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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Reforming mesothelioma claims

    This is a consultation on a package of reforms to the procedures governing mesothelioma claims in England and Wales. Mesothelioma is an aggressive and, sadly, terminal occupational disease. Approximately 2,200 people currently die in England and Wales each year from this terrible condition,... More
    Closed 5 years ago
  • Review of Legal Services Regulation

    To obtain more information about the challenges legal service providers face the Ministry of Justice is conducting a review of the legal services statutory framework. The review, part of the Government's red tape challenge, will consider what could be done to simplify the regulatory framework... More
    Closed 5 years ago
  • Consultation on draft rules in relation to non-contentious probate business in England and Wales

    This is a consultation produced by the President of the Family Division’s Working Group detailing the proposed amendments to the Non-Contentious Probate Rules 1987. The consultation is aimed at those interested in the administration of estates, members of the public and probate practitioners... More
    Closed 5 years ago
  • Proposal on the future of North Liverpool Community Justice Centre

    This is a consultation proposal to close the North Liverpool Community Justice Centre and transfer the work of the Centre, and the principles of its problem solving approach, of the court to Sefton Magistrates' Court. North Liverpool Community Justice Centre has operated from its Boundary... More
    Closed 5 years ago
  • Crime and Courts Act 2013: Consultation on the application of the equal merit provision

    The Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) is interested in views on potential approaches to the application of the provisions in Part 2 of Schedule 13 to the Crime and Courts Act 2013 (CCA) relating to diversity considerations where candidates for judicial office are of equal merit. The... More
    Closed 5 years ago
  • Balance of Competences Review: Call for Evidence on Civil Judicial Cooperation (including family matters)

    The Balance of Competences Review, launched by the Government last summer, is an opportunity for people to have their say on what the EU does and how it affects the UK. This piece of work will deepen our understanding of EU membership, and help shape the UK’s policies in relation to the EU. ... More
    Closed 5 years ago
  • Standards for expert witnesses in the family courts in England and Wales

    This is a consultation on minimum standards for expert witnesses providing evidence in the family courts in proceedings relating to children in England and Wales. The consultation is aimed at experts, the professional and regulatory bodies for the professions from which experts are drawn, and... More
    Closed 5 years ago
  • Environmental offences guideline

    The aim of the guideline is to address the need for improved guidance in this area and remove inconsistencies in sentencing, including the levels of fines being given. The Council is seeking views on: the principal factors that make an environmental offence more or... More
    Closed 5 years ago
  • Transforming Legal Aid: Delivering a more credible and efficient system

    Executive Summary 1.1 This consultation sets out the Government’s proposals for further reform of the legal aid system in England and Wales. 1.2 As set out in the Introduction, against a backdrop of continuing financial pressure on public finances, we need to continue to bear down on... More
    Closed 5 years ago
  • Assessment Notices under the Data Protection Act 1998 - Extension of the Information Commissioner’s Powers

    This consultation paper sets out our proposal to extend the powers of the Information Commissioner to carry out compulsory assessments of NHS bodies’ compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and its data protection principles. It seeks views from NHS data controllers across the United... More
    Closed 5 years ago
  • Fee remissions for the courts and tribunals

    This consultation paper sets our proposals for reform of the fee remissions system, which ensures that access to justice is maintained for those individuals on lower incomes who would otherwise have difficultly paying a fee to use court or tribunal services. The objective of these reform... More
    Closed 5 years ago
  • Improving the Code of Practice for Victims of Crime

    This consultation sets out the Government’s plans to reform the Victims’ Code to give victims clearer entitlements from criminal justice agencies and to better tailor service to individual need. It is aimed at all criminal justice agencies, victims of crime and businesses. The consultation... More
    Closed 5 years ago
  • Damages Act 1996: the discount rate - review of the legal framework

    This consultation paper seeks views on two subjects relating to the setting of the discount rate under section 1 of the Damages Act 1996: Whether the legal parameters defining how the rate is set should be changed. Whether there is a case for encouraging the use of periodical... More
    Closed 5 years ago
  • Draft Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Bill

    Introduction Consultation on the draft Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Bill. This Bill gives effect to the recommendations in parts 2–7 of the Law Commission’s report, Intestacy and family provision claims on death. The consultation is aimed at those with an interest in... More
    Closed 5 years ago
  • Transforming Youth Custody: Putting education at the heart of detention

    ‘Transforming Youth Custody: Putting education at the heart of detention’ describes the Government’s plans for placing high quality education at the centre of youth custody. Plans to reform youth custody will see young people appropriately punished while at the same time learning to take... More
    Closed 5 years ago
  • Implementing the coroner reforms in Part 1 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009

    This consultation paper sets out our proposals for implementing the coroner reforms in Part 1 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009. It seeks views on proposed coroner investigation regulations, inquest rules, fee and allowance regulations, coroner areas, and statutory guidance for bereaved... More
    Closed 6 years ago
  • Sexual offences guideline: Rape and assault offences

    This is part of a wider consultation on a new guideline for sentencing sexual offences. This section considers the offences of rape, assault by penetration, sexual assault and sexual activity without consent. The draft guidelines are for offenders who are over 18 years of age who have... More
    Closed 6 years ago
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