Train firms ordered to stop misusing cancellation loophole – The Independent

Posted January 20th, 2023 in news, railways, statistics, transport by tracey

‘Train operators have been ordered by a regulator to stop misusing a process which removes services from schedules without them being classed as cancelled.’

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The Independent, 20th January 2023

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No action taken on 90% of complaints against police officers, figures show – The Independent

Posted January 13th, 2023 in complaints, disciplinary procedures, news, police, professional conduct, statistics by tracey

‘No action has been taken on almost 90 per cent of complaints against police in England and Wales, figures show. Of over 86,000 allegations handled under an official process in 2021-22, a tiny 0.2 per cent resulted in disciplinary proceedings.’

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The Independent, 12th January 2023

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Football banning orders in England and Wales up 230% on last season – The Guardian

Posted January 12th, 2023 in drug offences, hate crime, news, public order, sport, statistics by sally

‘Football banning orders issued in relation to matches in England and Wales have increased notably in the first half of this season compared with the same period last season, according to police figures.’

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The Guardian, 12th January 2023

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Rape response overhaul delivers progress – Ministry of Justice

‘Victims are seeing significant improvements in the criminal justice system’s response to rape, a new report has revealed today.’

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Ministry of Justice, 15th December 2022

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Half of black British police suffer racial incidents from colleagues, survey finds – The Guardian

Posted December 16th, 2022 in bullying, diversity, equality, harassment, news, police, race discrimination, racism, statistics by tracey

‘More than half of Britain’s black police officers and staff suffered racial incidents from colleagues in the past year, a survey has found.’

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The Guardian,15th December 2022

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Big disparity in Bar course pass rates across providers – Legal Futures

Posted December 12th, 2022 in barristers, examinations, legal education, news, pupillage, statistics by sally

‘There is a significant attainment gap between providers of the Bar training course, ranging from a pass rate of 94% at the highest to 49% at the lowest.’

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Legal Futures, 12th December 2022

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Wait time for county court trials reaches new all-time high – Legal Futures

Posted December 6th, 2022 in coronavirus, county courts, delay, news, reports, statistics by sally

‘The time between issue and trial for fast- and multi-track claims has now exceeded 75 weeks, the longest this century, according to the latest government figures.’

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Legal Futures, 6th December 2022

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Black Londoners three times more likely to be stopped than white – BBC News

Posted December 6th, 2022 in London, minorities, news, police, statistics, stop and search by sally

‘Black Londoners are still three times more likely to be stopped and searched than white Londoners, latest figures from the London mayor’s office show.’

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BBC News, 5th December 2022

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Race at the Bar progress report: Much to celebrate, much more to do – The Bar Council

Posted December 2nd, 2022 in barristers, diversity, equality, news, race discrimination, statistics by tracey

‘One year on from the ground-breaking Race at the Bar report, the Bar Council has published an interim progress report on action being taken across the Bar to address race inequality.’

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The Bar Council, 30th November 2022

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MoJ: Number of unrepresented claimants is not measure of OIC success – Legal Futures

‘The fact that fewer than 10% of claimants use the Official Injury Claim (OIC) portal without legal representation does not mean the system has failed to deliver, the government said yesterday.’

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Legal Futures, 30th November 2022

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‘Deeply unjust’ postcode lottery putting lives of domestic abuse victims at risk – The Independent

Posted November 30th, 2022 in bills, domestic violence, news, reports, statistics, victims by sally

‘The Domestic Abuse Commissioner has warned a “deeply unjust” postcode lottery is putting the lives of victims at risk in a report that maps services nationally for the first time ever.’

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The Independent, 29th November 2022

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Nine in ten councils report backlog in planning enforcement cases amid 43% drop in spending on planning as a whole – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 29th, 2022 in delay, enforcement, local government, news, planning, reports, statistics by sally

‘A £364m reduction in yearly local authority spending on planning has led to “major challenges in resourcing, skills and performance” for planning authorities, new research has revealed.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 28th November 2022

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So-called honour-based abuse inquiry launched – Family Law

‘The Women and Equalities Committee launch an inquiry into so-called honour-based abuse, as part of its work on preventing violence against women and girls.’

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Family Law, 21st November 2022

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Instagram ‘wrong’ to take down drill music video – BBC News

Posted November 23rd, 2022 in artistic works, gangs, internet, news, police, statistics, violence by sally

‘The owner of Instagram has been told it should not have removed a drill music video.’

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BBC News, 22nd November 2022

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The UK asylum backlog and increased use of immigration detention are negatively impacting children’s welfare – EIN Blog

‘Children and their parents make up a significant part of the population seeking asylum in the UK, but this receives limited attention in public discourse. Ilona Pinter draws on the UK government’s data, alongside additional research, to explore how children and families are being affected by the growing asylum backlog and the increasing use of immigration detention.’

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EIN Blog, 22nd November 2022

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Mental health may be biggest factor in UK homicides, study finds – The Guardian

Posted November 15th, 2022 in gangs, homicide, mental health, news, reports, statistics by sally

‘Mental health problems may more often be a factor in homicides than gang membership, with most killings potentially preventable, a study suggests.’

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The Guardian, 14th November 2022

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Thousands of asylum seekers ‘in limbo’ waiting years for Home Office decision – The Independent

Posted November 14th, 2022 in asylum, delay, government departments, housing, immigration, news, refugees, statistics by tracey

‘Tens of thousands of migrants are waiting more than a year for a decision on their asylum claim, with hundreds waiting over five years, figures show.’

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The Independent, 14th November 2022

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Burnett: “I can’t magic up lawyers to help reduce Crown Court backlog” – Legal Futures

‘It will be “very difficult” for the Crown Court to achieve the government’s target of reducing the backlog to 53,000 cases by 2025, the Lord Chief Justice has warned MPs.’

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Legal Futures, 9th November 2022

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Eight in 10 rape charges tried by UK military courts end without conviction – The Guardian

Posted November 3rd, 2022 in armed forces, courts martial, news, prosecutions, rape, sexual offences, statistics by sally

‘A scandal over sexual abuse in the submarine service has deepened as it emerged that eight in 10 rape charges tried by a military court martial over the past three years ended without conviction.’

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The Guardian, 2nd November 2022

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Law Society calls for Mental Health Act reform to be prioritised after data shows disproportionate impact on Black British people – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Law Society has said that reforming the Mental Health Act “must be a priority for the government” after annual statistics on the Mental Health Act have revealed that Black British people are still disproportionately affected in terms of detention and treatment compared to white people.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 1st November 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk