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Ministry of Justice

Acts

We are responsible for implementing the following Acts of Parliament.


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Bribery Act 2010

The Bribery Act reforms the criminal law to provide a new, modern and comprehensive scheme of bribery offences that will enable courts and prosecutors to respond more effectively to bribery at home or abroad.

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Constitutional Reform and Governance Act

The Prime Minister has agreed that those areas of political reform for which the Deputy Prime Minister will have direct responsibility should transfer from the Ministry of Justice to the Cabinet Office.

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Coroners and Justice Act 2009

The Coroners and Justice Act 2009 aims to deliver more effective, transparent and responsive justice and coroner services for victims, witnesses, bereaved families and the wider public.

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Crime and Security Act 2010

The Act aims to protect our communities by making our streets safer and giving more help to victims of crime.

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Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007

The Act introduces a new offence for prosecuting companies and other organisations for gross failures in the management of health and safety with fatal consequences.

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Criminal Evidence (Witness Anonymity) Act 2008

The purpose of this Act is to put on a statutory footing a power for the courts to grant witnesses anonymity orders in criminal proceedings where this is consistent with the right of a defendant to a fair trial.

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Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008

The Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 takes forward the government's programme of reform of the criminal justice system.

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Legal Services Act 2007

The Legal Services Act reforms the way legal services in England and Wales are regulated and puts the consumer interest at the heart of the regulatory framework.

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Offender Management Act 2007

The Offender Management Act aims to reduce reoffending and better protect the public by improving the way in which offenders are managed.

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Parliamentary Standards Act 2009

The Prime Minister has agreed that those areas of political reform for which the Deputy Prime Minister will have direct responsibility should transfer from the Ministry of Justice to the Cabinet Office.

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Perpetuities and Accumulations Act 2009

An Act to modernise trust law rules restricting how long an owner can control the future ownership of property (perpetuities) and trustees can add income to capital (accumulations).

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Political Parties and Elections Act 2009

The Political Parties and Elections Act 2009 strengthens the regulatory role of the Electoral Commission.

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Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Act 2010

Act implementing Law Commission and Scottish Law Commission recommendations about the rights of a third party to claim directly against an insurer.

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Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007

The Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act reforms the tribunals system to speed up justice and make the process easier for the public to understand.