Drone was found crashed in Bullingdon jail, in Oxfordshire, by prison staff Aircraft also used to smuggle illicit mobile phones and charges to inmates Prisoners are thought to have ordered illicit goods in time for Christmas It comes as prohibited items were found in a drone in Strangeways prison
A drone carrying super-strength […]Continue Reading →
The criminal courts charge is, or was, one of the less well thought-through criminal justice reforms of recent years. Since April this year, courts have had a duty under section 21A of the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 to impose a fixed charge ‘in respect of relevant court costs’ on those convicted of […]Continue Reading →
New legislation will be introduced to cut off mobile phones being used in prisons.
Operators will be compelled to block telephones and SIM cards by courts if they are being used in custody.
The plan is due to be voted on by Members of Parliament (January 5).
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Speaking in many tongues isn’t always appreciated. Applied Language Solutions (ALS), the firm awarded a near monoply to provide court interpreters throughout England and Wales, earned just £8.5 million from the deal last year.
Figures released by the justice minister Helen Grant show it also lost £1,464 through what […]Continue Reading →
The government has lost another two votes in the House of Lords on judicial review reform – as it emerged that lord chancellor Chris Grayling has admitted misleading the House of Commons during a debate last week.
Crossbencher Lord Pannick persuaded enough Conservative and Liberal Democrat peers to rebel against the […]Continue Reading →
Justice secretary Chris Grayling has today rebuffed a recommendation from super-regulator the Legal Services Board that will-writing should be regulated.
In a Ministry of Justice statement, he said that an LSB report claiming that there is ‘consumer detriment’ in the will-writing market did not adequately demonstrate that bringing will-writing activities within […]Continue Reading →
Shari’a council member Sheikh Haitham al-Haddad mediates between a couple considering dissolving their Islamic marriage. Photograph: Mona Mahmood for the Guardian Photograph: Mona Mahmood/guardian.co.uk
The new scheme will be run by the Institute of Family Law Arbitrators, a joint venture by family lawyers’ groups and the Chartered Institute […]Continue Reading →
The SRA has published information on the imminent lauch of the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates:
QASA is coming…
QASA will be launched at the turn of the year. We will use this site to communicate information and regular updates on the development of QASA to consumers of legal […]Continue Reading →
The NPIA has been interviewed by a Dutch television news company interested in the UK’s launch in January 2011 of street level crime information via www.police.uk.
Assistant Chief Constable Steve Mortimore, who leads a national programme developing the Home Office site, was today interviewed by Nederlandse Omroep Stichting […]Continue Reading →