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Criminal law – procedural amendments – Law Society’s Gazette

“On 5 April 2010, the Criminal Procedure Rules were consolidated into a new edition, but the opportunity was also taken to make a series of amendments. Part 29 now provides for special measures to assist defendants in relation to witness anonymity orders.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 8th July 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Criminal Procedure Rules 2010 in force – Ministry of Justice

“The first consolidating edition of the Criminal Procedure Rules came into force today (5 April 2010).”

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Ministry of Justice, 8th April 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Simplifying the Criminal Law – Law Commission

“We have published a consultation paper proposing changes to the law relating to the offences of public nuisance and outraging public decency.”

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Law Commission, 31st March 2010

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Straw announces legal aid reforms – Ministry of Justice

“The Ministry of Justice has announced new proposals for the tendering of criminal legal aid services with the aim of delivering significant savings to taxpayers and a more sustainable future for the legal aid budget.”

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Ministry of Justice, 22nd March 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Civil unrest as criminal QC appointments escalate – The Lawyer

“The QC appointments panel reduced dramatically the number of civil ­barristers who made silk in the 2010 competition, raising ­concerns about whether the appointments process is ­fundamentally flawed.”

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The Lawyer, 8th March 2010

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Some criminal advocates ‘not up to the job’ – Law Society’s Gazette

“Research on how to assess standards of advocacy has backed up anecdotal evidence that there are problems with the quality of some criminal advocates, but found there is no significant disparity between the performance of solicitors and barristers.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 25th February 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Criminal Procedure Rules 2010 published – Ministry of Justice

“The Criminal Procedure Rule Committee has made the first consolidating edition of the Criminal Procedure Rules.”

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Ministry of Justice, 2nd February 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk


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