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  • Immigration legal aid fees and the online system: Call for Evidence

    The Ministry of Justice is seeking evidence on the role and features of the online system in the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber), which will be used to inform the future policy on legal aid fees. The Ministry of Justice welcomes responses from all interested parties, to ensure that future fees are reflective of the introduction of the online system, and that legal aid practitioners are remunerated for their work in representing some of the most vulnerable... More
    Closed 2 December 2021
  • Proposed new prisons in Wethersfield - Public Consultation

    The Ministry of Justice is seeking the views of residents and businesses on proposed plans for two new prisons in the Braintree District. Having reviewed a number of sites across the country, we believe that land at the Wethersfield Air Base Site in Braintree would be an appropriate location two new prisons. Before we progress with these proposals, we want to engage with you and your local community to ensure your views are considered and to share with... More
    Closed 8 November 2021
  • Dispute resolution in England and Wales: Call for Evidence

    This Call for Evidence is seeking evidence on Dispute Resolution from all interested parties, the judiciary, legal profession, mediators and other dispute resolvers, academics, the advice sector, court users. We are particularly interested in collecting evidence from individuals or organisations with data to share on the relevant questions; or those who have had experience of dispute resolution within and outside of the courts system to support the development of more effective dispute... More
    Closed 31 October 2021
  • Modernising Lasting Powers of Attorney

    The lasting power of attorney (LPA) was introduced in 2007. It was designed to provide more flexibility and greater protections than its predecessor, the enduring power of attorney (EPA). However, the world is changing and people increasingly want to access services digitally. Digital channels provide many opportunities to improve access and speed of service, but they also require us to think anew about the safeguards we put in place in such systems. It’s for... More
    Closed 13 October 2021
  • Law Commission consultation on regulating coal tip safety in Wales

    This is a public consultation by the Law Commission for England and Wales. If you would like to respond to this consultation in Welsh, please click here . The current legislation relating to coal tips does not provide an effective management framework for disused coal tips in the twenty-first century. The Welsh Government has asked the Law Commission to evaluate current legislation and to consider options for new legislation to ensure a robust,... More
    Closed 10 September 2021
  • Ymgynghoriad Comisiwn y Gyfraith ar reoleiddio diogelwch tomennydd glo yng Nghymru

    Ymgynghoriad cyhoeddus gan Gomisiwn y Gyfraith ar gyfer Cymru a Lloegr yw hon. Os ydych eisiau ymateb i'r ymgynghoriad yn Saesneg, pwyswch yma . Nid yw’r ddeddfwriaeth bresennol sy’n ymwneud a thomenni glo yn darparu fframwaith effeithlon ar gyfer rheoli tomenni glo anweithredol yn yr unfed ganrif ar hugain. Mae Llywodraeth Cymru wedi gofyn i Gomisiwn y Gyfraith i werthuso deddfwriaeth bresennol ac ystyried opsiynau ar gyfer deddfwriaeth newydd i sicrhau system reoleiddio gadarn,... More
    Closed 10 September 2021
  • Firearms Importation Offences

    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 changes to the guidelines as a result of consultations. What is this consultation about? The Council is proposing to issue a sentencing guideline for offences of importation of... More
    Closed 8 September 2021
  • Revised Burglary Guidelines 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 changes to the guidelines as a result of consultations. Why Burglary offences? The Sentencing Council’s Burglary Offences Definitive Guideline was the second guideline developed by... More
    Closed 1 September 2021
  • Law Commission consultation on corporate criminal liability

    This is a public consultation by the Law Commission for England and Wales. This project concerns the criminal liability of legal persons, such as companies and limited liability partnerships. At present such legal persons usually may only be convicted of a criminal offence if it is an offence without any fault element, sometimes known as a “strict liability” offence, or because an individual or group of individuals who are very senior within the organisation has the... More
    Closed 31 August 2021
  • Sexual Offences Guidelines Consultation

    Why these amendments to the sexual offences guidelines? The current definitive sexual offences guidelines were published in 2013 and came into force in 2014. This consultation seeks views on a number of proposed amendments to existing sexual offences guidelines to provide greater clarity and to reflect Court of Appeal case law, and also seeks views on a new draft guideline for the relatively new offence of sexual communication with a child. The case of Privett and... More
    Closed 13 August 2021
  • Proposed new prison in Market Harborough: Public Consultation

    The Ministry of Justice is seeking the views of residents and businesses on proposed plans for a new prison near Market Harborough. Having reviewed a number of sites across the country, we believe that land next to HMP Gartree, near Market Harborough would be an appropriate location for a new prison. Before we progress with these proposals, we want to engage with you and your local community to ensure your views are considered and to share with you the benefits that... More
    Closed 2 August 2021
  • Law Commission: 14th Programme of Law Reform

    Dear consultee, Thank you for your interest in the Law Commission and our 14 th Programme of Law Reform. Your contribution will help to shape law reform priorities for the next three to four years. The Law Commission carries out law reform projects with the aim of making the law fair, modern, simple and cost-effective. The purpose of this consultation is to establish what new areas of law we should review in our next programme. To do this we are asking you to tell us where you... More
    Closed 31 July 2021
  • Comisiwn y Gyfraith: 14eg Rhaglen o Ddiwygio'r Gyfraith

    Annwyl ymgynghorai, Diolch am eich diddordeb yng Nghomisiwn y Gyfraith ac ein 14eg Rhaglen o Ddiwygio’r Gyfraith. Fe fydd eich cyfraniad yn helpu llunio ein blaenoriaethau diwygio’r gyfraith am y tair i bedair blynedd nesaf. Mae Comisiwn y Gyfraith yn diwygio’r gyfraith er mwyn sicrhau bod y gyfraith yn deg, modern, syml a chost effeithlon. Bwriad yr ymgynghoriad yma ydy i benderfynu pa feysydd o’r gyfraith sydd angen eu hadolygu yn y rhaglen nesaf. I wneud... More
    Closed 31 July 2021
  • Law Commission call for evidence on digital assets

    This is a public call for evidence by the Law Commission for England and Wales. The topic of this call for evidence is digital assets. We are seeking views about, and evidence of, the ways in which digital assets are being used , treated and dealt with by market participants. It also seeks views on the potential consequences of digital assets being “possessable”. Call for evidence: Click here for more information about this project and to view the call for evidence. ... More
    Closed 30 July 2021
  • Law Commission consultation on electronic trade documents

    This is a public consultation by the Law Commission for England and Wales. We are conducting a public consultation on provisional proposals to allow for electronic trade documents, such as electronic bills of lading and bills of exchange, to have the same effect in law as their paper equivalents. For more information about this project, click here . We recommend that consultees read the consultation paper before... More
    Closed 30 July 2021
  • Proposed new prison in Chorley: Public Consultation

    The Ministry of Justice is seeking the views of residents and businesses on proposed plans for a new prison in Chorley. Having reviewed a number of sites across the country, we believe that land next to HMP Garth and HMP Wymott in Chorley may be an appropriate location for a new prison. Before we progress with these proposals, we want to engage with you and your local community to ensure your views are considered and to share with you the benefits that a potential new... More
    Closed 19 July 2021
  • Reserved matters application for the new prison in Full Sutton: Public Consultation

    The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is consulting on the reserved matters of the new prison at Full Sutton. Following outline planning permission being granted in 2019, MoJ would now like to consult on the reserved matters of the new prison build with the local community, so that we can take into account any feedback ahead of our reserved matters application (RMA), expected to be submitted in Summer 2021 You can find out more information in the... More
    Closed 30 June 2021
  • Independent review of criminal legal aid: Call for Evidence

    This consultation has been extended to 28th May 2021. The Independent Review is focussed on the long-term sustainability of Criminal Legal Aid in England & Wales. The Review will consider the Criminal Legal Aid System in its entirety, specifically it seeks to ensure that it: provides high quality legal advice and representation; is provided through a diverse set of practitioners; is appropriately funded; is responsive to user... More
    Closed 28 May 2021
  • Law Commission summary consultation on intimate image abuse

    This is a public consultation by the Law Commission for England and Wales. The Law Commission is conducting a review of the existing criminal law as it relates to taking, making and sharing intimate images without consent. In particular we look at the current range of offences which apply in this area and identify the gaps in the scope of protection currently offered, making provisional proposals in an effort to ensure that the criminal law provides consistent and... More
    Closed 27 May 2021
  • Law Commission consultation on intimate image abuse

    This is a public consultation by the Law Commission for England and Wales. The Law Commission is conducting a review of the existing criminal law as it relates to taking, making and sharing intimate images without consent. In particular we look at the current range of offences which apply in this area and identify the gaps in the scope of protection currently offered, making provisional proposals in an effort to ensure that the criminal law provides consistent and effective protection... More
    Closed 27 May 2021
  • Increasing selected court fees and Help with Fees income thresholds by inflation

    This consultation sets out the proposal to increase selected court fees and Help with Fees income thresholds by inflation. The aim of this proposal is to: • ensure that there is an efficient and effective courts system • ensure access to justice, making sure those who need to access the courts can do so • ensure that our courts and tribunals have the necessary resources and funding to deliver their much-needed services • ensure that fees better meet the... More
    Closed 17 May 2021
  • Judicial Review: Proposals for Reform

    We are implementing our Manifesto commitment to “ensure that Judicial Review is available to protect the rights of the individual against an overbearing state, while ensuring that it is not abused to conduct politics by another means or to create needless delays.” The Independent Review of Administrative Law conducted by a panel of experts (the Panel) chaired by Lord Faulks QC was the first step. They have delivered a well-researched and closely argued Report which reflects the... More
    Closed 29 April 2021
  • Law Commission call for evidence on smart contracts

    This is a public call for evidence by the Law Commission for England and Wales. The topic of this call for evidence is smart contracts. We are seeking views about, and evidence of, the ways in which smart contracts are being used, and the extent to which the existing law can accommodate them. For more information about this project and to view the call for evidence and summary , click here . We recommend... More
    Closed 15 April 2021
  • Law Commissions' consultation on automated vehicles: a regulatory framework for automated vehicles

    This is a public consultation by the Law Commission for England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission. The consultation questions are drawn from our third consultation paper published as part of a review of automated vehicles. For more information about this project, click here . In the consultation paper, we make provisional proposals for a new regulatory system, examining the definition of “self-driving”; safety assurance before AVs are deployed on the road; and how to... More
    Closed 8 April 2021
  • Ditch construction at the new prison in Full Sutton: Public Consultation

    In September 2019, East Riding of Yorkshire Council granted outline planning permission to the Ministry of Justice for the development of a new Category C prison, on land adjacent to the existing HMP Full Sutton. The new prison will contribute to the delivery of the four new prisons that government has committed to providing by the mid-2020s. The land on which the new prison is to be built has a ditch course running through it from east to west, extending from an attenuation pond... More
    Closed 21 February 2021
  • Potential new prison in Buckinghamshire - Public consultation

    The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is seeking the views of residents and businesses on plans for a potential new prison in Buckinghamshire. In line with the government’s commitment to create four new prisons by the mid-2020s, the Ministry of Justice has been looking at potential new prison sites where we have space readily available to develop and in locations where forecasted future demand for places will be the greatest. The MoJ believes that land adjacent to the current HMP... More
    Closed 29 January 2021
  • Criminal Legal Aid Review: Remuneration for pre-charge engagement

    Criminal defence practitioners play a crucial role in upholding the rule of law. As a former criminal barrister, I greatly value the huge contribution the criminal defence profession makes to our society and commend the resilience and commitment the profession has continued to show during the Covid-19 pandemic. I understand the pressures you are under and the need to ensure that you are paid fairly for the work you do. At the beginning of 2019, the Ministry of Justice began a... More
    Closed 25 January 2021
  • Modern Slavery Offences Consultation

    This consultation seeks views on a draft of the first dedicated sentencing guidelines for offences under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. These draft guidelines can be found here: https://www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk/offences/crown-court/item/slavery-servitude-and-forced-or-compulsory-labour-human-trafficking-for-consultation-only ... More
    Closed 15 January 2021
  • Alignment of the fees for online and paper civil money and possession claims

    This consultation sets out the proposal for the alignment of online and paper civil fees. The aim of this proposal is to: ensure that our courts and tribunals have the necessary resources to deliver their much-needed services; ensure that those who can afford to pay a fee, pay the same fee regardless of whether they lodge a claim online or via the paper route; and simplify the existing fees structure We also invite respondents to complete... More
    Closed 30 December 2020
  • Law Commission consultation on hate crime laws

    The Law Commission is reviewing the law in relation to hate crime. For more information about this project, click here. We recommend that you read the Consultation Paper before responding to the consultation. A shorter summary is also available. You can read our full Consultation Paper ( here ) ; and You can read the summary of our consultation paper ( here ) . ... More
    Closed 24 December 2020
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