Entry to the Bar Working Party Final Report (Neuberger Report) – Bar Council

Posted November 27th, 2007 in barristers, legal education, reports by sally

Report and Appendices

Bar Council, 27th November 2007

Source: www.barcouncil.co.uk

Race and the criminal justice system – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 31st, 2007 in criminal justice, race discrimination, reports by sally

“This publication fulfils a statutory obligation for the Secretary of State to publish, annually, information relating to the criminal justice system (CJS) with reference to avoiding discrimination on the ground of race. This publication reports statistical information on the representation of black and minority ethnic groups as suspects, offenders and victims with in the CJS and on employees within criminal justice agencies.”

Statistics on Race and the Criminal Justice System 2006 (PDF)

Ministry of Justice, 30th October 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Government’s response to report ‘Relations between the executive, the judiciary and Parliament’ – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 18th, 2007 in constitutional law, reports by sally

“Government’s response to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution’s report ‘Relations between the executive, the judiciary and Parliament’.  The Committee’s inquiry was conducted between May 2006 and July 2007, producing several conclusions and recommendations for the Government and others. The report was published on 26 July 2007 and the response was published on 17 October 2007.”

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Ministry of Justice, 17th October 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Public Protection, Proportionality and the Search for Balance – Ministry of Justice

Posted September 27th, 2007 in human rights, proportionality, reports by sally

“This report examines how courts in the UK and Europe respond when human rights and security appear to conflict. It compares cases from the UK, France, Germany, Spain, and the European Court of Human Rights, and examines how human rights are applied and how courts use the concept of proportionality to mediate conflicts between rights and security.”

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Ministry of Justice, 27th September 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk  

Independent review of police presented – Home Office

Posted September 14th, 2007 in police, reports by sally

“Sir Ronnie Flanagan has written an interim report on the review he is conducting into policing; in it he calls for police to be given more freedom from red tape and paperwork.”

Full report

Home Office, 12th September 2007

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Confidence in the criminal justice system: what lies beneath? – Ministry of Justice

Posted August 8th, 2007 in criminal justice, reports by sally

“This report presents the findings from an omnibus survey and focus groups designed to identify the factors that people consider when answering the question: ‘How confident are you that the criminal justice system is effective in bringing people who commit crimes to justice?’ This question is contained in the British Crime Survey, the responses to which are used to monitor performance against one of the Government’s public service agreement targets.  The study also identified which agencies people thought made up the criminal justice system (CJS), and whether they considered the CJS as a national system, local system, or a combination of the two.”

Confidence in the criminal justice system: what lies beneath? (PDF) 

Ministry of Justice, 7th August 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Women and justice report – The Fawcett Society

Posted July 25th, 2007 in criminal justice, reports, women by sally

“This report, published on Wednesday 25 July, examines the work that has been done in the last year to improve the criminal justice system for women, as offenders, victims and staff … ”

Women and justice: the third annual review of the Commission on Women and the Criminal Justice System (PDF)

The Fawcett Society, 25th July 2007

Source: www.fawcettsociety.org.uk

Twisting arms: court referred and court linked mediation under judicial pressure – Ministry of Justice

Posted May 23rd, 2007 in dispute resolution, reports by traceydennis

“This report evaluates a) a quasi-compulsory mediation programme and b) a voluntary mediation scheme.  The results describe the uptake of mediation, user experiences, and the potential of mediation to offer savings to the justice system.”

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Ministry of Justice, 21st May 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Implementation of the Carter Review of Legal Aid – Constitutional Affairs Select Committee

Posted May 2nd, 2007 in legal aid, reports by sally

Implementation of the Carter Review of Legal Aid (PDF)

Constitutional Affairs Select Committee, 1st May 2007

Source: www.parliament.uk

‘Only merit and potential necessary to enter the Bar’ – Bar Council

Posted April 5th, 2007 in barristers, reports by sally

“The interim report of a high-level Working Party, chaired by Law Lord, Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, says that the Bar should be equally open to all, irrespective of any barriers which are not connected with merit or potential.  It suggests changes from school level through to pupillage, including placement schemes in sets of chambers for less privileged children, and loan schemes on preferential terms for Bar students.”

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Bar Council press release, 5th April 2007

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk