Cybercrime against law firms higher than ever, SRA says – Legal Futures

Posted July 26th, 2017 in computer crime, electronic mail, law firms, news, statistics by sally

‘Reports of cybercrime from law firms reached record levels in the first quarter of this year, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has said.’

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Legal Futures, 26th July 2017

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Extent of fraud and cyber crime laid out in new statistics – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 25th, 2017 in computer crime, crime, data protection, fraud, news, privacy, statistics by sally

‘More than five million cases of fraud and computer misuse offences were recorded in England and Wales in a single year, according to new figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).’

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OUT-LAW.com, 24th July 2017

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Dog attack powers ‘not being used’ – BBC News

‘Powers introduced to curb dog attacks are not being used by the authorities, a Freedom of Information request by the Victoria Derbyshire show suggests.’

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BBC News, 24th July 2017

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Judicial diversity stats show barristers’ stranglehold increasing – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 21st, 2017 in diversity, judiciary, news, statistics by tracey

‘The senior judiciary has expressed anxiety about efforts to recruit solicitors to the bench after figures showed the proportions are going backwards.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 20th July 2017

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Sexual offences on trains and tubes double in five years – BBC News

Posted July 20th, 2017 in news, railways, sexual offences, statistics, transport by tracey

‘Reported sexual offences on trains have more than doubled in the past five years, according to statistics obtained by BBC Radio 5 live. British Transport Police figures show 1,448 offences were reported in 2016-17, up from 650 in 2012-2013.’

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BBC News, 19th July 2017

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Court Service records £100m ‘profit’ from civil litigation for first time – Litigation Futures

Posted July 19th, 2017 in civil justice, courts, fees, news, reports, statistics by sally

‘The civil courts recorded a surplus of more than £100m in 2016-17, their biggest profit to date, according to the annual report of HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS).’

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Litigation Futures, 18th July 2017

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Prisons inspector warns of ‘staggering’ decline in safety at youth jails – The Guardian

‘There has been a “staggering” decline in standards and safety at youth jails in England and Wales, the chief inspector of prisons has said.’

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The Guardian, 18th July 2017

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More than two thirds of thefts are ‘never solved’ – BBC News

Posted July 18th, 2017 in burglary, crime, news, police, statistics, theft by tracey

‘More than two thirds of police investigations into thefts and burglaries have been closed with no suspect ever being identified.’

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BBC News, 18th July 2017

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Police and prosecutors ‘failing to protect British Jews from hate crime’, new data suggests – The Independent

‘Police and prosecutors have been accused of betraying British Jews by failing to crack down on anti-Semitic crime. New research suggests suspected hate offences targeting Jewish victims surged for the third consecutive year in 2016, reaching the worst level on record.’

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The Independent, 15th July 2017

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Finance and Divorce Update, July 2017 – Family Law Week

Posted July 7th, 2017 in divorce, domestic violence, families, financial provision, news, statistics by tracey

‘Sue Brookes, Senior Associate with Mills & Reeve LLP analyses the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during June 2017.’

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Family Law Week, 6th July 2017

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FGM: More than 5,000 new cases in England – BBC News

Posted July 5th, 2017 in female genital mutilation, health, London, news, statistics, women by sally

‘The NHS in England recorded 5,391 new cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the past year, data reveals.’

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BBC News, 4th July 2017

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Why we need more black and minority ethnic magistrates – The Guardian

‘Jacqueline Macdonald-Davis and Jessica Baldwin are spearheading a campaign to court greater diversity among volunteers to the bench.’

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The Guardian, 4th July 2017

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Amber Rudd urged to publish report on deaths in police custody – The Guardian

Posted July 3rd, 2017 in death in custody, delay, news, reports, statistics by tracey

‘The home secretary has been accused of sitting on a report from a critical inquiry into deaths in police custody.’

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The Guardian, 2nd July 2017

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Soaring abuse of elderly amid warnings care system ‘disintegrating’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 30th, 2017 in assault, care homes, community care, elderly, news, social services, statistics by tracey

‘Reports of abuse and neglect of the elderly have risen by one third, amid warnings from GPs that the care system is “rapidly disintegrating”. The number of cases referred to social services under safeguarding rules has soared, new figures show, with more than 5,600 referrals last year – an increase of 33 per cent in two years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th June 2017

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Medical Protection Society lays out nine-point plan for “urgent” reform of claims – Litigation Futures

Posted June 23rd, 2017 in compensation, costs, health, negligence, news, statistics by tracey

‘Medical Protection Society lays out nine-point plan for “urgent” reform of claims.’

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Litigation Futures, 23rd June 2017

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Becoming a barrister remains highly competitive, new report shows – Bar Standards Board

Posted June 21st, 2017 in barristers, legal education, news, statistics by sally

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

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Bar Standards Board, 19th June 2017

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Bar aims to tackle pupillage crisis – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 21st, 2017 in legal education, news, pupillage, statistics by sally

‘More than 60% of students who completed the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) fail to get pupillage, statistics from the Bar Standards Board have shown as the regulator ponders reforms to training.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 20th June 2017

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Number of far-right extremists flagged to Government terror unit soars 30% in a year – The Independent

‘The number of suspected far-right extremists referred to the Government’s key anti-terror programme soared by 30 per cent in the past year, The Independent has learnt.’

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The Independent, 19th June 2017

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Hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants drop off radar in the UK every year according to secret figures – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 16th, 2017 in immigration, news, statistics by tracey

‘Up to 250,000 people drop off the radar and end up as illegal immigrants in Britain every year, according to secret Home Office figures, amid warnings that border controls are completely ineffective and will only get worse after Brexit. David Wood, who was head of immigration enforcement at the Home Office until 2015, said that more than 1.2million illegal immigrants are currently living in Britain, predominantly after overstaying their visas.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th June 2017

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UK paternity leave less generous than Iran, Congo and Burkina Faso, study finds – The Independent

Posted June 14th, 2017 in news, paternity leave, statistics by tracey

‘Almost thirty countries, including Iran, Congo and Burkina Faso, offer more favourable benefits for new dads than the UK does, according to new analysis.’

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The Independent, 13th June 2017

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