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  • Overarching Principles: Sentencing offenders with Mental Health Conditions or Disorders Consultation

    What is the Sentencing Council? The Sentencing Council is the independent body responsible for developing sentencing guidelines which courts in England and Wales must follow when passing a sentence. The Council consults on proposed guidelines before they come into force and makes... More
    Closes in 3 months
  • Consultation on coronial investigations of stillbirths

    A stillbirth is a tragedy which has a profound effect upon bereaved families. We are committed to ensuring that, wherever possible we do all we can to ensure that when such a tragedy occurs, lessons are learnt and changes made to prevent avoidable stillbirths in the future. Our... More
    Closes in 2 months
  • Fixed recoverable costs consultation

    This is a consultation on extending Fixed Recoverable Costs in civil cases in England and Wales, following Sir Rupert Jackson’s 2017 report. Fixed Recoverable Costs (FRC) prescribe the amount of damages that can be claimed back from a losing party in civil litigation; they are a way of... More
    Closes in 2 months
  • Expanded Explanations in Sentencing Guidelines

    What is the Sentencing Council? The Sentencing Council is the independent body responsible for developing sentencing guidelines which courts in England and Wales must follow when passing a sentence. The Council consults on its proposed guidelines before they come into force and makes... More
    Closes in 1 month
  • Future Provision of Medical Reports in Road Traffic Accident related personal injury claims

    The government is conducting a short, focused consultation to seek views on a revised medical reporting process for unrepresented claimants. As part of its whiplash reform programme, the government is making changes via the Civil Procedure Rules to increase the small claims track... More
    Closes in 1 month
  • Enforcement of possession orders and alignment of procedures in the county court and high court

    The Civil Procedure Rule Committee (“CPRC”) is responsible, under the provisions of the Civil Procedure Act 1997 (“the 1997 Act”), for making rules of court governing the practice and procedure to be followed in the High Court and the County Court, and to do so with a view to securing... More
    Closes in 2 weeks
  • Law Commission survey on exercising the right to manage

    This survey accompanies the consultation on exercising the right to manage (“RTM”) being conducted by the Law Commission for England and Wales. The purpose of this survey is to collect information on leaseholders' experiences of the current RTM process. This information will provide part... More
    Closes in 1 week
  • Law Commission consultation on RTM: Leasehold home ownership: exercising the right to manage

    This is a public consultation by the Law Commission of England and Wales. The right to manage (“RTM”) was introduced to give leaseholders control over the management of their buildings. Leaseholders can set up an RTM company, which can then acquire the landlord’s management... More
    Closes in 1 week
  • Law Commission consultation on simplifying the Immigration Rules

    This is a public consultation by the Law Commission for England and Wales. Topic of this consultation: This consultation paper reviews the Immigration Rules in order to identify the underlying causes of their complexity, and to identify principles under which they can be... More
    Closes in 1 week
  • Law Commission consultation on reinvigorating commonhold: the alternative to leasehold ownership

    This is a public consultation by the Law Commission for England and Wales. Commonhold is an alternative form of property ownership which allows homeowners to own the freehold of their flats. Our commonhold project looks at aspects of the law of commonhold which may be... More
    Closed 1 month ago
  • Revising the Mental Capacity Act 2005 Code of Practice: Call for evidence

    The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005 , covering England and Wales, is designed to protect and empower people who may currently lack the mental capacity to make their own decisions about their care and treatment; or who have capacity but wish to make preparations for a time when they may lack... More
    Closed 1 month ago
  • Law Commissions' consultation on Automated Vehicles: A Preliminary Consultation Paper

    This is a public consultation by the Law Commission for England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission. We are reviewing the regulatory framework for the safe deployment of automated vehicles in the UK. We recommend that consultees read the consultation paper ... More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Review of enforcement agent (bailiff) reforms: call for evidence

    This call for evidence asks about people’s experiences of the 2014 reforms which regulate how enforcement agents (bailiffs) operate. The government is conducting the second post-implementation review of regulations which were introduced in 2014 to regulate the operation of enforcement... More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017: Implementing the Act

    The Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017 was passed to help families and others trying to cope with the effects of a disappearance of a loved one. The Act creates a legal framework for those left behind to secure the appointment of a trusted person to use and look after the property... More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Law Commission Consultation on Employment Law Hearing Structures

    This is a public consultation by the Law Commission for England and Wales. The project addresses the problem of shared and exclusive jurisdiction in the fields of discrimination and employment law. This has generated boundary issues between the courts and the Employment... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • Law Commission consultation on leasehold home ownership: buying your freehold or extending your lease

    This is a public consultation by the Law Commission for England and Wales. What is this consultation about? Leasehold enfranchisement law concerns those who own property on a long lease. The enfranchisement legislation gives these leaseholders several... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • Law Commission leaseholder survey

    This leaseholder survey (link below) accompanies the main response form for the leasehold enfranchisement consultation that is being conducted by the Law Commission for England and Wales. That response form can be accessed at: ... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • Reform of the legal requirements for divorce

    The breakdown of a marriage is a difficult time for families. The decision to divorce is often a very painful one. Where children are involved, the effects in particular where there is ongoing conflict, can be profound. Under current law in England and Wales, couples must either live apart... More
    Closed 4 months ago
  • Establishing an Independent Public Advocate

    The government is committed to introducing an Independent Public Advocate who will act for bereaved families after a public disaster and support them at inquests and inquiries. This consultation sets out our proposals for the role of the Independent Public Advocate, exploring how they... More
    Closed 5 months ago
  • Law Commission consultation on the electronic execution of documents

    This is a public consultation by the Law Commission for England and Wales. The law relating to signatures and other formal documentary requirements has a history spanning centuries. As far back as 1677, the Statute of Frauds required certain documents to be in writing and signed. It... More
    Closed 5 months ago
  • Amending the Advocates’ Graduated Fee Scheme

    This consultation brings forward proposals for allocating an additional £15 million of spending to the Advocates’ Graduated Fee Scheme (AGFS). The AGFS is the fee scheme through which criminal defence advocates are paid for carrying out publicly funded work in the Crown Court. More
    Closed 6 months ago
  • Strengthening probation, building confidence

    The Ministry of Justice is responsible for providing probation services in England and Wales. These are delivered via the public-sector National Probation Service and through contracts with Community Rehabilitation Companies. This consultation seeks feedback on proposed changes to the... More
    Closed 7 months 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
    Closed 7 months ago
  • 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
    Closed 8 months 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
    Closed 8 months 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
    Closed 8 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
    Closed 9 months ago
  • Transforming the response to domestic abuse (Sign Language version)

    This consultation seeks to address domestic abuse at every stage from prevention through to rehabilitation. It references the connections and provisions of cross-sector agencies and departments and reinforces the Government’s aim to make domestic abuse everyone’s business. More
    Closed 9 months ago
  • Arson and Criminal Damage Offences Guidelines

    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. The Council’s remit extends to allow consultation on the sentencing of offenders following conviction. Why... More
    Closed 10 months ago
  • Transforming the response to domestic abuse (short version)

    Joint Home Secretary and Justice Secretary foreword All forms of violence and abuse are unacceptable but it is particularly shocking when it is carried out by those who are supposedly closest to the victims, and by those who profess to love the very people that they subject to terrible... More
    Closed 1 year ago
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