Archive for the 'reports' Category

LSB publishes literature review of legal needs – Legal Services Board

“The LSB has conducted a review of existing research literature into the needs of different groups of legal services consumers. The review summarises the legal needs of a variety of different groups, their methods of accessing legal services and where their needs are not met. The review helps to identify gaps in existing research and will be used to target our future research programme.”

The Legal Needs of Consumer Groups (PDF)

Legal Services Board, 21st April 2011

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org.uk

‘Restoring confidence so victims report rape is key’ – The Guardian

“As the director of public prosecutions, Keir Starmer is responsible for prosecutions, legal issues and criminal justice policy. Since he took up the post in November 2008, he has had to contend with the case of the death of Ian Tomlinson at the 2009 G20 Summit, the controversy around assisted suicide and has been drawn into the News of the World phone hacking scandal. Now he faces another challenge.”

Full story

The Guardian, 19th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Children deserve better from family justice system – Ministry of Justice

“The family justice system needs significant reform to tackle delays and ensure that children and families get the service they deserve, says an independent panel set up to review how the system works.”

Full press release

Ministry of Justice, 31st March 2011

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Adult Social Care – Final Report Page – Law Commission

“On 31 March 2011, we published the Consultation Analysis, which is an analysis of the responses received to our consultation paper.  It summarises the views of consultees in relation to the 57 provisional proposals and 25 consultation questions put forward.”

Full analysis

Law Commission, 31st March 2011

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

House of Lords report attacks ‘complacency’ of Big Four auditors in financial crisis, urges competition investigation – Daily Telegraph

“The House of Lords has recommended that Britain’s competition authorities investigate the world’s ‘Big Four’ auditing firms who failed to warn regulators about banks before the financial crash.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph 30th March 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Expert Evidence in Criminal Trials – Law Commission

“This project addressed the admissibility of expert evidence in criminal proceedings in England and Wales. In a criminal trial, a jury or magistrates’ court is required to determine disputed factual issues. Experts in a relevant field are often called as witnesses to help the fact-finding body understand and interpret evidence with which that body is unfamiliar.”

Full story

Law Commission, 22nd March 2011

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Assault definitive guideline – Sentencing Council

“Following a 12 week consultation the Sentencing Council is publishing its new definitive guideline on assault offences, which has been issued in accordance with section 120 (4) of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009.”

Full story

Sentencing Council, 16th March 2011

Source: www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk

Civil legal aid cuts will increase tribunal workload – Law Society’s Gazette

“Cuts to civil legal aid will leave people unable to pursue their rights and increase the workload of the tribunal system, the senior president of tribunals has warned.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 10th March 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Ofcom will assess UK’s networks from March until May to comply with DEA – OUT-LAW.com

“Telecoms regulator Ofcom will assess the quality of the UK’s telecoms networks for a two month period before delivering its first infrastructure report to the Government in August, it has said.”

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 9th March 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

War of the words: how the government controls the debate with its lexicon – Law Society’s Gazette

“Ministers in the coalition government don’t talk about ‘fat cat lawyers’.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 3rd March 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Youth Justice Board commits to improve practice in response to children and young people’s views – Youth Justice Board

“The routine use of full searches will stop across the secure estate, there will be a review of the criteria used to separate young people in custody to manage problems that arise, complaints will be handled more fairly and effectively and work will be undertaken with the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) and the Samaritans to improve the young people’s access to helpline services.”

Full story

Youth Justice Board, 1st March 2011

Source: www.yjb.gov.uk

Young offenders leaving custody for life of homelessness and reoffending – The Guardian

“Children as young as 13 are being released from custody without a safe place to live, forcing them into a cycle of homelessness and reoffending, research has shown.”

Full story

The Guardian, 28th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Report on the implementation of Law Commission proposals – Law Commission

“The first annual report to be presented to Parliament on the extent to which Law Commission proposals have been implemented by the Government.”

Full report

Law Commission, 28th January 2011

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) Review of the Legal Year 2009 – 2010 – Judiciary of England and Wales

“Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) Review of the Legal Year 2009 – 2010.”

Full press release

Judiciary of England and Wales, 16th December 2010

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Sentencing reform to focus on reoffending – The Independent

“Thousands of offenders will avoid jail under an overhaul of sentencing powers that will focus on cutting reoffending.”

Full story

The Independent, 7th December 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Related link: Sentencing and rehabilitation: government proposals for reform

Magistrates in doubt as summary justice rises? – Daily Telegraph

“Magistrates could be ‘consigned to history’ because of a massive rise in the proportion of criminals escaping with out-of-court punishments, a think tank warns today.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 21st September 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Barnado’s chief calls for age of criminal responsibility to be raised – The Observer

“Martin Narey says children shouldn’t be held legally accountable for actions until they are 12.”

Full story

The Observer, 12th September 2010

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

Hammer attack school condemned by victim’s mother – The Guardian

“The mother of a white 15-year-old boy who was left with brain damage after a hammer attack by a gang of British Asian pupils blamed his school today after a report found it failed to recognise a series of racist incidents prior to the assault.”

Full story

The Guardian, 9th September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Minister sets out evidence for immigration policy change – UK Border Agency

“The government will ensure that the UK maximises the benefits of immigration, Immigration Minister Damian Green has said. Speaking to the Royal Commonwealth Society last night, the minister commented that the UK has always benefited from immigration, but ‘will only continue to do so if it is properly controlled.’ ”

Full press release

UK Border Agency, 7th September 2010

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Ian Tomlinson post-mortem examination report withheld – BBC News

“A post-mortem examination report into the death of a man at the G20 protests last year has been withheld from authorities, it has emerged.”

Full story

BBC News, 8th September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Essex Police admit Maria Stubbings murder case mistakes – BBC news

“A police force has admitted making mistakes in a domestic abuse and murder case, ahead of an official report.”

Full story

BBC News, 19th August 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Advocates to face tougher regulation under new proposals – Law Society’s Gazette

“Solicitor-advocates and barristers could be forced to work for longer in the lower courts before being granted higher court rights, under proposals put forward by the Joint Advocacy Group (JAG).”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 12th August 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Human rights: from Europe to the UK – The Guardian

“A new government report on the implementation of European Court of Human Rights judgments has highlighted the vexed issue of the rightful place of such rulings in domestic law. Many decisions, such as on prisoner voting rights, have languished for years unimplemented and it remains to be seen whether the coalition government will do any more to fulfil its legal obligations to the thousands affected.”

Full story

The Guardian, 9th August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

UK Border Agency investigation finds cause for ‘significant concern’ – The Guardian

“An investigation into claims by a whistleblower that asylum seekers are mistreated, tricked and humiliated by staff working for the UK Border Agency has found cause for ‘significant concern’ and makes several recommendations for change.”

Full story

The Guardian, 8th August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Employers warned that unpaid internships could ‘break law’ – Daily Telegraph

“Twenty-somethings working for free might be a common fixture in politics, media and fashion, but employers are almost certainly breaking the law when they take on unpaid interns because they should be giving them wages if they work, according to a new report.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 31st July 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

The High Court’s jurisdiction in relation to criminal proceedings – Law Commission

“The High Court has supervisory power over the Crown Court, but it is limited. It does not include ‘matters relating to trial on indictment’. The reason for this limitation is that it is in the interests of justice for trials to proceed without being delayed by appeals and applications to the High Court.”

Full story

Law Commission, 27th July 2010

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Khyra Ishaq tragedy: ministers urged to tighten law on home education – The Guardian

“Ministers must urgently review the law on home education to prevent further tragedies, the independent review into the death of Khyra Ishaq recommended today.”

Full story

The Guardian, 27th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Starved girl Khyra Ishaq’s death ‘was preventable’ – BBC News

“The death of a seven-year-old girl who starved to death could have been prevented, a report has found.”

Full story

BBC News, 27th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Attorney General reports on Unduly Lenient Sentences examined in 2009 – Attorney General’s Office

“Figures released today by the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) show that in 2009, 71% of the 108 sentences referred by the Law Officers and considered by the Court of Appeal were deemed unduly lenient and 66% of offenders – 71 – had their sentences increased.”

Full story

Attorney General’s Office, 27th July 2010

Source: www.attorneygeneral.gov.uk

Election watchdog urges proof of ID for voters – The Independent

“Ministers should consider requiring voters to produce proof of identity when they go to the polls, the official elections watchdog said today.”

Full story

The Independent, 27th July 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Khyra Ishaq serious case review to be released – BBC News

“A report into how social workers, police and other professionals handled the case of a girl who died after being starved at home will be released later.”

Full story

BBC News, 27th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

CPS case preparation ‘neglected’, chief inspector’s report finds – Law Society’s Gazette

“‘Initiative overload’ has caused case preparation at the Crown Prosecution Service to be ‘neglected to an unacceptable degree’, according to the annual report from the organisation’s chief inspector.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 21st July 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Report shows imbalance in ethnic minority SDT referrals – Law Society’s Gazette

“Black and minority ethnic (BME) solicitors are more likely to have their case referred to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, a report into ‘issues of disproportionality’ in the regulation of solicitors commissioned by the Solicitors Regulation Authority revealed today.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 19th July 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Many offenders in jail too long, says parole chief – The Guardian

“Large numbers of prisoners are spending longer in jail than necessary due to the increasingly risk-averse attitude of the public and politicians, according to the chair of the parole board.”

Full story

The Guardian, 19th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Revealed: brutal guide to punishing jailed youths – The Observer

“Shocking details of techniques used to inflict pain deliberately on children in privately run jails have been revealed for the first time in a government document obtained by the Observer.”

Full story

The Observer, 18th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Manchester social services criticised over baby’s care – BBC News

“Social services in Manchester have been criticised in an independent review into the care given to a baby boy who was left brain damaged and blinded.”

Full story

BBC News, 14th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Foreign doctors responsible for overdoses: NHS watchdog – Daily Telegraph

“An investigation into the Dr Daniel Ubani case, where the German locum doctor killed pensioner David Gray by giving him ten times the normal dose of painkillers, has uncovered wider failings by foreign doctors. The Care Quality Commission, which regulates health and social care, found that on at least two other occasions German doctors flying in to work for the same out of hours company as Dr Ubani administered overdoses of the same painkiller, diamorphine.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 15th July 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

What price should policyholders pay for fraudulent insurance claims? – Law Commission

“The Law Commission and Scottish Law Commission are conducting a joint review of insurance contract law.”

Full press release

Law Commission, 9th July 2010

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

UK’s first private prison condemned in report – The Independent

“Britain’s first private prison, opened in the year Ken Clarke was Conservative Home Secretary, was roundly condemned by independent inspectors today.”

Full story

The Independent, 6th July 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Judicial culture still deters gay and lesbian lawyers, say researchers – The Guardian

“The judiciary is failing to reflect the UK’s gay and lesbian community, experts say, as research suggests it is seriously under-represented on the bench.”

Full story

The Guardian, 4th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

IPCC publishes findings following investigation into Metropolitan Police handling of sexual offences case – Independent Police Complaints Commission

“A Superintendent and two Inspectors are to face a Full Powers Misconduct Panel, following an investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) into the Metropolitan Police’s handling of the case of Kirk Reid.”

Full press release and link to full report

Independent Police Complaints Commission, 28th June 2010

Source: www.ipcc.gov.uk

Report due into Kirk Reid police rape inquiry – BBC News

“The Metropolitan Police is expected to be criticised over its investigation of a sex attacker who targeted women in south-west London.”

Full story

BBC News, 28th June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

FOI does not require disclosure of BBC report, rules Court of Appeal – OUT-LAW.com

“The BBC does not have to publish a report into its Middle East coverage, the Court of Appeal has ruled. A Freedom of Information (FOI) Act exemption for journalism applies to material even if it is held for other purposes, said the Court.”

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 25th June 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

British Broadcasting Corporation and another v Sugar (No 2) – WLR Daily

British Broadcasting Corporation and another v Sugar (No 2) [2010] EWCA Civ 715; [2010] WLR (D) 157

“Once it was established that information, requested under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, was held by the BBC as a public authority for the purposes of journalism (a word that was to be given its natural meaning), it was effectively exempt from production under the 2000 Act, even if the information was also held by the authority for other purposes.”

WLR Daily, 24th June 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Probation staff admit to serious failures over sex offenders – The Guardian

“Probation officers have admitted to lacking the skills and training necessary to protect the public from sex offenders, according to an independent investigation into the police and probation services.”

Full story

The Guardian, 24th June 2010

Source: www.gaurdian.co.uk

Police, prisons and probation ‘failing to tackle child gangs’ – The Guardian

“Police, prisons and probation services are failing to tackle the growing dangers of young people getting involved in gangs, according to a damning new report.”

Full story

The Guardian, 23rd June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Neuberger report: more solicitor judges wanted – The Lawyer

“The Law Society has long stated its belief that the judiciary should better reflect the diversity of the society it serves rather than being the preserve of the white, heterosexual, Oxbridge-­educated, male barrister.”

Full story

The Lawyer, 21st June 2010

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Children’s petting farms face tough new rules – The Independent

“There should be no ban on children petting animals on farms but more must be done to protect them from infection, an inquiry has concluded.”

Full story

The Independent, 16th June 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Police apology for wrongful conviction of Warren Blackwell – The Independent

“A man who spent more than three years in jail for a crime he did not commit today described an apology from the police force that helped convict him as ‘too little, too late’.”

Full story

The Independent, 18th June 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Baby P: Government lawyer apologises for handling of Sharon Shoesmith court case – Daily Telegraph

“The head of the Government’s legal team has apologised for failings in the preparation of a high-profile court case involving Sharon Shoesmith, the council chief blamed for the Baby P scandal.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 17th June 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Shannon Matthews serious case review clears social workers – The Guardian

“Social workers could not have foreseen the abduction of Shannon Matthews by her mother, a serious case review has concluded.”

Full story

The Guardian, 16th June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Report calls for tougher drink driving laws – The Guardian

“A government-commissioned report has called for Britain’s drink driving laws to be toughened to a level that would mean some people would be over the legal limit after one drink.”

Full story

The Guardian, 16th June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

People trafficking protection measures slammed – The Independent

“Measures to protect victims of people smuggling are ‘not fit for purpose’ and may be illegal, a report claimed today.”

Full story

The Independent, 16th June 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Bloody Sunday ‘unjustified and unjustifiable’ – The Independent

“Fourteen civilians killed on Bloody Sunday died as a result of ‘unjustifiable firing’ by British soldiers, the long-awaited Saville Inquiry found today.”

Full story

The Independent, 15th June 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Related link: Report of the Bloody Sunday Inquiry

Lawyers for Bloody Sunday families view Saville report – BBC News

“Lawyers for the families of those killed and injured on Bloody Sunday and the soldiers involved are studying Lord Saville’s report on the events.”

Full story

BBC News, 15th June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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