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  • 21 Jun 2021 10:09 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Important court and tribunal judgments will be available via The National Archives for the first time, increasing transparency and securing free access for all.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/boost-for-open-justice-as-court-judgments-get-new-home

  • 13 Jun 2021 5:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    People cheated by fraudsters are being let down by police despite the “staggering” levels of the crime and its damaging impact on lives, the Victims’ Commissioner warned today.

    https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/fraud-victims-let-down-police-104947801.html

  • 13 Jun 2021 5:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This quarter, civil justice actions remain below pre-Covid-19 levels. However, the marked recovery seen last quarter has continued for some actions following the impact of measures undertaken by the courts.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/civil-justice-statistics-quarterly-january-to-march-2021/civil-justice-statistics-quarterly-january-to-march-2021

  • 13 Jun 2021 5:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On Tuesday 2 June, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) updated its guidance on prosecuting standalone ‘failure to disclose’ cases under section 330 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA).

    https://www.lawsociety.org.uk/topics/anti-money-laundering/cps-issues-new-guidance-on-prosecuting-standalone-failure-to-disclose-offences

  • 07 Jun 2021 6:52 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Civil Liability Act reforms went live yesterday with the government promising an end to “greedy opportunism” while claimant representatives deemed it a “sad day for justice”.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/an-end-to-greedy-opportunism-whiplash-reforms-finally-go-live

  • 07 Jun 2021 6:52 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The charity dedicated to supporting litigants in person has expressed serious concerns about the new Official Injury Claim (OIC) portal and called for more funding for legal support organisations.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/charity-outlines-worries-about-lips-navigating-new-claims-portal

  • 24 May 2021 9:13 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Scheduling and Listing Project will deliver a flexible system of digital tools and supporting processes to better support the judicial functions of scheduling and listing.

    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/hmcts-services-scheduling-and-listing-project

  • 17 May 2021 10:21 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On 5 February 2021, the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in the case of R (on the application of KBR, Inc) (Appellant) v Director of the Serious Fraud Office (Respondent) [2021] UKSC 2 (“KBR v SFO”). The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that section 2(3) of the Criminal Justice Act 1987 (“CJA 1987”) does not give the Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”) the power to compel a foreign company to produce documents held outside the UK.

    https://www.preiskel.com/limits-on-serious-fraud-offices-international-document-compulsion-powers-confirmed-by-supreme-court/

  • 17 May 2021 10:11 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The government has announced measures to tackle some online scams in its latest Online Safety Bill, after an ongoing push from the industry over the past year.

    https://www.ftadviser.com/regulation/2021/05/12/government-moves-to-tackle-scams-in-online-safety-bill/

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