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  • Proposed merger of the local justice areas in North Yorkshire

    Overview A consultation proposing a merger of the four Local Justice Areas (LJAs) in North Yorkshire into a single area to be known as the North Yorkshire LJA. The work of the Magistrates’ Courts in North Yorkshire is currently split between 4 LJAs (or benches): York and Selby ... More
    Opened 4 years ago
  • Transforming Legal Aid: Crime duty contracts

    Earlier this year the Ministry of Justice, following detailed engagement with the Law Society, published proposals to help create a more sustainable legal aid market in criminal litigation. As previously announced, we have allowed an unlimited number of own client contracts for providers who... More
    Opened 4 years ago
  • Fee-paid Judicial Pension Scheme

    This consultation seeks views on the proposed design of the Fee-paid Judicial Pension Scheme (FPJPS). You can submit your views online or by post. The postal address is: Alex Scott Judicial Policy, Pay and Pensions Ministry of Justice 2.53 102 Petty France London SW1H 9A More
    Opened 4 years ago
  • Guardianship of the property and affairs of missing persons

    When a person goes missing, there is currently no legal mechanism for another person to manage his or her affairs during his or her absence. This can lead to the dissipation of the missing person’s assets (for example, through uncancellable Direct Debits) and the deterioration or loss of assets... More
    Opened 4 years ago
  • Revenge porn - have your say

    Revenge porn refers to the distribution of images which are sexually explicit or involve nudity, without the consent of the person depicted and with the intention of causing distress or embarrassment to that person. These images are usually, but not exclusively, shared online or via other... More
    Opened 4 years ago
  • Female genital mutilation: proposal to introduce a civil protection order

    Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a form of child abuse and violence against women and girls. It involves procedures which include the partial or total removal of the external female genital organs for non-medical reasons. The practice is extremely painful and has serious health consequences,... More
    Opened 4 years ago
  • Spalding Magistrates' Court: proposal on its future

    This is a consultation on a proposal to close Spalding Magistrates’ Court. The court has not heard any cases since January 2014 due to the reduction in workload and poor standard of accommodation. The improvements required to make the court operable would cost more than the value of the... More
    Opened 4 years ago
  • Marriages by non-religious belief organisations

    Section 14 of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 requires a review to be carried out of whether the law should be changed to permit marriages by non-religious belief organisations. The consultation asks if there is a substantial case for changing the law to establish non-religious belief... More
    Opened 4 years ago
  • Knutsford Crown Court: proposal on its future

    This is a consultation on the future of Knutsford Crown Court. Due to reduced workload across Cheshire, this two-courtroom venue has not been used for hearings since May 2010. In addition, to bring the court back into commission would require significant additional maintenance costs. Since... More
    Opened 4 years ago
  • Bracknell Magistrates' Court: proposal on its future

    This is a consultation on a proposal to close Bracknell Magistrates' Court. Due to the poor condition of the building, which contains three courtrooms, cases have not been heard at this venue since January 2012, and work has successfully been transferred to other magistrates’ courts in... More
    Opened 4 years ago
  • Judicial pension reform: New Judicial Pension Scheme 2015 consultation

    This consultation seeks views on the reforms to judicial pension arrangements, in the form of the proposed New Judicial Pension Scheme 2015 and on the draft regulations that will give effect to the proposed scheme. UPDATE 11 September 2014: Partnership Pension Account The department is now... More
    Opened 4 years ago
  • Gwent magistrates' courts: proposals for the future

    This is a consultation on a proposal to close Abergavenny Magistrates' Court and Caerphilly Magistrates' Court. Both Abergavenny Magistrates' Court and Caerphilly Magistrates' Court are in need of restoration, and HM Courts and Tribunals Service would incur considerable costs in making... More
    Opened 4 years ago
  • Cynnig ar ddyfodol Llysoedd Ynadon yng Ngwent:

    Mae’r ymgynghoriad hwn yn cynnig y dylid cau Llys Ynadon y Fenni a Llys Ynadon Caerffili. Oherwydd bod y ddau yng Ngwent, a gan mai dim ond un Ardal cyfiawnder Lleol sydd, nid oes angen ystyried uno meinciau. Bwriad y cynnig hwn yw ceisio sicrhau y defnyddir ystâd Gwasanaeth Llysoedd a... More
    Opened 4 years ago
  • Proposed merger of Local Justice Areas in Cambridgeshire

    A consultation proposing a merger of the three current Local Justice Areas of Huntingdonshire, North Cambridgeshire and South Cambridgeshire to create a single Cambridgeshire Bench. It is aimed at magistrates, court users, partners, other judiciary, staff and other parties with an interest in... More
    Opened 4 years ago
  • Legal Ombudsman and complaints about claims management companies - consultation on the fees framework

    In August 2012 the Government announced its intention for customers’ complaints about poor service provided by authorised claims management companies to be dealt with by the Legal Ombudsman. The Legal Ombudsman will provide a new avenue of redress for clients of claims management companies... More
    Opened 4 years ago
  • Independent Review into Self-Inflicted Deaths in NOMS Custody of 18-24 year olds - Call for submissions

    On 6 February 2014 the Justice Secretary announced an independent review into self-inflicted deaths in National Offender Management Service custody of 18-24 year olds and invited Lord Toby Harris, Chair of the Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody to conduct it. Independent Review... More
    Opened 4 years ago
  • Consultation on changes to MoJ statistics

    This consultation sets out a number of proposed changes to MoJ publications in relation to civil and criminal justice matters. Consultation on changes to MoJ Statistics (PDF) There will be no loss of information from these changes. However, the structure of publications and timing of... More
    Opened 5 years ago
  • Theft Offences Guideline

    The Sentencing Council is updating guidance for courts so that all theft offences are covered by a consistent set of guidelines. Theft Offences Guideline Consultation (PDF) The Council is seeking the views of as many people as possible interested in the sentencing of theft offences,... More
    Opened 5 years ago
  • Claims management regulation

    In December 2013, the Compensation Act 2006 was amended by the Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013 to give the Secretary of State power to make regulations that would enable the Claims Management Regulator to impose a financial penalty on any regulated claims management company found... More
    Opened 5 years ago
  • Balance of competence review information rights

    The Balance of Competences Review was announced by the Foreign Secretary William Hague in July 2012 to examine the balance of competences between the UK and the European Union. The Review is an audit of what the EU does, and how it affects government and the general public in the UK. The... More
    Opened 5 years ago
  • Judicial Appointments Commission Triennial Review 2014 - call for evidence

    Triennial Review Programme The landscape for public bodies is undergoing significant reform to increase transparency and accountability, to cut out duplication of activity, and to discontinue activities which are no longer needed. The reform programme includes the requirement for... More
    Opened 5 years ago
  • Review of Veterans within the Criminal Justice System Call for Evidence

    On 11 January 2014, Chris Grayling announced a review into the rehabilitation needs of ex-Armed Services personnel convicted of criminal offences and given a custodial or community sentence. The aim is to identify properly the reasons for ex-Service personnel ending up in the justice system,... More
    Opened 5 years ago
  • Court bundles: proposed changes to the legal aid Family Advocacy Scheme

    The Government needs to revise the current legal aid Family Advocacy Scheme as a result of proposed changes to Practice Direction 27A (PD 27A). Currently there is no particular limit on the size of a court bundle. Under the legal aid Family Advocacy Scheme, different payments are made to... More
    Opened 5 years ago
  • Proposed merger of the North-East Suffolk, South-East Suffolk and West Suffolk Local Justice Areas

    A consultation proposing a merger of the three current Local Justice Areas of North-East Suffolk, South-East Suffolk and West Suffolk and to merge the three Benches. It is aimed at court uers, partners, magistrates, judiciary, staff and other parties with an interest in the... More
    Opened 5 years ago
  • Court fees: proposals for reform

    The courts play a vital role in our democracy. They provide access to justice for those who need it, help to maintain social order and support the proper functioning of the economy. They: deal with those accused of committing crimes, acquitting the innocent and convicting and punishing... More
    Opened 5 years ago
  • Proposals to amend the Conduct of Authorised Persons Rules: The Financial Services Perspective

    The Claims Management Regulator proposes to make changes to the Conduct of Authorised Persons Rules that authorised claims management companies need to follow when submitting claims on behalf of consumers. The changes aim to address issues identifed by stakeholders that have reported poor... More
    Opened 5 years ago
  • Parole Board for England and Wales Triennial Review 2013

    Triennial review programme The public bodies sector is being reformed to stop the repetition of work and stop activities that aren’t needed. It is important that we run public services efficiently and effectively. The reform programme will mean Non-Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs) will... More
    Opened 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
    Opened 5 years ago
  • Consultation on out of court disposals

    We are consulting in order to give the public and practitioners an opportunity to share their thoughts and experiences of out of court disposals (OOCDs) and their use, and consider how they might be reformed. We want to pull together the knowledge, expertise, experience and opinions of... More
    Opened 5 years ago
  • Proposed changes to listing arrangements for Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Magistrates’ Courts

    HM Courts and Tribunals Service and the Justices’ Issues Groups for Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire are committed to delivering speedy summary justice by running an efficient, effective and accessible courts system which delivers timely justice in accessible buildings with suitable facilities... More
    Opened 5 years ago
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