Archive for the 'pilot schemes' Category

Modular courts piloted to meet soaring workloads – Ministry of Justice

“Temporary courtrooms are being used to extend a busy crown court and help it to meet its increased workload.”

Full story

Ministry of Justice, 3rd February 2011

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Virtual court scheme too expensive, says report – The Independent

“Rolling out virtual courts would cost more than it would save, a report found today. A pilot project, in which defendants appeared via video link from a police station for their first appearance at a magistrates’ court, cost £247 more per case than the traditional court process, the study for the Ministry of Justice found.”

Full story

The Independent, 21st December 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Police to have power to order violent partners to leave home for 48 hours – The Guardian

“A scheme to protect women from domestic abuse by removing violent partners from the family home is to be piloted in three police force areas from next summer, the home secretary, Theresa May, is to announce today. The go-ahead for domestic violence protection orders forms part of an updated Home Office strategy to tackle sexual and emotional crimes against women and girls.”

Full story

The Guardian, 25th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Innovative rehabilitation pilot – Ministry of Justice

“A young offenders institute in Reading is piloting a scheme that aims to reduce reoffending and anti-social behaviour among young offenders.”

Full story

Ministry of Justice, 21st July 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Judicial mediation in Employment Tribunal cases falls short – Law Society’s Gazette

“Mediation provided by judges in Employment Tribunal cases has failed to achieve the anticipated time and cost savings over unmediated cases, the results of a pilot scheme have revealed.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 22nd April 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

‘Sarah’s law’ pilot scheme prompts revenge fears – The Guardian

“Fathers raising concerns about their ex-partner’s new boyfriends are one of the largest groups applying for public disclosure of details of convicted child sex offenders under a newly completed pilot scheme.”

Full story

The Guardian, 3rd March 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

New pilot to increase sustainability and efficiency of law centres – Ministry of Justice

“Legal Aid Minister, Willy Bach has strengthened the government’s commitment to ensuring a sustainable future for social welfare law.”

Full story

Ministry of Justice, 28th January 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Police to handle minor charges under new CPS proposals – The Times

“The police may take over responsibility for bringing charges for thousands of minor offences each year under changes to be piloted by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).”

Full story

The Times, 11th November 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Family courts – information pilot announced – Ministry of Justice

“Online publication of some judgments in family cases, like care proceedings and contact and residence cases, will be piloted for the first time at courts in Leeds and Cardiff.”

Full press release

Ministry of Justice, 2nd November 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Virtual courts deliver quick and efficient justice – Ministry of Justice

“The new virtual court pilot in Lewisham Police Station was formally opened today by Justice Ministers Bridget Prentice and Claire Ward.”

Full story

Ministry of Justice, 30th July 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Youth conditional caution code of practice – consultation response – Ministry of Justice

“A consultation paper inviting views on the draft code of practice for Youth Conditional Cautions for 16 and 17 year olds that is planned to be piloted during 2009.”

Full press release

Ministry of Justice, 8th July 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Straw: virtual courts deliver swift justice – Ministry of Justice

“Justice Secretary Jack Straw praised the first virtual court pilot for delivering justice faster and more efficiently, when he visited Camberwell Green Magistrates’ Court.”

Full press release

Ministry of Justice, 27th May 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Bar Standard Board’s Chambers Monitoring Pilot Scheme declared a success – Bar Standards Board

“The Bar Standards Board today publishes its final report on a pilot scheme to monitor Chambers’ compliance with the Code of Conduct.”

Full press release

Bar Standards Board, 30th April 2009

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

Study of Sentencing and its Outcomes: Pilot report – Sentencing Guidelines Council

“On Tuesday 10th February, the SGC and MOJ jointly published: ‘The Study of Sentencing and its Outcomes: a pilot report’. The pilot assessed the feasibility of sampling court records, collecting data from court records and managing data collection procedures. It shows that while data collection from court records can be managed, crucial information was not obtainable making it difficult to achieve the objectives of the main study. For this reason, the SGC and MOJ have decided not to continue with the study. A statement explaining this decision accompanies the pilot report.”

Pilot report (PDF)

Pilot statement (PDF)

Sentencing Guidelines Council, 10th February 2009

Source: www.sentencing-guidelines.gov.uk

Government announcement on Transparency in the Family Courts – Judiciary of England and Wales

“Statement by the President of the Family Division – ‘I welcome the publication of the Government’s announcement on taking forward the issue of transparency in the family courts. The revised proposals will require a good deal of work in the coming months to make the necessary rule changes and in preparing for the pilots.’

Full statement

Judiciary of England and Wales, 16th December 2008

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Bill for ID cards rises by £50m as Home Office unveils pilot scheme – The Guardian

“The costs of the national identity card project crept up by a further £50m yesterday as the home secretary, Jacqui Smith, announced that a small number of transport workers will be able to volunteer to get the cards next year before the official launch date.”

Full story

The Guardian, 7th November 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Victims’ statements ‘a success’ – BBC News

“A pilot scheme giving murder victims’ families a chance to tell the court how the death has affected them has been a success, says the Ministry of Justice.”

Full story

BBC News, 30th October 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Court statements for families of murder victims ‘a success’ says new report – Ministry of Justice

“A pilot scheme giving families of murder victims a chance to tell the court how the death has affected them has proven to be a success, according to research published today by the Ministry of Justice.”

Full story

Ministry of Justice, 30th October 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Justice Minister launches Citizens Panels – Ministry of Justice

“Justice Minister David Hanson has launched the Citizens Panels pilot scheme to give communities more say in the type of work offenders carry out in the community.”

Full story

Ministry of Justice, 29th September 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Consultation: Rules for mandatory polygraph tests for sex offenders – Ministry of Justice

“The National Offender Management Service is proposing to operate a three-year pilot of mandatory polygraph tests to determine if the polygraph can help in the management of sex offenders.”

Full cons ultation

Ministry of Justice, 19th September 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

‘Sarah’s Law’ trial run prompts vigilante fears – The Observer

“Some mothers will be able to check from tomorrow whether their partners are convicted sex offenders. Under pilot projects being introduced in response to demands for a ‘Sarah’s Law’, individuals will be given greater information about paedophiles living in their area.”

Full story

The Observer, 14th September 2008

Source: http://observer.guardian.co.uk/

New “youth juries” to punish yobs – BBC News

“Teenage vandals, bullies and binge drinkers are to have punishments decided by other youngsters in a pilot project to be launched later this year.”

Full story

BBC News, 12 September 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Lie detectors target benefit claim cheats – The Observer

“Benefit claimants and job seekers could be forced to take lie detector tests as early as next year after an early review of a pilot scheme exposed 126 benefit cheats in just three months, saving one local authority £110,000.”

Full story

The Observer, 2nd September 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Evaluation of the development of support services for victims of road traffic incidents – Ministry of Justice

“This summary describes the main findings from research examining three Home Office-funded pilot schemes delivering support services to victims of road traffic incidents. The main aims of the study were to assess the development of these support services and to provide recommendations and guidelines on good practice.”

Summary

Ministry of Justice, 2nd August 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Satellite tracking of offenders: a study of the pilots in England and Wales – Ministry of Justice

“This summary evaluates the satellite tracking pilots that took place between September 2004 and June 2006 in three areas in England and Wales. The results describe the implementation of the pilots, the offenders who were satellite tracked, and experience of criminal justice practitioners involved in the pilot.”

Summary

Ministry of Justice, 2nd August 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Quality assurance for advocates – Ministry of Justice

“This joint Ministry of Justice / Legal Services Commission consultation seeks views on proposals to develop a quality assurance pilot scheme for all publicly funded criminal defence advocates working in the crown courts and above.  The proposals draw on discussions and workshops involving the professions and judiciary. The initial impact assessment outlines the potential impacts of the proposals.”

Consultation paper: quality assurance for advocates [CP 13/07] (PDF)

Ministry of Justice, 18th July 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Quality assurance for advocates – Ministry of Justice

“This joint Ministry of Justice / Legal Services Commission consultation seeks views on proposals to develop a quality assurance pilot scheme for all publicly funded criminal defence advocates working in the crown courts and above.  The proposals draw on discussions and workshops involving the professions and judiciary.”

Quality assurance for advocates [CP 13/07]

Ministry of Justice, 22nd June 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Honour crimes units to be piloted – BBC News

“Specialist teams are to be set up around England to help deal with any so-called “honour crimes” and offences arising from forced marriages.”

Full story

BBC News, 20th June 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Legal Services Bill launches pilot amendments scheme – Ministry of Justice

“The Legal Services Bill has been selected as the pilot bill to examine how explanatory statements for amendments to bills will work in practice. The first explanatory statements were made today, 7 June.”

Announcement

Ministry of Justice Announcement, 7th June 2007

Source: http://www.justice.gov.uk

SRA delays launch of abridged LPC – The Lawyer

“Alternative routes to qualifying as a solicitor will not be piloted this year as planned, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has revealed.”

Full story

The Lawyer, 4th June 2007

Source: www.thelawyer.com

SRA delays controversial education reforms – Legal Week

“Controversial plans to widen entry to the legal profession face a setback after the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) announced today (31 May) that it had delayed piloting the new-look system until 2008.”

Full story

Legal Week, 31st May 2007

Source: www.legalweek.com


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