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  • 12 Feb 2018 11:06 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Reform of the legal system based on the views of a single or group of judges is “no longer acceptable”, the Senior President of Tribunals has said

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/era-judge-led-reform-says-ryder-warns-privatisation-justice

  • 05 Feb 2018 10:10 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) made the admission in a paper setting out its plans to implement the EU's Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive into UK law

    https://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2018/january/uk-finalises-plans-to-implement-new-cybersecurity-laws/

  • 28 Jan 2018 9:03 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Alison Saunders, Director of Public Prosecutions, said: "The CPS and police have a vital role in ensuring there is a fair trial process in place to protect the public. Proper disclosure is a fundamental part of this.

    https://www.cps.gov.uk/news/joint-press-release-crown-prosecution-service-and-national-police-chiefs-council-action

  • 28 Jan 2018 9:02 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Supreme Court stated that the test for dishonesty in fraud and other acquisitive offences – known as the 'Ghosh test', which has been used in criminal cases since 1982 – did not correctly represent the law

    http://www.internationallawoffice.com/Newsletters/White-Collar-Crime/United-Kingdom/Arnold-Porter-Kaye-Scholer-LLP/Ghosh-test-overturned

  • 28 Jan 2018 9:01 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Bringing together representatives from HMCTS and across the media, the group will develop new ways to build strong relationships between media organisations and their local courts and improve and promote the existing guidance to staff relating to media access.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/hm-courts-tribunals-service-launches-project-to-promote-press-access-to-courts

  • 21 Jan 2018 9:16 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Action Fraud is contacting around 22,000 UK victims who have made a report of fraud in which they stated that the method of transfer for payments involved a money transfer via Western Union.

    https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/news/uk-victims-defrauded-by-fraudsters-via-western-union-transfers-may-be-eligible-for-refund-jan18

  • 21 Jan 2018 9:14 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    It has come to the attention of the Crown Prosecution Service that emails have been received by members of the public which falsely claim to be from the CPS. These emails include a summons to appear as a witness in court.

    https://www.cps.gov.uk/news/fake-witness-summons-emails

  • 21 Jan 2018 9:13 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The courts service is already seeing benefits from the early stages of the digital delivery of justice, it said yesterday as it outlined its plans for further rationalisation of the physical court estate.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/digital-court-services-already-starting-deliver

  • 15 Jan 2018 8:57 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    He will be the sixth incumbent in the post in six years and, as the first ever solicitor in the role, breaks a run of four consecutive non-legally qualified lord chancellors.


    https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/breaking-solicitor-gauke-is-named-as-justice-secretary-/5064253.article


  • 15 Jan 2018 8:57 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    David Gauke MP has been appointed as Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, following a cabinet reshuffle on 8 January.

    https://www.insuranceage.co.uk/insurer/3220561/david-gauke-mp-takes-on-justice-secretary-role

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