Black people in England and Wales twice as likely to be fined for breaking lockdown rules – The Guardian

Posted August 18th, 2022 in coronavirus, fines, minorities, news, police, regulations, statistics by sally

‘Black and Asian people were more likely than white people to be given fines for breaking Covid-19 lockdown rules, police figures for England and Wales suggest.’

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The Guardian, 17th August 2022

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Almost 1.5m England and Wales crime victims opt not to pursue cases – The Guardian

Posted August 12th, 2022 in criminal justice, news, police, political parties, prosecutions, statistics, victims by tracey

‘Almost 1.5 million victims of crime in England and Wales have decided not to pursue their cases, feeding concern that public confidence in the criminal justice system has collapsed.’

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The Guardian, 12th August 2022

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England and Wales police failing burglary victims, inspectorate finds – The Guardian

Posted August 11th, 2022 in budgets, burglary, news, police, robbery, statistics, theft by sally

‘Police are failing victims of burglary and theft, missing chances to catch thieves leading to lack of confidence in forces, the official inspectorate has found.’

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The Guardian, 11th August 2022

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Child Q: Schoolgirl strip-search not isolated issue, police data suggests – BBC News

Posted August 8th, 2022 in children, news, police, race discrimination, school children, statistics by tracey

‘The strip-search of a black girl by police at school in east London was not an isolated case, England’s children’s commissioner has said.’

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BBC News, 8th August 2022

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Warwickshire Police told to improve child protection services Published 2 hours ago – BBC News

Posted August 5th, 2022 in child abuse, children, internet, news, police, sexual offences, statistics by tracey

‘A police force has been told to improve its child protection services after inspectors found a third of cases were dealt with inadequately.’

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BBC News, 5th August 2022

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OIC mixed claims: 14 months on and still no nearer the Court of Appeal – Legal Futures

Posted August 4th, 2022 in appeals, electronic filing, news, personal injuries, statistics by tracey

‘Little progress has been made in the plan to take test cases of so-called mixed claims from the Official Injury Claim (OIC) portal to the Court of Appeal, it admitted yesterday.’

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Legal Futures, 4th August 2022

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Today’s CPS figures show a very worrying trend for domestic abuse victims – Family Law

Posted August 2nd, 2022 in criminal justice, domestic violence, news, statistics, victims by tracey

‘The Domestic Abuse Commissioner, Nicole Jacobs, has said that the latest CPS figures show a very worrying trend for domestic abuse victims.’

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Family Law, 29th July 2022

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Barrister compliance with transparency rules increases sharply – Legal Futures

Posted July 29th, 2022 in barristers, consumer protection, news, statistics by sally

‘The Bar has improved its compliance with the rules on transparency and more consumers are shopping around for potential providers, Bar Standards Board (BSB) research has found.’

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Legal Futures, 29th July 2022

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Women offenders still being jailed despite pledge to cut prisoner numbers, say MPs – The Guardian

Posted July 26th, 2022 in imprisonment, news, reports, select committees, sentencing, statistics, women by sally

‘Ministers have made little progress developing alternatives to custodial sentences for women, MPs have concluded, amid official predictions that the female prison population may rise by a third in the next three years.’

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The Guardian, 26th July 2022

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Premature birth ‘almost twice as likely’ in England’s prisons than outside – The Guardian

Posted July 21st, 2022 in birth, health & safety, imprisonment, news, pregnancy, prisons, statistics, women by sally

‘Female prisoners are almost twice as likely to give birth prematurely as women in the general population, leaving them and their babies at risk, research has revealed.’

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The Guardian, 19th July 2022

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Public uncomfortable with tech firms’ use of court data – Legal Futures

‘Less than a fifth (18%) of the public are comfortable with the use of data from the courts by tech companies, a major study has found.’

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Legal Futures, 21st July 2022

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Research highlights ethnic minority attainment gap on Bar course – Legal Futures

Posted July 20th, 2022 in barristers, diversity, examinations, legal education, news, statistics by sally

‘The attainment gap between ethnic minority and White students in the centrally assessed modules of the Bar professional training course (BPTC) was “broadly similar” to other modules but with a higher impact on pass rates, research by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) has found.’

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Legal Futures, 20th July 2022

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Consumers increasingly shopping around for lawyers, panel finds – Legal Futures

Posted July 19th, 2022 in consumer protection, legal services, news, statistics by sally

‘Regulatory initiatives to encourage consumers to shop around, such as making it easier for them to compare prices, are starting to pay off, according to the Legal Services Consumer Panel’s 11th annual tracker survey.’

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Legal Futures, 19th July 2022

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UK’s ‘quick-fix’ asylum policies criticised in damning MPs’ report – The Guardian

‘Headline grabbing policies such as sending asylum seekers to Rwanda to have their claims processed are failing to halt Channel crossings, which could double by the end of this year, according to a parliamentary report. The home affairs select committee has published a damning and wide ranging report into the failures of Home Office asylum policies, including stopping refugees from crossing the Channel in small boats.’

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The Guardian, 18th July 2022

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Judicial diversity – solicitor numbers continue to dwindle – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 15th, 2022 in barristers, diversity, judiciary, legal profession, news, solicitors, statistics, women by tracey

‘Latest judicial diversity statistics continue to paint a bleak picture for solicitors, with the percentage of non-barristers in post lower than it was in 2014.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 15th July 2022

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Workplace fatalities data highlights employers’ health and safety duties – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 14th, 2022 in accidents, employment, health & safety, news, statistics by tracey

‘The latest data on workplace fatalities in Britain should sharpen the focus of employers on ensuring their workplaces are safe environments for both workers and members of the public, a health and safety expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th July 2022

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Legislation to counter state threats – Home Office

‘This is the government’s response to the Legislation to Counter State Threats (Hostile State Activity) public consultation.’

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Home Office, 12th July 2022

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Female doctors launch campaign against harassment in UK healthcare – The Guardian

Posted July 11th, 2022 in doctors, equality, harassment, hospitals, news, sex discrimination, statistics, women by tracey

‘Female doctors have launched an online campaign that they say exposes shocking gender-based discrimination, harassment and sexual assault in healthcare.’

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The Guardian, 11th July 2022

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Warning of ‘tsunami of online child abuse’ as figures show grooming cases rise – The Independent

‘A “tsunami” of online child abuse is taking place in the UK, the NSPCC has said as it published data showing a more than 80% rise in online grooming crimes being recorded by police over the last four years.’

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The Independent, 5th July 2022

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Watchdogs condemn police response to domestic abuse claims against officers – The Guardian

‘Police forces in England and Wales are responding to reports of their own officers committing domestic abuse in a way that is “significantly harming the public interest”, with just 9% of such allegations leading to criminal charges, a joint watchdog investigation has found.’

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The Guardian, 30th June 2022

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