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  • 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/

  • 17 May 2021 10:07 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A new Online Safety Bill has been announced by the Government in the Queen’s speech today for the opening of Parliament. It promises to ‘lead the way in ensuring internet safety for all’ – but according to MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis, it has stumbled at the first hurdle as it does not plan to protect people from scam and fraudulent ads.

    https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2021/05/martin-lewis-online-safety-bill-scams-government-failed-protect-/

  • 10 May 2021 9:12 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Consumer groups have called for laws in the Online Safety Bill to protect users from an “avalanche” of digital scams.

    https://digit.fyi/online-fraud-must-be-dealt-with-westminster-told-in-open-letter/#.YJbMlRZc_f8.twitter

  • 19 Apr 2021 9:08 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The weekly management information used by HMCTS for understanding workload volumes and timeliness at a national level during coronavirus (COVID-19), March 2020 to March 2021.

    HMCTS weekly management information during coronavirus - March 2020 to March 2021 - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

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