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Police Prejudice Exposed In Stop-and-Search Figures

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New stop-and-search figures composed by The Independent have revealed the significant issue of ongoing police prejudice, despite concerted efforts to tackle the problem. The Independent collated data from 39 police forces across the country. The result of...

Is the Ministry of Justice of any use?

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A recent submission to the Justice Select Committee has questioned whether the Ministry of Justice has ever done anything that has had any impact on the commission of any crimes in the UK since its inception in 2007. The company providing the submission,...

New Victim's Code published

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Damian Green, the victims’ minister, announced that judges will take into account victims’ personal statements when determining sentences from December. He believes this will stop the issue of victims feeling as though they are an...

Totting up the points !

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Penalty points were first introduced as a means for the Courts to punish drivers for various driving offences rather than giving them a fine and/or a driving disqualification. Each offence will carry a fixed number or a range of points that can be applied to...

Chris Grayling strongly rejects European proposals

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After pursuing what many believe are unsustainable and damaging cuts to the UK legal aid system many will welcome Grayling’s defence of the UK justice system. Among the measures the UK will opt out of are: The European...

Criminal Legal Aid sustainability

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A leading criminal lawyer, Franklin Sinclair, has recently argued in a speech to the Legal Aid Practitioners’ Group that the current legal aid system can only sustain a maximum of 300 criminal solicitors firms rather the 1,600 there are currently in...