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.”

Full report

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.”

Full story

Bar Council press release, 5th April 2007

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk