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  • 02 Jul 2018 1:06 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A report from the Centre for Counter Fraud Studies warns of the "stigma" felt by elderly people about being cheated, including online scams.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/education-44629881

  • 02 Jul 2018 1:05 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Civil Liability Bill completed its passage through the House of Lords yesterday with Labour saying that it would continue to oppose increases in the small claims limit for personal injury cases.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/labour-pledges-small-claims-limit-fight-as-civil-liability-bill-moves-to-commons

  • 02 Jul 2018 1:05 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Taking up his role on 1 August 2018, Sir Nicholas will join the other Commissioners in their independent work reforming the law to make it simple, modern and fair.


    https://www.lawcom.gov.uk/mr-justice-green-appointed-chair-of-the-law-commission/


  • 24 Jun 2018 11:10 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    This year’s national Neighbourhood Watch week has been marked by the creation of a new page on the website - www.ourwatch.org.uk/crimes - which contains new and important information on crimes and modern issues that cause such significant harm in our communities.


    https://www.worthingherald.co.uk/news/opinion/tim-drew-supporting-vulnerable-victims-of-fraud-1-8540664

  • 24 Jun 2018 11:09 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The ECVCU is a team of specialist advocates working within the City of London Police supporting vulnerable people who have fallen victim to fraud and cybercrime, with the aim being to make them feel safer and reduce the possibility of them becoming a repeat victim.


    https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/support-and-prevention-economic-crime-victim-care-unit

  • 24 Jun 2018 11:07 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Home Office has invited the Law Commission to conduct a review to identify and address pressing problems with the law governing search warrants and to produce reform which will clarify and rationalise the law. A consultation period will run until 5 September 2018.


    https://www.lawcom.gov.uk/project/search-warrants/

  • 18 Jun 2018 9:52 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The government fought off efforts in the House of Lords to remove the new compensation tariff for whiplash injuries, although it has agreed  the Lord Chancellor should consult the Lord Chief Justice when setting it, in one of a series of relatively minor concessions.

    http://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/government-makes-some-concessions-on-civil-liability-bill-but-defeats-bid-to-remove-damages-tariff


  • 11 Jun 2018 3:23 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The agreement between the CPS, NCA and SFO establishes a common framework to identify cases where compensation is appropriate and act swiftly in those cases to return funds to the affected countries, companies or people

    https://www.sfo.gov.uk/2018/06/01/new-joint-principles-published-to-compensate-victims-of-economic-crime-overseas/

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