomed the report on family law reform, Every Family Matters, from the Centre for Social Justice, a leading think tank which is chaired by the Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP, the former Leader of the Conservative Party.   The Centre for Social Justice’s latest family law report, which focuses on the breakdown of family life in modern Britain, and the way in which this is addressed by the legal system.”

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The Bar Council, 16th July 2009

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

The Law Commission publishes its Annual Report for 2008-09 – Law Commission

Posted July 8th, 2009 in Law Commission, news, reports by sally

“The Law Commission’s Annual Report for 2008-09”

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Law Commission, 8th July 2009

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Public opinion and the jury: an international literature review – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 25th, 2009 in juries, reports by sally

“Despite substantial literature on the legal institution of the jury, and on the experiences of jurors, less is known about public attitudes to juries. This report sought to help address this knowledge gap, drawing together findings from the small number of surveys that have asked questions on this subject. The report indicates high levels of confidence in the jury amongst the general public.”

Full report (PDF)

Ministry of Justice, 25th February 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Young black people and the criminal justice system – first annual report – Ministry of Justice

Posted December 16th, 2008 in criminal justice, minorities, reports, young offenders by sally

“The Home Affairs Select Committee published on 15 June 2007 the report of its inquiry ‘Young Black People and the Criminal Justice System’, which considered how to tackle the over-representation of young black people in the criminal justice system. The government published its formal response on 18 October 2007. Detailed proposals for the delivery of improved outcomes for young black people were published on 13 December 2007, which set out the governance and reporting arrangements for delivering the government’s commitments. One of the commitments made was to provide the committee with an annual report of progress in each year up to 2011. This is the first annual report.”

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Ministry of Justice, 16th December 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Civil Court Fees 2008 – Ministry of Justice

Posted December 12th, 2008 in fees, reports by sally

“A consultation on proposals to make changes to civil court fees, particularly in enforcement processes and to make changes to the magistrates’ court fees order.”

Full consultation (PDF)

Ministry of Justice, 10th December 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Delivering the government response to the Corston Report – Ministry of Justice

Posted December 12th, 2008 in criminal justice, reports, women by sally

“The government’s one year progress report on its strategy for addressing the needs of women offenders, in response to Baroness Corston’s independent review of women with particular vulnerabilities in the criminal justice system.”

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Ministry of Justice, 10th December 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Secretary of State’s report on disability equality – Ministry of Justice

Posted December 2nd, 2008 in disability discrimination, disabled persons, reports by sally

” This report sets out the Ministry of Justice’s commitment to disability equality for staff, stakeholders, with examples of progress and good practice since the introduction of the Disability Equality Duty in 2006.”

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Ministry of Justice, 1st December 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Civil Procedure Rule Committee annual report 2008 – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 12th, 2008 in civil procedure rules, reports by sally

“Civil Procedure Rule Committee annual report 2008.”

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Ministry of Justice, 12th November 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Factors linked to reoffending – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 15th, 2008 in recidivists, rehabilitation, reports by sally

“A one-year follow-up of prisoners who took part in the Resettlement Surveys 2001, 2003 and 2004.”

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Ministry of Justice, 13th October 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

County court anti-social behaviour co-ordinators – a pilot scheme – Ministry of Justice

Posted August 5th, 2008 in ASBOs, county courts, reports by sally

” A report assessing the role of county court anti-social behaviour co-ordinators under a scheme piloted for a year.

The study investigates perceptions of the effectiveness of the pilot scheme in enhacing relationships between courts and their users, and improving the processing of anti-social behaviour-related cases. It also discusses the views of housing and legal professionals involved with anti-social behaviour proceedings, as well as the views of the co-ordinators themselves.”

County court anti-social behaviour co-ordinators – a pilot scheme (PDF)

Ministry of Justice, 5th August 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk