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  • 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
    Opened 5 years ago
  • Draft Code of Practice for Youth Conditional Cautions

    This consultation paper invites views from interested parties on the draft Code of Practice for Youth Conditional Cautions under Section 48 of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 (that amends the Crime and Disorder Act 1998).Currently youth conditional cautions are only available for 16... More
    Opened 5 years ago
  • Draft Code of Practice for Adult Conditional Cautions

    This consultation paper invites views from interested parties on the draft Code of Practice for Adult Conditional Cautions under Part 3 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003. The Code of Practice makes provision for conditional cautions as a means of dealing with adult offenders in certain... More
    Opened 5 years ago
  • The new remand framework for children: Allocation of new burdens funding to local authorities

    The youth remand provisions in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 received Royal Assent on 1 May 2012 and allows for local authorities to be given greater financial responsibility for secure remand. In this consultation paper the Ministry of Justice and the Youth... More
    Opened 5 years ago
  • Welsh Language Scheme for the National Offender Management Service (NOMS): Public Consultation

    We are seeking your views on the draft Welsh language scheme for the National Offender Management Service (NOMS). The scheme sets out how NOMS will ensure that the public and Welsh-speaking prisoners have access to appropriate services in Welsh. Setting out exactly what is required in... More
    Opened 5 years ago
  • Claims Management Regulation - proposals for amendments to the Conduct of Authorised Persons Rules

    The Claims Management Regulation Unit proposes to make a number of changes to the Conduct of Authorised Persons Rules to ensure that the regulatory system remains efficient, clear and sustainable. This follows an assessment of the current Conduct of Authorised Persons Rules by the Claims... More
    Opened 5 years ago
  • Damages Act 1996: the discount rate - how should it be set?

    This consultation relates to the methodology to be used by the Lord Chancellor and his counterparts in Scotland and Northern Ireland in independently setting the discount rate for personal injury damages in their respective jurisdictions. The consultation is aimed at people and organisations... More
    Opened 5 years ago
  • Transforming the services of the Office of the Public Guardian

    The Mental Capacity Act 2005 (“MCA 2005”) provides a statutory framework to empower and protect people who may lack capacity to make some decisions for themselves. The Public Guardian does this by registering Lasting Powers of Attorneys (LPA) and Enduring... More
    Opened 5 years ago
  • Insanity and Automatism

    The insanity defence in England and Wales is founded on nineteenth century legal concepts which have not kept pace with developments in medicine and psychiatry. Various bodies have reviewed the law and recommended reform but the substance of the defence has remained unchanged, and so the... More
    Opened 6 years ago
  • Proposals for the joint inspection of multi-agency arrangements for the protection of children

    Ofsted, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons are committed to the introduction of a new joint inspection of multi-agency arrangements for the protection of... More
    Opened 6 years ago
  • Deferred Prosecution Agreements

    Reference number: Cm 8348 We are seeking your views on proposals to introduce a new enforcement tool: Deferred Prosecution Agreements. Treating economic crime more seriously and taking steps to combat it more effectively are key commitments in the Coalition agreement. We need to... More
    Opened 6 years ago
  • Punishment and Reform: effective community sentences

    Reference CP8/2012 This consultation sets out proposals for radical reforms to the way in which sentences served in the community operate. Victims and society have a right to expect that wrongdoing results in punishment, and that they will be protected from further reoffending.... More
    Opened 6 years ago
  • Punishment and reform: effective probation services

    Reference number: CP7/2012 This consultation paper sets out the conclusions of an internal review by the Secretary of State of how probation services in England and Wales can be improved. The intention is to ensure probation services are better able to achieve the outcomes in justice... More
    Opened 6 years ago
  • Giving legal effect to the administrative merger of the Crown Prosecution Service and the Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office

    We are seeking your views on the proposal to give legal effect to the administrative merger of the Crown Prosecution Service and the Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office. More
    Opened 6 years ago
  • A Common European Sales Law for the European Union - A proposal for a regulation

    The Government has issued a Call for Evidence about the impact, possible costs and benefits of the European Commission’s proposed Regulation for a Common European Sales Law. More
    Opened 6 years ago
  • Extension of the Road Traffic Accident scheme to include employers' and public liability claims up to the value of £25,000

    The Prime Minister announced on 5 January that the current RTA scheme would be extended. Following publication of the responses to the 'Solving disputes in the county courts' consultation paper, the Government plans to extend the existing RTA PI Protocol to cover claims up to the value of... More
    Opened 6 years ago
  • Transforming bailiff action

    This paper sets out the proposals for transforming bailiff action and providing more protection against aggressive bailiffs. The aim of the proposals is to simplify and clarify the process, improve the accountability of enforcement agents and address unnecessary or inappropriate... More
    Opened 6 years ago
  • Call for Evidence on the European Commission's data protection proposals and Impact Assessment

    The Government is seeking evidence on new legislative proposals for data protection which were published by the European Commission on 25 January 2012. More
    Opened 6 years ago
  • Getting it right for victims and witnesses

    This consultation is aimed at all criminal justice agencies, the victim support and advice sector, local authorities, the judiciary, all representative bodies and charitable organisations and members of the public with an interest in this area in England, Wales and Scotland. Part 1 sets... More
    Opened 6 years ago
  • Legal Services Board and Office for Legal Complaints triennial reviews

    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... More
    Opened 6 years ago
  • Introducing fees in employment tribunals and Employment Appeal Tribunal

    Reference CP22/2011 This consultation is aimed at users of the employment tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal, the legal profession, the judiciary, the advice sector and all with an interest in this area in England, Wales and Scotland. Bringing a claim or an appeal to the... More
    Opened 6 years ago
  • Youth court locations in Lancashire

    Reference CP21/2011 HM Courts & Tribunals Service Lancashire is considering proposals to change the existing number of youth court venues from the current eleven sites to six sites, following a reduction in this type of business listed in Lancashire in recent years. This... More
    Opened 6 years ago
  • Appointments and Diversity: A Judiciary for the 21st Century

    Reference CP19/2011 A consultation on proposed amendments to the statutory and regulatory frameworks for judicial appointments, together with improving judicial diversity. Although the principle of appointment on merit will remain, the changes will enable clear career progression... More
    Opened 6 years ago
  • Fees in the High Court and Court of Appeal

    A consultation proposing changes to fees in the High Court and Court of Appeal Division. It is aimed at users of the High Court and Court of Appeal Civil Division, the legal profession, the judiciary, the advice sector and all with an interest in this area in England and Wales. The aim of... More
    Opened 6 years ago
  • Regulation fees paid by claims management businesses

    Reference number: CP 20/11 This consultation seeks views on the fees for applications for authorisation and annual fees for the regulation year 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013. It also seeks initial views on all businesses providing an audited statement of turnover when requested during... More
    Opened 6 years ago
  • Cost Protection for Litigants in Environmental Judicial Review Claims

    Reference number: CP16/11 This consultation seeks views on the Government’s proposals to codify the current case law on protective costs orders (PCOs) in relation to judicial review claims which fall under the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making... More
    Opened 6 years ago
  • How should the UK approach the EU proposal to create a European Asset Preservation Order?

    Reference number: CP 14/2011 The European Commission has published a proposed Regulation creating a European Account Preservation Order (EAPO) to facilitate cross-border debt recovery in civil and commercial matters. The proposal will provide an alternative to existing domestic... More
    Opened 6 years ago
  • Strategy for the Secure Estate for Children and Young People in England and Wales

    The consultation invites views on a proposed strategy for the under-18 secure estate for the years 2011/12 and 2014/15. It is aimed at individuals and organisations with an interest in the youth justice system and youth custody in particular. This includes secure estate providers, youth... More
    Opened 7 years ago
  • Options for dealing with squatters

    This consultation is aimed at anyone affected by squatters or has experience of using the current law or procedures to get them evicted. Squatting usually involves the deliberate entry and occupation of a building without the consent of the property owner. The purpose of this... More
    Opened 7 years ago
  • Public Bodies Bill: reforming the public bodies of the Ministry of Justice

    This consultation sets out, and seeks views on, proposals for reform relating to the majority of Ministry of Justice bodies in the Public Bodies Bill. The consultation is aimed particularly at those statutory consultees listed in Clause 10 of the Bill but views are welcomed from others... More
    Opened 7 years ago
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