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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 5 years ago
  • Sexual Offences Guideline: Offences against those with a mental disorder

    This is part of a wider consultation on a new guideline for sentencing sexual offences. This section considers a number of offences designed to protect some of society’s most vulnerable adults who have a mental disorder. The Sexual Offences Act 2003 overhauled previous legislation in this... More
    Closed 5 years ago
  • Sexual Offences Guideline: Offences where the victim is a child

    This is part of a wider consultation on a new guideline for sentencing sexual offences. This section considers offences where the victim is a child and the offender is over the age of 18. The definition of ‘child’ varies between offences in the Sexual Offences Act 2003. Generally, a... More
    Closed 5 years ago
  • Sexual Offences Guideline: Other sexual offences

    This is part of a wider consultation on a new guideline for sentencing sexual offences. The offences that will be dealt with in this part of the consultation are: exposure; voyeurism; sex with an adult relative; and preparatory offences (administering a... More
    Closed 5 years ago
  • Sexual Offences Guideline: Indecent images of children

    This is part of a wider consultation on a new guideline for sentencing sexual offences. This section covers offences relating to indecent images of children. These offences relate to photographs (including moving images) and also images made, for example, on a computer but which look... More
    Closed 5 years ago
  • Sexual Offences Guideline: Child sex offences committed by young offenders under the age of 18

    This is part of a wider consultation on a new guideline for sentencing sexual offences. The offences that will be dealt with in this part of the consultation are: sexual activity with a child; causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity; sexual activity... More
    Closed 5 years ago
  • Sexual Offences Guideline: Exploitation offences

    This is part of a wider consultation on a new guideline for sentencing sexual offences. This section deals with offences concerning the commercial sexual exploitation of both adults and children. The offences that will be dealt with in this part of the consultation are: Sexual... More
    Closed 5 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 5 years ago
  • Reducing the number and cost of whiplash claims

    The Government is committed to finding ways of tackling fraudulent and exaggerated whiplash claims, whilst ensuring that people who have suffered a genuine neck injury should continue to be able to get appropriate compensation. However, increases in claims for compensation relating to whiplash... More
    Closed 5 years ago
  • Contempt of Court

    The law governing contempt of court is vast. Several specialist textbooks devote hundreds of pages to the topic. The number of different contempt offences is equally huge. Our work is necessarily constrained by the time and resources available and it would not be possible to produce meaningful... More
    Closed 5 years ago
  • Transforming Rehabilitation - a revolution in the way we manage offenders

    ‘Transforming Rehabilitation – a revolution in the way we manage offenders’ describes the Government’s proposals for reforming the delivery of offender services in the community to reduce reoffending rates whilst delivering improved value for money for the tax payer. The proposals set... More
    Closed 5 years ago
  • Youth Justice Board triennial review 2013

    Triennial Review programme The Government’s response to the Public Administration Select Committee report ‘Smaller Government: Shrinking the Quango state’ sets out the plans for reforming public bodies. It includes new Triennial Review requirements for Non-Departmental Public Bodies... More
    Closed 5 years ago
  • Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority Triennial Review - call for evidence

    The Government’s response to the Public Administration Select Committee report ‘Smaller Government: Shrinking the Quango state’ sets out the plans for reforming public bodies. It includes new Triennial Review requirements for Non-Departmental Public Bodies (NDPB). Triennial Reviews are... More
    Closed 5 years ago
  • Law Commission Triennial Review - call for evidence

    The Government’s response to the Public Administration Select Committee report ‘Smaller Government: Shrinking the Quango state’ sets out the plans for reforming public bodies. It includes new Triennial Review requirements for Non-Departmental Public Bodies (NDPB). Triennial Reviews are... More
    Closed 5 years ago
  • Fee remissions in the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber)

    The consultation is aimed at anyone who has an interest in immigration, asylum and nationality matters or who would be affected by the removal of legal aid for most non-detention immigration appeals when the relevant provisions of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012... More
    Closed 5 years ago
  • Judicial Review: proposals for reform

    The Government is seeking views on a package of measures to stem the growth in applications for judicial reviews. The measures aim to tackle the burden that this growth has placed on stretched public services whilst protecting access to justice and the rule of law. The engagement exercise seeks... 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 2013 to 31 March 2014 and initial views on a fees framework for complaints handling by the Legal Ombudsman. This consultation is primarily aimed at persons authorised... More
    Closed 5 years ago
  • Criminal Cases Review Commission Triennial Review - call for evidence

    Triennial Review programme The Government’s response to the Public Administration Select Committee report ‘Smaller Government: Shrinking the Quango state’ sets out the plans for reforming public bodies. It includes new Triennial Review requirements for Non-Departmental Public Bodies... More
    Closed 5 years ago
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