Domestic abuse victims wait nearly two years for compensation – The Guardian

Posted February 17th, 2017 in compensation, domestic violence, news, statistics, victims by sally

‘Domestic violence victims are waiting almost two years on average to receive compensation for abuse they have suffered, government statistics have revealed.’

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The Guardian, 17th February 2017

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‘Record hate crimes’ after EU referendum – BBC News

Posted February 15th, 2017 in EC law, hate crime, news, referendums, statistics by sally

‘A majority of police forces in England and Wales saw record levels of hate crimes in the first full three months following the EU referendum, according to new analysis.’

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BBC News, 15th February 2017

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NHS hasn’t improved enough since Mid Staffs, says inquiry lawyer – The Guardian

Posted February 13th, 2017 in health, news, statistics by sally

‘Current conditions in the NHS ”sound familiar” to those that existed during the Mid Staffordshire scandal, according to the lawyer who chaired the inquiry into the hospital trust.’

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The Guardian, 12th February 2017

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Prisons need ‘profound culture change’, charities say – BBC News

Posted February 13th, 2017 in charities, mental health, news, prisons, reports, statistics, suicide by sally

‘Prisons in England and Wales need a “profound culture change” which focuses on inmate safety, a new report says.’

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BBC News, 13th February 2017

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Judges ready to jump ship over declining pay and conditions – Litigation Futures

Posted February 10th, 2017 in judiciary, news, pensions, remuneration, retirement, statistics by tracey

‘Research has shown widespread disaffection among the judiciary with working conditions, including findings that almost half of High Court judges would quit the bench early if possible.’

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Litigation Futures, 10th February 2017

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Number of child murders falls to lowest figure since records began – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 10th, 2017 in children, murder, news, sexual offences, statistics by tracey

‘The number of child murders fell to the lowest level on record last year despite an 11 per cent rise in adult homicides across Britain.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th February 2017

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Police pay out at least £22m to informants in five years – BBC News

Posted February 8th, 2017 in freedom of information, informers, news, police, remuneration, statistics by tracey

‘Police forces across the UK paid out at least £22m to informants over the last five years, according to figures obtained by BBC Radio 5 live.’

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BBC News, 8th February 2017

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Claims of child-on-child sexual offences soar in England and Wales – The Guardian

‘Allegations of children committing sexual offences against other children have risen 78% in England and Wales in four years, prompting renewed calls for compulsory education on sexual consent and healthy relationships.’

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The Guardian, 3rd February 2017

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One female genital mutilation case reported every hour in the UK – The Independent

Posted February 6th, 2017 in children, female genital mutilation, health, news, statistics, women by sally

‘A case of female genital mutilation (FGM) is either discovered or treated at a medical appointment in England every hour, according to analysis of NHS statistics by a charity.’

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The Independent, 6th February 2017

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Anti-Semitic hate crime at record high, says UK charity – BBC News

Posted February 3rd, 2017 in hate crime, Judaism, news, statistics by sally

‘Hate crime against Jewish people in the UK increased by more than a third last year, with recorded incidents now at record levels, charity figures suggest.’

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BBC News, 2nd February 2017

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Number of alleged child sex offences committed by other children almost doubles – Daily Telegraph

‘The number of children being investigated by police for sexual offences has almost doubled in the last four years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd February 2017

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Clin neg fixed costs plans unveiled as Hunt targets ‘unscrupulous’ firms – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Health secretary Jeremy Hunt today finally announced the details of the fixed costs regime for clinical negligence cases.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 30th January 2017

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Public sector gender pay gap reporting requirements in force from March, government confirms – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 27th, 2017 in news, remuneration, sex discrimination, statistics by sally

‘Public sector employers, including universities, will be required to report on their gender pay gaps from 31 March 2017 and not 5 April, as indicated by draft regulations, the government has confirmed.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 26th January 2017

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Prison suicides rise to record level in England and Wales – BBC News

Posted January 27th, 2017 in news, prisons, statistics, suicide by sally

‘A record number of people killed themselves in prisons in England and Wales in 2016, figures show.’

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BBC News, 26th January 2017

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Mistreatment of women MPs revealed – BBC News

‘An overwhelming majority of women MPs have received online and verbal abuse from the public and a third have considered quitting as a result, a BBC Radio 5 live survey suggests.’

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BBC News, 24th January 2017

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Justice denied: the damning results of the latest report on the impact of legal aid cut – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘Secretary of State for Justice, Liz Truss, recently announced that the government would soon confirm the time-table for the post legislative review of the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO). There has been growing pressure on ministers for some time to announce this (see “Back to the drawing board”, 166 NLJ 7698 13 May 2016, p 6). The Legal Action Group (LAG) hopes that the review will be used as an opportunity by the still relatively new team at the top of the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to look at funding the provision of early advice in civil legal cases.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 11th January 2017

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QC body to probe why more women are not applying – Legal Futures

Posted January 13th, 2017 in minorities, news, queen's counsel, statistics, women by tracey

‘The body that appoints QCs has commissioned research to uncover barriers which deter women from applying, after they made up 27.6% of the latest batch of silks – but this was the highest proportion ever.’

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Legal Futures, 13th January 2017

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Suicide is a national crisis. The law must stop hiding its true extent – The Guardian

Posted January 10th, 2017 in coroners, mental health, news, standard of proof, statistics, suicide, young persons by sally

‘It’s the UK’s leading cause of death for young people, but the way suicides are recorded may reduce the true number by 30-50% while perpetuating stigma.’

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The Guardian, 9th January 2017

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Psychoactive substances ban 6 months on: almost 500 arrests and first convictions – Home Office

Posted January 4th, 2017 in drug offences, press releases, prosecutions, statistics by tracey

‘Nearly 500 people have been arrested since the government’s landmark Psychoactive Substances Act came into force 6 months ago.’

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Home Office, 29th December 2016

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Bar Chairman: Government must protect UK legal services’ strength in Brexit process – The Bar council

Posted December 21st, 2016 in EC law, legal services, press releases, statistics by tracey

‘Bar Council responds to new report from TheCityUK on value of legal services.’

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The impact of Brexit on the UK-based legal services sector

The Bar Council, 20th December 2016

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