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  • Independent Review into Self-Inflicted Deaths in NOMS Custody of 18-24 year olds - Call for submissions

    On 6 February 2014 the Justice Secretary announced an independent review into self-inflicted deaths in National Offender Management Service custody of 18-24 year olds and invited Lord Toby Harris, Chair of the Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody to conduct it. Independent Review... More
    Closed 4 years ago
  • Proposed merger of Local Justice Areas in Cambridgeshire

    A consultation proposing a merger of the three current Local Justice Areas of Huntingdonshire, North Cambridgeshire and South Cambridgeshire to create a single Cambridgeshire Bench. It is aimed at magistrates, court users, partners, other judiciary, staff and other parties with an interest in... More
    Closed 4 years ago
  • Balance of competence review information rights

    The Balance of Competences Review was announced by the Foreign Secretary William Hague in July 2012 to examine the balance of competences between the UK and the European Union. The Review is an audit of what the EU does, and how it affects government and the general public in the UK. The... More
    Closed 4 years ago
  • Theft Offences Guideline

    The Sentencing Council is updating guidance for courts so that all theft offences are covered by a consistent set of guidelines. Theft Offences Guideline Consultation (PDF) The Council is seeking the views of as many people as possible interested in the sentencing of theft offences,... More
    Closed 4 years ago
  • Legal Ombudsman and complaints about claims management companies - consultation on the fees framework

    In August 2012 the Government announced its intention for customers’ complaints about poor service provided by authorised claims management companies to be dealt with by the Legal Ombudsman. The Legal Ombudsman will provide a new avenue of redress for clients of claims management companies... More
    Closed 4 years ago
  • Consultation on changes to MoJ statistics

    This consultation sets out a number of proposed changes to MoJ publications in relation to civil and criminal justice matters. Consultation on changes to MoJ Statistics (PDF) There will be no loss of information from these changes. However, the structure of publications and timing of... More
    Closed 4 years ago
  • Judicial Appointments Commission Triennial Review 2014 - call for evidence

    Triennial Review Programme The landscape for public bodies is undergoing significant reform to increase transparency and accountability, to cut out duplication of activity, and to discontinue activities which are no longer needed. The reform programme includes the requirement for... More
    Closed 4 years ago
  • Claims management regulation

    In December 2013, the Compensation Act 2006 was amended by the Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013 to give the Secretary of State power to make regulations that would enable the Claims Management Regulator to impose a financial penalty on any regulated claims management company found... More
    Closed 4 years ago
  • Review of Veterans within the Criminal Justice System Call for Evidence

    On 11 January 2014, Chris Grayling announced a review into the rehabilitation needs of ex-Armed Services personnel convicted of criminal offences and given a custodial or community sentence. The aim is to identify properly the reasons for ex-Service personnel ending up in the justice system,... More
    Closed 4 years ago
  • Court bundles: proposed changes to the legal aid Family Advocacy Scheme

    The Government needs to revise the current legal aid Family Advocacy Scheme as a result of proposed changes to Practice Direction 27A (PD 27A). Currently there is no particular limit on the size of a court bundle. Under the legal aid Family Advocacy Scheme, different payments are made to... More
    Closed 4 years ago
  • Proposed merger of the North-East Suffolk, South-East Suffolk and West Suffolk Local Justice Areas

    A consultation proposing a merger of the three current Local Justice Areas of North-East Suffolk, South-East Suffolk and West Suffolk and to merge the three Benches. It is aimed at court uers, partners, magistrates, judiciary, staff and other parties with an interest in the... More
    Closed 4 years ago
  • Court fees: proposals for reform

    The courts play a vital role in our democracy. They provide access to justice for those who need it, help to maintain social order and support the proper functioning of the economy. They: deal with those accused of committing crimes, acquitting the innocent and convicting and punishing... More
    Closed 4 years ago
  • Balance of Competences Fundamental Rights Review

    The Balance of Competences Review was announced by the Foreign Secretary William Hague in July 2012 to examine the balance of competences between the UK and the European Union. The Review is an audit of what the EU does, and how it affects government and the general public in the UK. This... More
    Closed 5 years ago
  • Parole Board for England and Wales Triennial Review 2013

    Triennial review programme The public bodies sector is being reformed to stop the repetition of work and stop activities that aren’t needed. It is important that we run public services efficiently and effectively. The reform programme will mean Non-Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs) will... More
    Closed 5 years ago
  • Consultation on out of court disposals

    We are consulting in order to give the public and practitioners an opportunity to share their thoughts and experiences of out of court disposals (OOCDs) and their use, and consider how they might be reformed. We want to pull together the knowledge, expertise, experience and opinions of... More
    Closed 5 years ago
  • Proposals to amend the Conduct of Authorised Persons Rules: The Financial Services Perspective

    The Claims Management Regulator proposes to make changes to the Conduct of Authorised Persons Rules that authorised claims management companies need to follow when submitting claims on behalf of consumers. The changes aim to address issues identifed by stakeholders that have reported poor... More
    Closed 5 years ago
  • Proposed changes to listing arrangements for Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Magistrates’ Courts

    HM Courts and Tribunals Service and the Justices’ Issues Groups for Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire are committed to delivering speedy summary justice by running an efficient, effective and accessible courts system which delivers timely justice in accessible buildings with suitable facilities... More
    Closed 5 years ago
  • Transforming management of young adults in custody

    We are proposing a new approach to managing young adults that takes into account the challenges of this age group as well as ensuring they benefit from wider reforms. Transforming Management of Young Adults in Custody Trawsnewid y Gwaith o Reoli Oedolion Ifanc yn y Ddalfa Many young... More
    Closed 5 years ago
  • Regulation fees paid by claims management companies

    This consultation invites views on the fees for applications for authorisation and annual fees for the regulation year 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015 for claims management companies. More
    Closed 5 years ago
  • Transforming the services of the Office of the Public Guardian - enabling digital by default

    Our consultation paper ‘Transforming the Services of the Office of the Public Guardian’, published on 27 July 2012, invited comments on a range of issues related to the Office of the Public Guardian’s (OPG) aspiration to deliver its services digitally by default. In our response, published... More
    Closed 5 years ago
  • Supporting the introduction of the single Family Court – Proposed changes to Family legal aid remuneration schemes

    This consultation sets out the Government’s proposals for amendments to the current family legal aid remuneration schemes in England and Wales, which are required as a result of the planned introduction of the new single Family Court (FC). We anticipate that the proposals set out in this... More
    Closed 5 years ago
  • Costs protection in defamation and privacy claims: the Government’s proposals

    Costs protection protects parties from the costs that they might have to pay to the other side in civil litigation. Our proposals are designed to help people and organisations of modest means to be able to bring and defend defamation and privacy claims without the fear of having to pay... More
    Closed 5 years ago
  • Cynnig ar ddyfodol Llys Ynadon Castell Nedd

    Mae’r ymgynghoriad hwn yn cynnig cau Llys Ynadon Castell Nedd a throsglwyddo’r gwaith i Lys Ynadon Abertawe, yn ogystal ag uno Mainc Castell Nedd a Phort Talbot gyda Mainc Abertawe. Mae’r safle mewn ardal sy’n cael ei ailddatblygu’n sylweddol... More
    Closed 5 years ago
  • Proposal on the future of Neath Magistrates' Court

    This is a consultation proposal to close Neath Magistrates' Court and transfer the work to Swansea Magistrates' Court and merge the Neath and Port Talbot Bench and Swansea Bench. This site is in an area of significant redevelopment by Neath and Port Talbot County Borough Council following... More
    Closed 5 years ago
  • Transforming Legal Aid: Next Steps

    Nearly 16,000 responses were received following the Transforming Legal Aid consultation published in April . In addition to these, the Ministry of Justice held 14 stakeholder events throughout the consultation period. The responses are summarised at Annex B . All views expressed have been... More
    Closed 5 years ago
  • Judicial Review: proposals for further reform

    Introduction The Government is inviting views on potential measures for the further reform of judicial review. The measures aim to tackle the burden that the growth in unmeritorious judicial reviews has placed on stretched public services whilst protecting access to justice and the rule of... More
    Closed 5 years ago
  • Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 - Shared Buildings Regulations

    The Consultation seeks views on draft Regulations which provide arrangements for the registration of shared religious buildings to solemnize marriages of same sex couples. More
    Closed 5 years ago
  • Law Commission: 12th Programme of Law Reform

    The Law Commission carries out law reform projects with the aim of making the law fair, simple, clear and cost-effective. We are currently consulting on what new areas of law should be addressed in our next programme of law reform. To do this, we are asking: where is the law failing to work... More
    Closed 5 years ago
  • Comisiwn y Gyfraith: 12th Raglen Diwygio'r Gyfraith

    Mae Comisiwn y Gyfraith yn ymgymryd â phrosiectau diwygio'r gyfraith gyda'r bwriad o wneud y gyfraith yn deg, syml, clir a chost-effeithiol. Ar hyn o bryd rydym yn ymgynghori ar ba feysydd newydd ddylai cael eu trin yn ein rhaglen nesaf o ddiwygio'r gyfraith. I wneud hyn, rydym yn gofyn: yn... More
    Closed 5 years ago
  • Fraud, bribery and money laundering offences draft guideline

    The Sentencing Council is updating guidance for courts so that all fraud offences are covered by a consistent set of guidelines that will also deal with corporate offenders. The Council is seeking the views of as many people as possible interested in the sentencing of fraud, bribery and money... More
    Closed 5 years ago
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