Announcements 2008

October

More flexible approach to resolving disputes in contact cases
30 October 2008
The Children and Adoption Act 2006 provides new ways to help the courts find solutions in contact cases where there is conflict between the parents about whom a child should see and how often.


Inquests into the deaths of service personnel in operations and exercises overseas
30 October 2008
Justice Minister Bridget Prentice has made a written ministerial statement about the deaths of servicemen and women overseas.


Views sought on Parole Board rules
27 October 2008
The Ministry of Justice is seeking views on new Parole Board rules, to make Parole Board cases faster and more efficient.


Law Society regulatory powers: response to consultation on draft order
24 October 2008
The government has laid an order amending the Law Society's regulatory powers following a consultation.


Internet Watch Foundation Awareness Day
24 October 2008
The government is backing the Internet Watch Foundation's Awareness Day, to promote awareness of its hotline to report child abuse images and criminal material online.


Views sought on Criminal Procedure Rules about costs
22 October 2008
The Criminal Procedure Rule Committee is seeking views on a proposal to consolidate and revise the rules about costs.


Implementation of Probation Trusts
22 October 2008
Justice Minister David Hanson has made a written ministerial statement about the implementation of Probation Trusts.


Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council - new chair being recruited
20 October 2008
A recruitment campaign has begun to appoint a new chair of the Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council (AJTC).


Inside Justice Week
17 October 2008
Inside Justice Week will be launched tomorrow (18 October 2008) with a themed week of events that aim to give everyone the chance to take a look behind the scenes of the criminal justice system in England and Wales.


Anti-corruption champion
15 October 2008
Jack Straw has made a statement on the UK's anti-corruption strategy following his appointment as the government's anti-corruption champion.


Working with the third sector to reduce reoffending
13 October 2008
The Ministry of Justice and the National Offender Management Service have announced their commitment to further improve partnership work with the voluntary and community sector.


Law Society regulatory powers - views sought on draft Order
06 October 2008
The Ministry of Justice is seeking views on a draft order amending the Law Society's regulatory powers.


Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2008 come into force
06 October 2008
The Criminal Procedure Rule Committee has made amendments to the Criminal Procedure Rules, which came into force today (6 October 2008).


Ministerial changes
05 October 2008
Lord William Bach and Shahid Malik have been appointed to the ministerial team at the Ministry of Justice.


Overcoming barriers leading into law - new initiative
01 October 2008
The Ministry of Justice is launching an initiative to examine the barriers facing law students trying to pursue a career as a legal professional.


Fees and allowances payable at inquest
01 October 2008
The Ministry of Justice has published details of revised fees and allowances payable by the coroner on holding inquests.