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  • Review of legal aid for inquests

    An inquest is a distinct judicial process. It is a public hearing held to determine who the deceased was, and how, when and where they died. It can be a traumatic ordeal for the bereaved, both in hearing how their loved ones died and through the frustration in the search for answers. ... More
    Opened 1 day ago
  • Part 39 Civil Procedure Rules: proposed changes

    The proposed changes in this consultation are from the Civil Procedure Rule Committee (CPRC) but the consultation is being undertaken by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). More
    Opened 1 week ago
  • General sentencing guideline for use where there is no offence specific guideline

    What is this consultation about? The Sentencing Council is consulting on a draft General sentencing guideline for use where there is no offence specific guideline. A link to the draft guideline can be found here . What is the Sentencing Council? The Sentencing Council is the... More
    Opened 1 month ago
  • Public Order Offences

    What is the Sentencing Council? The Sentencing Council is the independent body responsible for developing sentencing guidelines for the courts to use when passing a sentence. Part of the Council’s remit [1] is to conduct public consultations on guidelines for the sentencing of offenders.... More
    Opened 2 months ago
  • Reconsideration of Parole Board decisions: Creating a new and open system

    In January 2018, the Secretary of State launched a Review into the law, policy and procedure relating to parole decisions, focussing on the following four work strands: the law, policy, guidance and practice relating to challenges to Parole Board decision making the transparency of... More
    Opened 3 months ago
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